After the 1964 Olympics the Shibuya area really began to grow into the party town it is today. Popular with Tokyo’s young and trendy set, Shibuya is the place to see fashion, food, music and gadgets all in one vibrant, hip and happening place.
Centre Gai; a narrow pedestrian street leading from Shibuya Station, and Koen Dori; the street leading to Yoyogi Park are shopping magnets for Tokyo’s youth, cramped with department stores, trendy boutiques, record stores, video game arcades and karaoke bars. Also notable in the Shibuya area is the Bunkamura cultural complex and the national broadcasting studios of NHK. Pachinko parlours abound in Shibuya as do Love Hotels on Dogen-zaka street.