A whirlwind at the heart of Shibuya District, Shibuya centers on the area’s namesake train station, Shibuya Station. By day, hautely dressed denizens flood out of the station and into Shibuya’s top department stores, trendy boutiques, and nearly-too-cool izakayas. By night, Shibuya’s sidewalks swell with chattering youth and the sounds of DJs spinning in suspended glass booths. Leaving the clamor behind means leaving Shibuya. Luckily, the surrounding district provides plenty of natural respites.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Relentless Activity In Tokyo's Core
The only minor downside is that due to the chaos that is Shibuya it can be a little noisy at night, this didn't really bother us but if it could bother you I'd bring a pair of earplugs."
Visited in 2013
Meet Me at Hachikō: Tokyo's Favorite Place to Reunite
Very little compares to awe you'll feel stepping out of the Hachiko exit at night and strolling home."
Visited in 2012
Shopping In Shibuya: International Trends and Acclaimed Boutiques
Shibuya is a major hub for west-central Tokyo and offers travelers a super connected feel to modern and cultural Tokyo lifestyle."
Artsy Coffee Shops and Craft Eateries
Relentless Activity: Shibuya By Night
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Raymond is a Travel, Lifestyle and Portrait photographer originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Growing up, his family lived in many places including Hokkaido, Japan. Influenced by his father, he took his first photography class at age fourteen. Later Raymond moved to New York and assisted the legendary photographer Steven Klein. Raymond splits his time between New York and Tokyo. His work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, Travel + Leisure and many others. Over the span of his career he has shot thirty four countries.
Masaru studied Photography at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC. He has 25 years experience photographing social and human rights issues in Asia and South America. After spending many years abroad, he has begun to focus on his own country of Japan. He established Reminders Photography Stronghold in Tokyo in 2013, a curated membership gallery making multi-photographic activities possible. His photographs have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek Japan, and many others.