Shibuya buzzes with energy from the famous crowds of people swarming Hachiko crossing. Center Gai – the neighborhood's dominant shopping street – showcases Shibuya's funky feel, with shops like Condomania and Tokyu Hands catering to hip patrons. Get lost on the streets radiating from the station and find a bar or club that suits your taste; you're sure to find it in Shibuya's eclectic mix.
Make sure to get your requisite photo with Hachiko, Tokyo's most beloved pup and most popular meeting spot. Shibuya is also home to the city's largest collection of "love hotels," catering to couples who prefer – ahem – hourly rates. Being one of Tokyo's and the world's most prominent fashion centers, Shibuya can be excused for being a little on the wacky side; there's always some kind of spectacle to take in, whether it be a cosplay enthusiast dressed as a storm trooper, or a group of friendly locals giving away free hugs.
In August of 2008, a wild monkey somehow made its way into Shibuya station and although it was certainly surprising, Shibuya did seem the most appropriate venue the primate could have chosen for his escapades.