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What to Do in Shibuya, Tokyo: 8 Things to Do in Shibuya at Night

Wondering what to do in Shibuya, Tokyo? In this guide, we highlighted the 10 Best Things to Do in Shibuya at Night. When in Tokyo, one of the must-visit places at night is Shibuya. This popular Tokyo district is lively, vibrant, and fun in broad daylight, but it comes even more alive at night.

Shibuya at night is more than just the world-renowned Shibuya Crossing, an intersection right outside Shibuya Station where millions of people cross every single day. Shibuya is one of the best places to experience Tokyo nightlife.

If you’re wondering for ideas on what to do in Shibuya, check out our top picks!

1. Go bar-hopping in Shibuya

Shibuya is home to several bars and izakayas (traditional pubs), so bar-hopping should be on your itinerary. From high-end bars to hidden pubs, you can find them all in the streets of Shibuya. If you don’t like to do it by yourself, there are several bar-hopping tours in Shibuya that you can join.

2. Walk across Shibuya Crossing at night

About 2.4 million people cross Shibuya’s famous intersection every day, making it the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world. Be sure to take a photo of yourself in the middle of the crossing! If you want to go around Shibuya at night with a local guide, join our Shibuya Night Free Walking Tour where we will bring you to Shibuya Crossing and the popular Hachiko monument.

3. Shop around Don Quijote

Don Quijote, locally called Donki, opens 24 hours, so it’s a perfect place for you to go shopping at night in Shibuya. It’s a popular spot among locals and tourists to hunt down duty-free items, cheap souvenir goods, groceries, costumes, liquor, and everything you can imagine.

4. Walk around Shibuya Center Gai

Your Tokyo visit won’t be complete without seeing neon lights that are distinctively Japanese! Head over to Shibuya Center Gai at night to surround yourself with buildings mounted with neon lights. There’s something about it that can make you happy, so why not!?

5. View the cityscape from Shibuya Sky

Scaling Shibuya Sky in the evening and watching Tokyo glimmer is a unique experience you should make sure to have. This 237-meter building above Shibuya Station provides you with the best views of Tokyo at night or from sundown.

6. Check in on Love Hotel Hill

You probably heard of love hotels in Japan. In Shibuya, there’s no shortage of love hotels, so if you are traveling with your partner and you want to experience what love hotels feel like, head over to Love Hotel Hill in Dogenzaka where you can find dozens of unique and themed short stays.

7. Discover Shibuya’s hidden food places

Food! What’s a trip without it!? In Shibuya, you can find cafés, restaurants, and food stalls everywhere. Whether you want to try conveyor sushi or ramen, you can find so many places to eat in Shibuya without a problem!

8. Live and laugh at comedy bars

Watching a stand-up comedy act may not be the first thing you can think of when you are in Japan because of language differences, you can’t be any more wrong. Two popular comedy bars foreign tourists frequent are Tokyo Comedy Bar, located in Dogenzaka, and Yoshimoto Mugendai Dome, located at Udagawacho. If you are bilingual in Japanese, head over to Pirates of Tokyo Bay!


Looking for a traditional food experience in Tokyo? Come join us at our Tokyo Tea Ceremony Experience where you can witness and participate in an authentic tea ceremony and enjoy Japan's finest teas.


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