Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s 23 townships and is located southwest of the center. The commercial center of Shibuya is located around Shibuya Station. In front of the train station is the statue of the ‘loyal dog’ Hachiko, one of the most famous meeting places in Japan. Hachiko was a Japanese Akita dog, which is still regarded in Japan today as the epitome of loyalty. For almost 10 years, the dog waited every day at the same time for his deceased master in front of the station.
The Shibuya intersection near the statue gained worldwide fame and is now epitomized by the narrowness and bustle of Tokyo, because at peak times, up to 15,000 people per traffic light phase cross the intersection.
Just a short walk away is Yoyogi Park, which makes you forget the hustle and bustle of the business district. Overall, Shibuya covers the shopping and entertainment district around Shibuya Station, Omotesando between Harajuku and Aoyama, Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park, the nightlife district of Ebisu and the fashion district of Daikanyama, which is also an exclusive residential area.