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Encyclopedia > Shibuya, Tokyo
Shibuya
渋谷区
Location of Shibuya
Shibuya's location in Tokyo, Japan.
Location
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Physical characteristics
Area 15.11 km²
Population (as of 2005)
     Total 195,877
     Density 12,963/km²
Symbols
Shibuya Hall
Mayor Toshitake Kuwahara
Official website: Shibuya

Shibuya (渋谷区 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. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 445 pixel Image in higher resolution (1440 × 801 pixel, file size: 43 KB, MIME type: image/png) Made from merging Image:Carte Shibuya-ku fr. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... In political geography and international politics, a country is a political division of a geographical entity, a sovereign territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation and government. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Kantō region, Japan. ... The prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The special wards of Tokyo are 23 municipalities that together make up the core and the most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


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. Shibuya station platform The statue of Hachiko is a famous meeting place. ...

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History

Hachikō, an Akita dog, was a Shibuya fixture during the late 1920s and early 1930s; his statue near Shibuya Station is a popular meeting spot.
Hachikō, an Akita dog, was a Shibuya fixture during the late 1920s and early 1930s; his statue near Shibuya Station is a popular meeting spot.

Following the opening of the Yamanote Line in 1885, Shibuya began to emerge as a railway terminal for southwestern Tokyo and eventually as a major commercial and entertainment center. It 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. The present-day special ward was established on March 15, 1947. Download high resolution version (568x750, 171 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (568x750, 171 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Picture of Hachikō, age unknown. ... A Yamanote Line E231 series EMU on the left departs with a 205 series on the right Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line 205 series 6-door car before the morning rush Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A village (村 mura or son) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A town (町 chō) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A ku (区), translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city. ... Tokyo City (東京市 Tōkyō-shi) was a Japanese municipality located in the center of the Tokyo urban area. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


One of the most well-known stories concerning Shibuya is the story of Hachikō, a dog who waited on his late master at Shibuya Station every day from 1923 to 1935, eventually becoming a national celebrity for his loyalty. A statue of Hachikō was built adjacent to the station, and the surrounding Hachikō Square is now the most popular meeting point in the area. Picture of Hachikō, age unknown. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ...


Yoyogi Park in Shibuya was one of the main venues for the 1964 Summer Olympics. Categories: Japan geography stubs | Parks ... The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ...


Shibuya has achieved great popularity among young people in the last 30 years. There are several famous fashion department stores in Shibuya. Shibuya 109 is a major shopping center near Shibuya Station, particularly famous as the origin of the kogal subculture. Called "Ichi-Maru-kyū," which translates as 1–0–9 in Japanese, the name is actually a pun on that of the corporation that owns it — Tokyu (which sounds like 10–9 in Japanese). The contemporary fashion scene in Shibuya extends northward from Shibuya Station to Harajuku, where youth culture reigns; Omotesandō, the zelkova tree, and fashion brand lined street; and Sendagaya, Tokyo's apparel design district. Fashion illustration by George Barbier of a gown by Jeanne Paquin, 1912, from La Gazette du bon ton, the most influential fashion magazine of its era. ... Kogal (コギャル kogyaru in romaji (romanised Japanese), lit. ... For other uses of Harajuku, see the disambiguation page Harajuku Station at night Three teens outside Harajuku Station Rockabilly dancers in Yoyogi Park Harajuku (原宿)   is the common name for the area around Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo, Japan. ... Omotesandō street as seen from an overpass Prada Aoyama Tods Omotesando building Omotesandō ) is an avenue, subway station and neighbourhood in Tokyo stretching from Harajuku station, the foot of the famous Takeshita Street, to Aoyama-dori where Omotesandō station can be found. ... Sendagaya Station at Night Takashimaya Times Square, Sendagaya 5-chome Sendagaya (千駄ヶ谷) is an area (neighborhood, quarter) within Shibuya ward 渋谷区), one of Tokyo (東京都), Japans (日本) special 23 wards. ...


