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Introducing Shibuya 109!

This video, titled "Shibuya 109 Walk - Tokyo - 渋谷 109," is a 4K introductory video showing the inside of Shibuya 109, a popular place among Japan's youth.
Shibuya 109 is a shopping mall, also referred to as "Marukyu."
There are many shops selling women’s clothing, shoes, beauty products and accessories, as well as costumes for cosplays.

This video shows you around the inside of Shibuya 109.
The amazing 4K quality will have you feeling like you're actually in the shop.
Be sure to look at all of the fashionable shops shown in the video!

Shibuya 109: History and Origins

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Shibuya 109 is a fashion building that opened in 1979, managed by Tokyu Malls Development. Besides the main store in Shibuya, there's also stores in Abeno Osaka, Kagoshima, and Hong Kong.
The secondary name "Marukyu" comes from the last two numbers of 109; '0' pronounced "maru" and '9' pronounced "kyu" in Japanese. Deemed a "mecca for high school gals," many young girls visit Shibuya 109 everyday.
It's not just for young people living in Tokyo, either. It's also a famous sightseeing spot for school field trips in Tokyo, as well as foreign tourists.

The Shops of Shibuya 109

At Shibuya 109, there are fashion items for both women and men, including shoes, fancy goods, cosmetic items, lingerie, swim wear, and places for taking "purikura " photos. There's plenty to do, so you'll never get bored.
Besides fashion brand shops, there's also many cafes and restaurants as well. You can see the restaurants in the video from 9:43.

Mogumogu stand, where you can enjoy trying food at various restaurants, is especially popular among young women.
Many girls visit here to buy tapioca and strawberry candy that look great on Instagram.
The beauty salon inside Shibuya 109 is very popular among women as well.

At Shibuya 109, temporary pop-up stores, including collaborations with popular artists and Pokemon, appear from time to time as well, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them.
In front of the entrance to Shibuya 109, facing the scramble crossing, there is an event space called 109 Square. This places gets packed with young people during events.

Summary of Shibuya 109

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On the official Shibuya 109 website, you can check out the floor guide, and also find information on sales and events.
There is also an official mail order service, so you can enjoy shopping online as well.

If you're interested in Japan's "Kawaii" or "gal" cultures, be sure to stop by Shibuya 109!
Don't forget to watch the video to experience window shopping at Shibuya 109 as well!

◆SHIBUYA109 General Facility Information◆
【Address】29-1, Dogenzaka 2 chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
【Access】A 3 minute walk from JR Shibuya Station
【Hours】Shopping 10:00-21:00, Cafes and restaurants 11:00-23:00
【Closures】None
【Parking】None
【Phone number】 03-3477-5111

【Official website】SHIBUYA109
https://www.shibuya109.jp/

Written By
Mar. 14, 2022
Japan
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Stroll Around Shibuya 109, a Mecca for Gals! A Look at Marukyu, Where You Can Enjoy Japan’s Kawaii Culture and the Hottest Fashion Among Japan’s Youth!
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