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  Shibuya, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shibuya is known as one of the fashion centers of Japan, particularly for young people, and as a major nightlife area.
Shibuya was incorporated as a village in 1889, as a town in 1909, as a ward of Tokyo City in 1932, and as a ward of Tokyo Metropolis in 1943.
Shibuya is famous for its scramble crossing, reportedly the world's busiest, which is located in front of Shibuya Station and uses a four-way stop to allow pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shibuya,_Tokyo   (950 words)

  
 Shibuya, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shibuya (渋谷区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan.
The fashion scene extends northwards to Harajuku, and Shibuya is increasingly becoming a fashion trendsetter for all Asia.
Shibuya is also famous for its intersection crossing, reportedly the world's busiest, which is located in front of Shibuya Station and uses a four-way stop to allow pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection (this is called a "scramble crossing" or スクランブル交差点 sukuranburu kōsaten).
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Shibuya   (275 words)

  
 Shibuya Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With 2.4 million passengers on an average weekday in 2004, it is the third-busiest commuter rail station in Tokyo (after Shinjuku and Ikebukuro), handling a large amount of commuter traffic between the center city and suburbs to the south and west.
The Tokyo Metro Line 13 is scheduled to open in 2007, and the Toyoko Line station will thereafter be moved underground to allow through service between the two lines starting in 2012.
Shibuya Station first opened on March 1, 1885 as a stop on the Shinagawa Line, a predecessor of the present-day Yamanote Line.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shibuya_Station   (457 words)

  
 Makeup Shibuya Style - Pictorial of makeovers 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Shibuya is a vivid, forward place, situated between an area similar to New York City’s Madison Avenue on one side, and the East Village on the other.
Shibuya descends into a valley, a bowl-like vessel booming with culture, fashion and art.
Kobayashi believes that being situated in Shibuya, amid the trendy young girls, offers an optimal opportunity to observe the metamorphosis of a young girl as she becomes aware of her femaleness.
www.fashionfinds.com /december99/pages/makeup-shibuya-style-1.htm   (836 words)

  
 Shibuya, Tokyo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There are several famous fashion department stores in Shibuya but the famous one is called "Shibuya 109" (ichimarukyuu)." This department store is very popular young people especially teens and it is as the origin of the kogal subculture.
The fashion scene extends northwards Harajuku and Shibuya is increasingly becoming a trendsetter for all Asia.
Shibuya is also famous for its intersection reportedly the world's busiest which is located front of Shibuya Station and uses a four-way stop to pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection (this called a "scramble crossing" or スクランブル交差点 sukuranburu kōsaten).
www.freeglossary.com /Shibuya,_Tokyo   (573 words)

  
 hackwriters.com -SHIBUYA - Tokyo - Brian R Wood
Tokyo is the largest city by population in the world.
We were still in Shibuya, but in a much more upscale atmosphere, with classical music being quietly released instead of the latest overplayed J Pop hit; yet another abrupt 90 degree turn in this wonderland of contradiction.
I guess I am used to the teenage Shibuya patrons checking their orange tube tans, tired dyed hair, and making sure their 3cm long fake eyelashes are still in place while on the train commuting to their paradise; escaping the harsh realities and pressures of being a teenager in an exam frantic country.
www.hackwriters.com /Shibuya.htm   (1419 words)

  
 Shibuya
Shibuya is one of the twenty-three city wards of Tokyo, but often refers to just the popular shopping and entertainment area around Shibuya Station.
Shibuya is one of Tokyo's most colorful and busy districts and birthplace to many of Japan's fashion and entertainment trends.
A prominent landmark of Shibuya is the large intersection in front of the station (Hachiko Exit), which is heavily decorated by neon advertisements and giant video screens and gets crossed by amazingly large crowds of pedestrians each time the traffic light turns green.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e3007.html   (1010 words)

  
 Tokyo/Shibuya - Wikitravel
Shibuya deserves a prize as the district with more two-storey televisions than any other area in the world.
Most of the action in Shibuya is in the hectic blocks to the northwest of the JR station.
Shibuya is the center of Japanese youth culture and it shows.
wikitravel.org /en/Shibuya   (1618 words)

  
 Dogenzaka in Shibuya: Tokyo's Hippest Entertainment District 1/2 | Asian American Intelligence | GoldSea
Shibuya Crossing at dusk is one of Tokyo's most thrilling sights, thanks to several immense video screens and crowds of young revelers emerging from the subway.
Vibrant Shibya in the southwestern section of downtown Tokyo is the ward that attracts hip students and young professionals with the time and money to devote to fashion, food and frolic.
Forming the backbone of Shibuya's nightlife scene is Dogenzaka, a street sometimes known as “Love Hotel Hill” for the many tiny inns that accommodate amorous couples in search of privacy.
www.goldsea.com /Asiagate/Entertainment/tokyo.html   (694 words)

