In Tokyo is the special ward, the fashion mecca for young and hip known as Shibuya. Historically, the area was the site of a castle where the Shibuya family resided in the 11th century.
Shibuya is known for its trendy fashion and many fashion-driven buildings plus popular locations such as Shibuya 109, Cerulean Tower, Yebisu Garden Place, NHK Broadcasting Center, Omotesando Hills and more. And this electric city is absolutely known for its trendy factor with the youth.
It’s also a mecha for music fans as Tower Records Shibuya is located here and for those wanting to see the Hachiko statue, Shibuya is the place to go!
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As for Harajuku, Harajuku is a district that is part of the Shibuya ward (as with Omotesando) and is known as the center of youth culture and fashion.
The district is known for Takeshita Street and Cat Street but back in the pre-Edo period, it was a small post town on the Kamakura Highway. Harajuku Station was opened back in 1906.
Unlike Shibuya where the shops are scattered throughout the area, many people tend to go through Takeshita Street to check out the shops lined up through the street area.
Also, a great place to get music merchandise, crepes and hidden in some areas are great restaurants!