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Shibuya area description and photos - Japan: Tokyo. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Shibuya.
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It is in the Shibuya area that there is a monument to the most faithful dog Hachiko, who was waiting for the return of the owner, who died, every day from 1923 to 1935. Now, next to this statue, appointments are made.
Back in the late 19th century, Shibuya was a village, at the beginning of the 20th it became a city, and in 1932 it turned into a district of the capital. At the beginning of its history, Shibuya was a railway terminal, and now it is a center for business, shopping and entertainment, fashion and nightlife, for which this area is especially loved by Japanese youth.
There is a lot to see in Shibuya. For example, there are some of the tallest skyscrapers in Tokyo, one of which was modeled on the Empire State Building in New York. The area is home to the headquarters of many large Japanese corporations, for example, perfume giant Shiseido, brewery Sapporo Brewery, watch and electronics manufacturer Casio and others. Many foreign corporations, including Microsoft, Google, Coca-Cola, have their offices in Shibuya.
Shopping malls and department stores in Shibuya are concentrated in the Daikaniyama, Ebisu, Harajuku and Hatagaya neighborhoods. For the attention and money of the Japanese and tourists, two major competitors, who own huge department stores and shopping centers, are fighting for the attention and money of the Japanese and Seibu companies, which offer a variety of fashionable clothes, accessories, interior items and goods for creativity.
But life in Shibuya is boiling not only around shopping and business. There are also cultural and historical sites. For example, the Meiji Temple, built in honor of Emperor Meiji, is the largest Shinto shrine in Tokyo. It also houses the Bunkamura cultural center, which consists of a concert hall, an art gallery and a theater, the national theaters Hatsudai and Noh, as well as various interesting museums, for example, tobacco and electricity.
In the Shibuya area, there is also the Yoyogi National Stadium, which was designed by the architect Kenzo for the 1964 Olympic Games. Nowadays there are ice skating, competitions and concerts.
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