Shibuya (渋谷区 Shibuya-ku) is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan.
As of May 1, 2016, it has an estimated population of 221,801 and a population density of 14,679.09 people per km². The total area is 15.11 km².
The name "Shibuya" is also used to refer to the shopping district which surrounds Shibuya Station, one of Tokyo's busiest railway stations. This area is known as one of the fashion centers of Japan, particularly for young people, and as a major nightlife area.
Shibuya includes many well-known commercial and residential districts such as Daikanyama, Ebisu, Harajuku, Hiroo, Higashi, Omotesandō, Sendagaya, and Yoyogi.
Hatagaya Sasazuka, Hatagaya, Honmachi
Yoyogi Uehara, Ōyamachō, Nishihara, Hatsudai, Motoyoyogichō, Tomigaya, Yoyogi-kamizonochō
Sendagaya Sendagaya, Jingūmae
Ebisu-Ōmukai Kamiyamachō, Jinnan, Udagawachō, Shōtō, Shinsenchō, Maruyamachō, Dōgenzaka, Nanpeidaichō, Sakuragaokachō, Hachiyamachō, Uguisudanichō, Sarugakuchō, Daikan'yamachō, Ebisunishi, Ebisuminami
Shibuya, Higashi, Ebisu, Hiroo
Meiji Shrine, Shinto shrine dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shōken, surrounded by a 700,000-square-meter forest.
Shinjuku Gyoen (Sendagaya), former Imperial gardens now open to the public as a park.
Yoyogi Park, once a training base for the Imperial Japanese Army, later the Washington Heights housing area for the Occupation of Japan, then the lodgings for contestants in the Tokyo Olympics.
Shibuya is famous for its scramble crossing. It is located in front of the Shibuya Station Hachikō exit and stops vehicles in all directions to allow pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection. The statue of Hachikō, a dog, between the station and the intersection, is a common meeting place and almost always crowded.
Three large TV screens mounted on nearby buildings overlook the crossing, as well as many advertising signs. The Starbucks store overlooking the crossing is also one of the busiest in the world. Its heavy traffic and inundation of advertising has led to it being compared to the Times Square intersection in New York City. Tokyo-based architecture professor Julian Worrall has said Shibuya Crossing is "a great example of what Tokyo does best when it's not trying."
The main station in Shibuya is Shibuya Station. The southern tip of Shinjuku station, the world's busiest train station, is also located in Shibuya.
JR East Yamanote Line: Yoyogi, Harajuku, Shibuya, Ebisu stations Chūō-Sōbu Line: Yoyogi, Sendagaya stations Saikyō Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line: Shinjuku (the part south of Kōshū Kaidō, including the New South Entrance, is in Shibuya), Shibuya, Ebisu
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line: Shibuya Station Hibiya Line: Ebisu Station Chiyoda Line: Meiji Jingūmae, Yoyogi Kōen, Yoyogi Uehara stations Hanzōmon Line: Shibuya Station Fukutoshin Line: Shibuya, Meiji Jingūmae, Kitasandō stations
Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation Toei Ōedo Line: Shinjuku (in Yoyogi), Yoyogi, Kokuritsu Kyogi-jo stations
Tokyu Corporation Tōyōko Line: Shibuya, Daikanyama stations Den-en-toshi Line: Shibuya, Ikejiri Ohashi stations
Keio Corporation Inokashira Line: Shibuya, Shinsen Keiō Line: Sasazuka Station Keiō New Line: Hatsudai, Hatagaya, Sasazuka stations
Odakyu Electric Railway Odawara Line: Minami Shinjuku, Sangubashi, Yoyogi Hachiman, Yoyogi Uehara stations
The Imperial Platform, used by the Japanese Imperial Family on rare occasions, is located along the Yamanote Line, a few minutes walk from Harajuku Station in Sendagaya 3-chome.
Shuto Expressway No.3 Shibuya Route (Tanimachi JCT – Yoga) No.4 Shinjuku Route (Miyakezaka JCT – Takaido)
National highways Route 20, the Kōshū Kaidō Route 246, with the local names Aoyama-dōri and Tamagawa-dōri
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