During the late 1990s, Shibuya also became known as the center of the IT industry in Japan. It was often called "Bit Valley" in English, a pun on "Bitter Valley," the literal translation of "Shibuya." Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ...


Geography

Shibuya Ward includes many well-known commercial and residential districts such as Daikanyama, Ebisu, Harajuku, Hiroo, Higashi, Omotesandō, Sendagaya, and Yoyogi. Yebisu (恵比須, 恵比寿, 夷, 戎, 蛭子) is also called Ebisu, Hiruko (蛭子), and Kotoshiro-nushi-no-kami (事代主神). He is the Japanese god of fishermen and good fortune. ... For other uses of Harajuku, see the disambiguation page Harajuku Station at night Three teens outside Harajuku Station Rockabilly dancers in Yoyogi Park Harajuku (原宿)   is the common name for the area around Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo, Japan. ... Hiroo can refer to two places in Japan: An area of Minato, Tokyo: see Hiroo, Tokyo A town in Hokkaidō: see Hiroo, Hokkaidō Category: ... Categories: Move to Wiktionary | Stub ... Omotesandō street as seen from an overpass Prada Aoyama Tods Omotesando building Omotesandō ) is an avenue, subway station and neighbourhood in Tokyo stretching from Harajuku station, the foot of the famous Takeshita Street, to Aoyama-dori where Omotesandō station can be found. ... Sendagaya Station at Night Takashimaya Times Square, Sendagaya 5-chome Sendagaya (千駄ヶ谷) is an area (neighborhood, quarter) within Shibuya ward 渋谷区), one of Tokyo (東京都), Japans (日本) special 23 wards. ... Yoyogi is located in the metropolis of Tokyo, Japan just south of Shinjuku and north of Shibuya. ...


Politics & Government

Shibuya is run by a city assembly of 34 elected members. The current mayor is Toshitake Kuwahara, an indepenent backed by the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito. In politics, an independent is a a politician who is not affiliated with any political party. ... The Liberal Democratic Party ), frequently abbreviated to LDP or Jimintō ), is a conservative political party and the largest party in Japan, which has been ruling almost uninterruptedly since Japan regained independence after World War II. It is not to be confused with the now-defunct Liberal Party ), which merged with... The New Komeito ), New Komeito Party , or NKP is a political party in Japan formed by Daisaku Ikeda, leader of the Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai. ...


Elections

  • Shibuya mayoral election, 2003

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan held a mayoral election on April 27, 2003. ...

Sightseeing and historic sites

Green areas

A torii at Meiji Shrine, one of the largest green spaces in Tokyo.
A torii at Meiji Shrine, one of the largest green spaces in Tokyo.

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (500x617, 305 KB) This torii stands at the entrance to the Meiji Shrine (Shinto) in Tokyo, Japan. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (500x617, 305 KB) This torii stands at the entrance to the Meiji Shrine (Shinto) in Tokyo, Japan. ... A famous floating torii at Itsukushima Shrine Multiple torii at Osaka shrine Torii are widespread in Japan, to the extent that modern architecture sometimes emulates their form. ... The central sanctuary where the Meiji emperor is enshrined. ... Emperor Meiji ) (November 3, 1852 — July 30, 1912) was the 122nd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from February 3, 1867 until his death. ... Empress Shōken in Western garb, a sign of the reform taken under the Meiji era Empress Shōken ) (28 May 1849 - 19 April 1914) was empress consort of Japan as the wife of Emperor Meiji. ... Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑, Shinjuku Imperial Gardens ) is national park with an eminent garden in Tokyo it is in Shinjuku (Tokyo, Japan). ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Parks ... The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) (KyÅ«jitai: 大日本帝國陸軍, Shinjitai: , Romaji: Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was the official ground based armed force of Imperial Japan from 1867 to 1945. ... Capital Tokyo Language(s) Japanese Political structure Military occupation Military Governor of Japan  - 1945-1951 Douglas MacArthur  - 1951-1952 Matthew Ridgway Emperor  - 1926-1989 Hirohito Historical era Post-WWII  - Surrender of Japan August 15, 1945  - San Francisco Peace Treaty April 28, 1952 At the end of the Second World War... The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ...