  
 Shibuya Tokyo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Russell Watson's "Golden Voice" Japan Tour 2006 is one night at Bunkamura in Shibuya, Tokyo, on May 18.
Shibuya (渋谷区; Shibuya-ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan.
Shibuya is also famous for its intersection crossing, reportedly the world's busiest, which is located in front of Shibuya Station and regularly undergoes a four-way stop to allow pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection.
shibuya-tokyo.wikiverse.org   (375 words)

  
 Eslusa.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
After a while, at Shibuya, I met up with Yoshi, the Japanese student that I met in UC Berkeley one semester ago as a buddy student when I was taking Japanese course.
Shibuya is such an energetic city crowded with people every where especially young people.
At Shibuya, we would never realize how late it is because we could always see so many people around at all time.
www.eslusa.org /Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=249   (1209 words)

  
 Tokyo Food Page Restaurant Listings - Shibuya
Shibuya listings are organized along the major streets radiating outward from the central Shibuya station area.
One of the strangest interiors of a Tokyo bar - in addition to the counter area there are several cozy, semi-private sculpted fiberglass "cocoons" fitting 2-4 people.
Tokyo's first Portuguese restaurant, with hearty, traditional country-style fare - stews, risotto-style rice dishes, and plenty of fish and seafood.
www.bento.com /ra-shib.html   (2738 words)

  
 japanomatic.com - Shibuya 109
Ever since the completion of a huge station connecting two subway lines, a JR line, and two privately run railways, the Shibuya area is one of the most lively areas in Tokyo.
Areas like Shinjuku and Ginza usually have close-up area maps on maps of Tokyo, but Shibuya is newer and not usually featured (an added plus is that you won't find many tourists there).
Shibuya is the last stop on the Ginza Subway line and the Hanzomon Subway line.
www.angkor.com /japanomatic/shibuya.shtml   (626 words)

  
 Shibuya :: Tokyo Essentials :: Tokyo Tourist Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Shibuya is another shopping and entertainment district situated in the west of Tokyo.
Central Inn Shibuya, a capsule hotel is a five-minute walk up the road on the left.
Shibuya Station is on the Ginza Subway line, the Hanzomon Subway line, the JR Yamanote Line, the JR Saikyo line and the Keio Inokashira line.
www.tokyoessentials.com /shibuya.html   (800 words)

  
 JNTO Website > Regional Tourist Guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Tokyo consists of the southwestern part of the Kanto Region, the Izu Islands, and the Ogasawara islands.
Although most of the city was devastated by the Great Earthquake of 1923 and again by the bombing in the WWII, it achieved rapid restoration both times.
Tokyo is not only the center of politics and economy of Japan, but also developed as the center of world economy and culture, and it offers a number of must-see places.
www.jnto.go.jp /eng/RTG/RI/kanto/tokyo/tokyo/tokyo.html   (190 words)

  
 Bookstores in Central Tokyo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Last Change: 28 Dec 2005 Note: the Tokyo area comes in four files: (1) Jimbocho and Hongo (2) Central Tokyo (inside Yamanote Line, excluding (1)) (this file) (3) Western Tokyo Suburbs, Saitama, Kawasaki and Yokohama (4) Eastern Tokyo Suburbs and Tsukuba A common subject index is on the end of this file.
Tokyo's traditional educational district is Bunkyo-ku (Hongo, Yushima) and northern Chiyoda-ku (Kanda-Jimbocho).
The Aoyama, Harajuku, Shibuya district is a fashion center.
www.geocities.com /Athens/4824/jp-tokyo.htm   (5186 words)

  
 Travel Channel :: Tokyo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Shibuya branch, which still carries an impressive array of merchandise, is smaller and more manageable.
Subway: Shibuya Eki (Hachiko exit for JR lines, Exits 6 and 7 for Ginza and Hanzo-mon lines).
Subway: Shibuya EKi (Hachiko exit for JR lines, Exit 3A for Ginza and Hanzo-mon lines).
travel.discovery.com /destinations/fodors/tokyo/shopping_20352_2.html   (455 words)

  
 Shibuya Tobu Tokyo - online hotel reservations
Shibuya is a bustling, youth-oriented shopping district and entertaining to stroll around, popular with the locals and an ideal choice for tourists and business travelers alike.
The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Shibuya, one of the busiest commercial areas in Tokyo, with numerous shopping outlets, restaurants, and entertainment facilities.
The Shibuya station, one of the biggest and busiest in Tokyo, is a seven-minute walk away.
www.all-hotels.com /xbook/servlet/hotel-details?hotl_id=307639   (345 words)

  
 Japan Online -- A Traveller's Guide to Japan
I had heard from my cousin who used to live in Japan that Shibuya was the place to be in Tokyo, and after discovering that there was a youth hostel nearby (at Yoyogi Park), I decided to make Shibuya my first stop.
Shibuya, subsequently became more entrenched as the definitive spot for Tokyo's youth.
After Shibuya reached its peak as a trend-setting neighborhood, the town quickly fell back during the economic strife of the late 90's.
www.angelfire.com /id/croon/nikki/shibuyashopping.html   (1417 words)

