Shibuya

Instant Tokyo nostalgia – Beautifully bittersweet brand-new video looks like it was shot 17 years ago

Walk through Shibuya and Harajuku feels like a stroll through a future past.

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Japanese vending machines now sell pearl jewellery

But are they good enough to pass as a White Day gift?

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Tokyo government to give smartphones to senior citizens, pay for their calling and data plans

Shibuya, one of Japan’s centers for youth culture, thinks its older residents need a tech upgrade.

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We try the Yakiniku Like Tower Burger, the beefy bento box you can eat with your hands

Does a tower of tender beef in between two rice buns meet expectations?

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Two men charged for having sex at a public bathhouse in Tokyo

Manager has had enough of people using the sento for casual hookups.

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World’s first Ikea veggie dog specialty store opens in Shibuya

The only place in the world where you can try 10 different Ikea veggie dogs. 

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Huge crowds gather for Halloween in Japan despite calls to stay home【Photos】

Scenes from the weekend show not everyone was interested in staying away from hotspots like Shibuya and Osaka during Halloween.

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Giant bottles of Coca-Cola are floating above Shibuya Scramble, looks like something out of Blade Runner

The installation hopes to bring fun and excitement to Shibuya Scramble.

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The difference between Japanese and Western working cultures summed up in one photo

Two office skyscrapers look out over Shibuya together, but inside they’re worlds apart.

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Shibuya’s virtual Halloween celebration site goes live sans vital attraction, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Authorities confirm the opening ceremony and live Kyary Pamyu Pamyu concert is delayed, but you can still enjoy lots of online entertainment.

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Street footage from Hollywood movie “Tokyo Joe” shows post-war Shibuya colourised by AI 【Video】

Originally used as the background for Humphrey Bogart’s close-up, these Japanese folks are now having their time in the spotlight.

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This downtown Tokyo video rental shop still has 6,000 VHS tapes, will rent you a VCR too【Photos】

Right in the middle of one of Japan’s trendiest neighborhoods is a celebration of old-school media.

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Puma to release super limited-edition soccer cleats inspired by the Shibuya Scramble

Only fifty of these shoes will ever exist!

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Tokyo’s number-one Halloween party spot asks people to stay away this year

Scary fun preempted by scary reality of pandemic.

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Man attempts to set himself on fire in middle of Tokyo’s busiest intersection【Video】

Startling scene unfolds at Shibuya Scramble.

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Japanese model proudly displays armpit hair on giant ad at Shibuya

Japan’s poster girl for self-love and diversity wants us to embrace body hair choices.

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Japanese YouTuber fights on the streets of Shibuya in new real-life video game episode【Video】

Second instalment includes a boss fight and a stop at Matsuya to fuel up on gyudon beef bowls.

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Mr. Sato vibe-checks a hidden retro café in the heart of Shibuya’s modern Miyashita Park 【Photos】

Is the appeal in that it’s retro or that it’s just hard to find?

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Anti-mask group in Tokyo slammed for “cluster festival”

Putting others at risk by protesting against masks on the Yamanote train line. 

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New vending machines in Shibuya set to dispense Blue Bottle Coffee blends, beans, and more

Bougie bougie down, fast artisanal coffee coming to town.   

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