Buildings

Shibuya shopping district at night. The cylindrical building on the left side of the picture is Shibuya 109.
Shibuya shopping district at night. The cylindrical building on the left side of the picture is Shibuya 109.
Shibuya New Face. Shibuya MarkCity
Shibuya New Face. Shibuya MarkCity

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (963 × 640 pixel, file size: 259 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) photographed by angaurits in June 2006 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (963 × 640 pixel, file size: 259 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) photographed by angaurits in June 2006 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 410 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1314 × 1920 pixel, file size: 324 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 東京・渋谷にある渋谷マークシティ。渋谷の街のランドマークとして有名。 photo of Shibuya mark city. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 410 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1314 × 1920 pixel, file size: 324 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 東京・渋谷にある渋谷マークシティ。渋谷の街のランドマークとして有名。 photo of Shibuya mark city. ... Cerulean Tower The Cerulean Tower ) is the tallest building in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, completed in 2001 utlising empty lots of former headquarters of Tokyu Corporation. ... Sapporo Breweries Limited (サッポロビール株式会社) is a Japanese company that makes beer, headquartered in Ebisu, Tokyo. ... Westin Hotels chain is owned by Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building ) is local in Shibuya ward in the Tokyo Greater Metropolian area. ... Tallest buildings completed as of 2005 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (#1) Sunshine 60 (#3) Note: Tokyo Tower is the tallest structure in Tokyo at 333 m. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York, NY on the intersection of 5th Ave and W 34th Street. ... Omotesando hills Omotesando Hills is the latest in a series of Tokyo urban developments by Minoru Mori. ... Early winter morning at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Main Arena Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium is a world-class sporting complex in Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, located at , Built in 1954 for the World Wrestling Championship, held that year, it was also used as the venue for gymnastics events at the 1964... Yoyogi National Gymnasium is an arena in Tokyo, Japan. ... Kenzo Tange (丹下健三, Tange Kenzō; September 4, 1913 - March 22, 2005) was a Japanese architect, and winner of the 1987 Pritzker Prize for architecture. ...

Streets

Omotesandō in winter
Omotesandō in winter
  • Aoyama Dōri, a major east-west thoroughfare
  • Dōgen-zaka, a road in central Shibuya famous for its surrounding nightclubs and love hotels
  • Komazawa Dōri - running past Daikanyama, down the hill to Ebisu, crossing Meiji Dōri and up the hill through Higashi and Hiroo . The road stops at the Shuto expressway in Minami Aoyama. Famed for its beautiful trees that turn bright yellow in autumn, cafes, restaurants and large replica of Michelangelo's David outside of the Papas building. Prince Hitachi and Princess Hitachi have their official residence in a palace in large gardens off Komazawadori in Higashi [1]
  • Kōen Street, in central Shibuya between Shibuya Station and Yoyogi Park
  • Meiji Dōri, a major north-south thoroughfare parallel to the Yamanote Line
  • Miyamasu-zaka
  • Omotesandō, an avenue leading up to the Meiji Shrine with a number of famous-brand boutiques
  • Spain-zaka
  • Takeshita Street, a shopping street through Harajuku
  • Yamanote Street

