Japanese flavour – Shibuya


Shibuya (???, Shibuya-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. As of 2005, it had an estimated population of 195,877 and a density of 12,960 persons per km². The total area is 15.11 km².

The name “Shibuya” is also used to refer to the central business district of Shibuya Ward, which surrounds Shibuya Station, one of Tokyo’s busiest railway stations. Shibuya is known as one of the fashion centers of Japan, particularly for young people, and as a major nightlife area.

Tokyo Shibuya
Tokyo Shibuya
Tokyo Shibuya

In addition to this area, Shibuya Ward includes other well-known commercial and residential districts such as Daikanyama, Ebisu, Harajuku, Hiroo, Omotesand?, Sendagaya, and Yoyogi (the latter two are part of the Shinjuku Station area).

(text from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

(pictures and the movie by me, on dec 31st 2006 around 11pm)

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One Response to Japanese flavour – Shibuya

  1. Mihai says:

    The flood of people passing the road is amazing. I` ve heard that at that crossroad there are always people crossing no matter what time is it and that the shops around it are the bussiest in the world.

    Nice place to spend the New Year` s Eve!
    Wish you a Happy New Year Adrian!

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