The following is an introduction to Tokyo’s Shibuya and the nearby Omotesando and Ebisu areas. Please see our other article for a complete list of all the wonderful things to do in Shibuya.
Seitoku Memorial Picture Gallery
10-minute walk from Exit 0 of Aoyama-itchome Station on Ky Metro Ginza Line and Hanzomon Line.
The museum is located in the center of Meiji Jingu Outer Gardens and is an important cultural property.
The ginkgo avenue that runs from Aoyama-dori to in front of the Picture Gallery is expressed in perspective so that the Gallery is at the center of the avenue.
Shibuya Metro Plaza
Directly connected to the underground of Shibuya Station on Ky Metro Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line and Fukutoshin Line.
The first and second floors of the Shibuya Subway Building.
A mix of Japanese and Western gourmet food and shopping with attentive service awaits you.
Shibuya Mark City
Directly connected to Shibuya Station on the Ky Metro Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line and Fukutoshin Line.
Mark City Avenue is a row of restaurants and cafes in the area, which has been named the “place for young people”.
1 minute walk from Exit 5 of Meiji-jingumae Station on the Keimetro, Seidou Line and Fukutoshin Line.
Laforet means forest in French.
A landmark of Harajuku and a source of fashion since the Showa period.
Ota Memorial Museum of Art
2 minute walk from Meiji-jingumae Station (Tokyo Metro and Fukutoshin Line)
A private museum specializing in Ukiyo-e.
It houses and exhibits a large collection of more than 12,000 pieces of Ukiyo-e, including original Ukiyo-e paintings, Ukiyo-e prints, printed books and antiques related to Ukiyo-e, and fan paintings from the former Konoike Collection.
Yamatane Museum of Art
10 min. walk from Ebisu Sta. on the Kyomoro Hibiya Line.
An art museum specializing in Japanese paintings.
Takeuchi Seiho’s Hanbyo (Cats), an important cultural property, is worth seeing.
The painting depicts a cat licking honey on its back, which was given to Seiho by a guest.
National Museum of Nature and Science
4-minute walk from Shirokanedai Station (Ky Metro Namboku Line) Exit 1
This garden museum is a treasure house of precious nature existing in Tokyo.
Until it was opened to the public, it was the former Shirokane Imperial Estate, a natural monument and historic site.
3 minutes walk from Meguro Station Central Exit of Ky Metro Namboku Line.
It appeared in Osamu Dazai’s works as the Ryugujo of Showa era.
The wooden architecture and the 100-step staircase (actually 99 steps) are registered as Tangible Cultural Properties designated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Masao Koga Music Museum
3 minute walk from the south exit of Yoyogi Uehara Station on the Ky Metro Chiyoda Line.
A museum where you can see, hear and sing.