  
 Tokyo Restaurants Guide -- Tokyo Dining Challenge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
TOKYO IS NOT A BIG PLAYER ON THE GLOBAL TOURIST CIRCUIT -- in part because of the high prices there, or the perception that it is notoriously and prohibitively expensive.
Foreign tourists coming to Tokyo often end up spending their nights in foriegn style bars in Roppongi and similar places, because these bars seem the closest to the traditional nightlife of the West.
And since Tokyo's kebab stands are at most just a hole in the wall with no interior seating, the only way to eat that kebab is to stand on the sidewalk with about 50 pairs of passing eyes scrutinizing your every move.
www.angelfire.com /id/croon/nikki/tokyodiningchallenge.html   (6933 words)

  
 Marimari.com : Japan - Tokyo, Roppongi, Shibuya
Omote-sando is where Tokyo gets to be like Paris with its alfresco cafes and boutiques.
Shibuya is a lively youth-oriented shopping district with some of the best department stores in all of Tokyo.
Nevertheless, Tokyo Tower, a main attraction, is located nearby.
www.marimari.com /content/japan/popular_places/tokyo/main3.html   (552 words)

  
 Hikikomori: Tokyo Plastic
The official DVD of Hikikomori: Tokyo Plastic has been released and is available through exclusive distribution with Amazon.com.
A week later the Japanese news reported that a Swiss tourist in Shibuya had been stabbed by middle-eastern drug dealers who thought he was recording their activities with a viddy cam.
In "Hikikomori: Tokyo Plastic," Naomi, a young Japanese hacker living in New York travels back to Japan and is quickly swept up into a web of fear and crime as one determined hikikomori leads her and her best friend Izumi into a dangerous web that could ultimately destroy them.
www.tokyonyc.com /hikikomori.html   (1839 words)

  
 superfuture :: tokyo :: shibuya :: zarigani
a few groovies but mainly quasi cool, spoonfed shibuya princesses.
i think the whole building is late 50s early 60s design [which for tokyo is almost national heritage].
harajuku park mansion [1st floor] - 6-11 udagawa-cho - shibuya-ku - tokyo 150-0042
superfuture.com /city/reviews/review.cfm?ID=897   (102 words)

  
 Shibuya on 43 Places   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Shibuya became a little bit of a haunt for the group of us that stayed in Tokyo earlier this year – good arcades and shopping to be had!
Shibuya was so big I didn’t see it all, so don’t combine Aoyama and Harajuku with Shibuya in one day (the way I did).
Shibuya’s pretty busy, full of young girls and guys with hardcore fake tans, bleached hair and fur coats with boots (at least for this week).
www.43places.com /places/view/191288   (381 words)

  
 Macworld: News: Apple opens second Tokyo store in Shibuya
Apple’s first store in Tokyo, which was also its first in Japan, opened in the Ginza district in November 2003.
The Shibuya store is Apple’s fourth in Japan and at least two more are planned for the country, said Cano.
They’ll be in Sendai, north of Tokyo, and Fukuoka, in western Japan.
www.macworld.com /news/2005/08/06/shibuya/index.php?lsrc=mwrss   (636 words)

  
 Dr Dave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But it’s all behind now, the move is over, all that’s left is a few days to enjoy Tokyo and say bye to all friends before heading for Europe, by way of Hong-Kong (Thursday to Saturday, if anybody’s around and wants to meet for a beer).
Shibuya for sayonara party for Richard and Monisha.
If these upcoming party announcements are becoming a bit monotonous for you, that’s because they are, believe me…; So this is the last one, I promise, and precisely to tell you where Party Notices will be posted from now on.
unknowngenius.com /blog/tag/shibuya   (674 words)

  
 Dogenzaka in Shibuya: Tokyo's Hippest Entertainment District 2/2 | Asian American Intelligence | GoldSea
Dogenzaka in Shibuya: Tokyo's Hippest Entertainment District 2/2
This good-sized club has established itself as the slickest, most progressive techno and deep/garage house in the up-and-coming Daikanyama district of Shibuya.
One of the live bands that can be found performing at Club Asia in Shibuya ward's lively Dogenzaka district.
goldsea.com /Asiagate/Entertainment/tokyo2.html   (426 words)

  
 Shibuya - Tokyo Guide - Japan Reference
Shibuya is one of the most crowded place in Tokyo and the absolute capital of Japan's youth.
In addition, Shibuya is famous for its "love hotel hill", adult shops and bars in Dogenzaka.
Shibuya has a few regular department stores, like Tokyu and Seibu, but also miscellaneous goods department stores such as Tokyo Hands and Loft where you can buy anything from home accessories and cosmetics to halloween costumes.
www.jref.com /practical/shibuya.shtml   (198 words)

  
 Chanpon: Tokyo's Luxury Capsule Hotels
Tokyo Tower shone in the distance on clear days and nights.
When I was a young writer travelling through Tokyo, I found the cheapest resting places to be Capsule Hotels - commuter crash pads.
Modern for the 1970s, the plastic tubes of Tokyo offer a chance to spend a night in the hippest neighborhoods for under US$40, and still shower in the morning.
www.chanpon.org /archive/2003/09/29/04h21m47s   (941 words)

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