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 632 KB) Omotesando in Tokyo in Winter. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 632 KB) Omotesando in Tokyo in Winter. ... A love hotel sign in Ikebukuro Tokyo A love hotel sign in Shinjuku, Tokyo A love hotel (ラブホテル rabu hoteru) is an originally Japanese type of hotel offering privacy for a couple to have sex. ... Categories: Move to Wiktionary | Stub ... Hiroo can refer to two places in Japan: An area of Minato, Tokyo: see Hiroo, Tokyo A town in Hokkaidō: see Hiroo, Hokkaidō Category: ... Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer. ... David and Goliath, by Caravaggio, c. ... Prince Hitachi (Masahito) of Japan (常陸宮正仁親王, Hitachi no miya Masahito Shinnō) (born 28 November 1935) is a member of the Japanese imperial family and the younger brother of the Emperor Akihito. ... Princess Hitachi (Hanako) of Japan (jp:常陸宮正仁親王妃華子, Hitachi no miya Hanako shinnō-hi), née Hanako Tsugaru (津軽華子 Tsugaru Hanako), was born on 19 July 1940. ... Categories: Move to Wiktionary | Stub ... Omotesandō street as seen from an overpass Prada Aoyama Tods Omotesando building Omotesandō ) is an avenue, subway station and neighbourhood in Tokyo stretching from Harajuku station, the foot of the famous Takeshita Street, to Aoyama-dori where Omotesandō station can be found. ... Takeshita street in Harajuku Takeshita Street (竹下通り Takeshita-dori) is a pedestrian-only street lined with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants in Harajuku in Tokyo, Japan. ...

Other

Top view of the Shibuya Crossing
Top view of the Shibuya Crossing
  • Shibuya is famous for its scramble crossing which is reportedly the world's busiest. It is located in front of the Shibuya Station Hachiko exit and stops vehicles in all directions to allow pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection. Three large TV screens mounted on nearby buildings overlook the crossing. The Starbucks store overlooking the crossing is also one of the busiest in the world. The 2003 American movie Lost in Translation featured a scene at the crossing.
  • Looks like a mock of the statue of Moai, called Moyai, that originated from the people of Niijima Island, one of Tokyo's islands. This statue was presented to Shibuya from Niijima Island in 1980. Also here is another popular meeting point in Shibuya.
  • Eighteen embassies are located in Shibuya.

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A Barnes Dance in Tokyo. ... Shibuya station platform The statue of Hachiko is a famous meeting place. ... Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) is a coffeehouse chain based in the United States. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lost in Translation is a 2003 comedy drama film. ... Rano Raraku Moai The only kneeling Moai Moai are statues carved from compressed volcanic ash on Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile. ... Yunohama Onsen, Niijima Niijima (新島) a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and east of the Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka prefecture. ... Yunohama Onsen, Niijima Niijima (新島) a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and east of the Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka prefecture. ...

Transportation

Rail

The main station in Shibuya is Shibuya Station. Shibuya station platform The statue of Hachiko is a famous meeting place. ...

Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ... A Yamanote Line E231 series EMU on the left departs with a 205 series on the right Passengers prepare to board a train on the Yamanote Line 205 series 6-door car before the morning rush Display within Yamanote Line car shows next stop and route map. ... Chūō-Sōbu Line train at Ochanomizu The Chūō-Sōbu Line ) is part of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) network in Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... A northbound Saikyo Line train bound for Kawagoe takes on passengers at Shinjuku station. ... The Shonan-Shinjuku Line (湘南新宿ライン) is a railway line in Japan that connects the cities of Saitama, Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kamakura. ... new Tokyo Metro sign and logo This office tower, above Tokyo Metro Ueno Station, houses the headquarters of the Tokyo Metro. ... Ginza Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Hibiya Line (Click on image to enlarge. ... Click on map to enlarge The Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (東京地下鉄千代田線) is a metro line in Tokyo, Japan, administered by the Tokyo Metro. ... Hanzomon Line (Click on image to enlarge) The Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line (東京地下鉄半蔵門線) is a metro line in Tokyo, Japan, administered by the Tokyo Metro. ... Tokyo Metro Line 13 (東京地下鉄13号線) is a Tokyo Metro subway line currently under construction in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (東京都交通局 Tōkyō-to Kōtsū-kyoku) is Tokyos public transportation authority. ... The Toei ÅŒedo Line (都営地下鉄大江戸線, Toei Chikatetsu ÅŒedo-sen) is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (not the Tokyo Metro). ... Tokyu Series-8000 train approaching Daikanyama Station. ... Toyoko Line Toyoko Line local train The TōkyÅ« Tōyoko Line ) is a major commuter train service connecting Tokyo (Shibuya) to Yokohama. ... looking from Futako-Tamagawa. ... Series-1000 rolling stock on the Keio Inokashira Line. ... At Kichijōji station. ... Series-8000 rolling stock on the Keio Line. ... The Keio New Line ) is the name for a 3. ... Near Higashi-Kitazawa Station The Odakyu Electric Railway Co. ... The OdakyÅ« Odawara Line ) is the OdakyÅ« Electric Railways main section of railway line in Japan. ... The imperial household of Japan (also referred to as the imperial family or kōshitsu (皇室)) refers those members of the extended family of the reigning Emperor of Japan who undertake official and public duties, as well as their minor children. ...

