Once again, another skyscraper has been added to the ever-expanding Shibuya skyline (not that we’re complaining). Meet Shibuya Fukuras.
Still considered as relatively new (it opened in November 2019), Shibuya Fukuras is an impressive 18-story building composed of the popular shopping mall Tokyu Plaza Shibuya, a variety of restaurants and cafes, a rooftop terrace, offices, a tourist information center and a bus terminal (the list goes on!)
Although it’s a rather spacious complex, it isn’t too difficult to navigate your way around and pretty straightforward, especially with a floor guide and help from the friendly people at the information desk. This means you can have a relaxed experience, without the fear of getting lost.
With so many things to do, you might begin to feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. So we recommend you check off the following things to do/see off your list.
1. Shibuya-san Tourist Information Center and Art Center (1F)
First up: the first floor. Here, you’ll find a tourist information and art center that will provide you with information on the best restaurants, shops, attractions, and trends in Shibuya. What’s slightly different about this information center is that there’s also an art exhibition inside.
According to the staff, the inspiration behind the artwork is from Tokyo’s Shibuya district and Nagaoka (a small city in Niigata Prefecture). As they say, art is a form of communication and what better way than to bring local and international visitors together? You’re also able to purchase bus tickets, SIM cards, exchange currency, store baggage, charge electronic devices and …continue reading