Shibuya

Shibuya has been the epicenter of youth culture in Tokyo for decades, but in the next few years, expect Shibuya to do a little growing up, literally. Hikarie, from where this photo was taken, was completed in 2012 and is the first of four new skyscrapers to rise above a brand new designed Shibuya station, slated to be completed by 2027. Many of the new structures including major parts of the station should be completed before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The famous “Shibuya Scramble” pedestrian free-for-all is not expected to change despite the architectural changes, so rest assured you’ll still have a place to get lost in the crowd.

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