Highway

A map of the Expressway Shuto Expressway , lit. ... National Route 2 connects Osaka and Fukuoka. ... The Sakurada Gate of the Imperial Palace. ... Route 246 ) is a major highway on the island of Honshū in Japan. ...

Education

Colleges and universities

Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) is a Japanese Christian university in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. ... Kokugakuin University (國學院大學; Kokugakuin Daigaku, abbreviated as 國學大 Kokugakudai or 國大 Kokudai) is a private university, whose main office is located in Tokyos Shibuya district. ... University of the Sacred Heart (聖心女子大学 Seishin Joshi Daigaku) is a Japanese private female university located in Shibuya, Tokyo. ... Tokai University(Tokai Daigaku, 東海大学) is one of the Japanese private university at Tokyo. ...

People

Momoe Yamaguchi (山口百恵 Yamaguchi Momoe) is a Japanese pop singer, actress and idol whose career lasted from 1972 to 1980. ... Yoshinaga Sayuri (吉永小百合; 13 March 1945 Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. ...

Companies

A bottle of Calpis Water Calpis ) is a Japanese uncarbonated soft drink, manufactured by Calpis Co. ... Casio Computer Co. ... The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world. ... Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ... Gap, Incorporated (NYSE: GPS) is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in San Francisco, California and founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris Fisher. ... GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK NYSE: GSK) is a British based pharmaceutical, biologicals, and healthcare company. ... Google Inc. ... KFC (full name Kentucky Fried Chicken) is a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Sapporo Breweries Limited (サッポロビール株式会社) is a Japanese company that makes beer, headquartered in Ebisu, Tokyo. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... Teichiku Record, c. ... Tokyu Series-8000 train approaching Daikanyama Station. ... Trend Micro (TYO: 4704 , NASDAQ: TMIC) is a Taiwanese company that develops software to protect against computer viruses. ...

Shibuya in popular culture

  • Shibuya is the setting of many popular manga and anime series such as Super GALS!, and also features prominently in several movies and video games.
  • Shibuya-kei is also a name given to a particular style of Japanese pop music
  • There is a Japanese television drama series called Sh15uya, which is about 15-year-olds in a virtual-reality Shibuya.
  • The film "Lost in Translation" was set and filmed largely in Shibuya an nearby Shinjuku.
  • The game "It's A Wonderful World" on the Nintendo DS is based in Shibuya.

Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Shibuya is a popular city in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. ... Manga )   (pl. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Gals!, is a shōjo manga written by mangaka Mihona Fujii. ... Shibuya at night Shibuya-kei (渋谷系 Shibuya-style; also 渋谷系サウンド Shibuya-kei sound) is a variety of Japanese pop music which combines elements of jazz, fusion, traditional music, and other styles. ... J-pop is an abbreviation of Japanese pop and refers to Japanese popular music. ... Sh15uya (pronounced and alternatively known as Shibuya Fifteen) is a Japanese television series (or dorama), broadcast on TV Asahi from January 10 to March 10 of 2005. ...

Gallery

See also

This page lists important shopping streets or districts by city. ...

External links

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References

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Shibuya, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (950 words)
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.
Shibuya, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (275 words)
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).
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