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Shibuya Girls: A Street Fashion Photo Gallery

Updated on November 11, 2011

Shibuya is a neighborhood of Tokyo known for its famous crosswalk and fashionable shops targeting Tokyo's trendy youth. The people watching in this area is unlike that in any other place I have been. Now more than ever, the streets and alleyways are like runways- populated with well-heeled and immaculately styled shoppers, models, photographers, and shopkeepers.

On the last night of any stint abroad, I am always overtaken by feelings of nostalgia for the places I've visited. Typically, I end up returning to my favorite spot in a city or village, so on nights before I leave Tokyo, I almost always show up in Shibuya.

The last time in Shibuya, I camped out in one place and snapped away to my heart's content. Here's a look at the stylish guys and Shibuya girls I spotted!

Her hair and outfit are AMAZING. Way to channel Audrey Hepburn!
Her hair and outfit are AMAZING. Way to channel Audrey Hepburn! | Source

Must-see spots in Shibuya

If you visit Shibuya, make sure you...

  • Wander through Shibuya station - and visit RanKing RanQueen, a store where the top ranted products in the country are featured and sold
  • Hang out Shibuya crossing right outside the station for some great people watching
  • Go to Shibuya109 - a multilevel shopping complex filled with the most fascinating clothing stores I've ever seen
  • Visit at night - the lights are magnificent
  • Bring a camera... and if you're the fashion-loving type (and young and adventurous, clothing-wise) carry a full wallet!

Stylish Shibuya Girls & Guys

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Her entire outfit is just lovely!What amazing boots!They're just adorable. And incredibly hip.Tulle skirts strike again!This group of girls summarizes some of the biggest fall trends in Tokyo - tulle skirts, dresses with peter pan collars, and over-the-knee socks. Too bad I caught them all at an awkward moment.I love her purse- and hat!Oops. He saw me.A stylish mother-daughter duo!A dapper coupleShorts with tights are a fall classic.Though most girls only wear thigh highs with costumes, they're often worn very casually in TokyoWhat a cute dress!What's so funny?Nice shirt. That's just a fantastic bike.Their outfits are subtle, but very sharp!
Her entire outfit is just lovely!
Her entire outfit is just lovely!
What amazing boots!
What amazing boots!
They're just adorable. And incredibly hip.
They're just adorable. And incredibly hip.
Tulle skirts strike again!
Tulle skirts strike again!
This group of girls summarizes some of the biggest fall trends in Tokyo - tulle skirts, dresses with peter pan collars, and over-the-knee socks. Too bad I caught them all at an awkward moment.
This group of girls summarizes some of the biggest fall trends in Tokyo - tulle skirts, dresses with peter pan collars, and over-the-knee socks. Too bad I caught them all at an awkward moment.
I love her purse- and hat!
I love her purse- and hat!
Oops. He saw me.
Oops. He saw me.
A stylish mother-daughter duo!
A stylish mother-daughter duo!
A dapper couple
A dapper couple
Shorts with tights are a fall classic.
Shorts with tights are a fall classic.
Though most girls only wear thigh highs with costumes, they're often worn very casually in Tokyo
Though most girls only wear thigh highs with costumes, they're often worn very casually in Tokyo
What a cute dress!
What a cute dress!
What's so funny?
What's so funny?
Nice shirt.
Nice shirt.
That's just a fantastic bike.
That's just a fantastic bike.
Their outfits are subtle, but very sharp!
Their outfits are subtle, but very sharp!
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One of the most fashionable neighborhoods in the world!

I truly hope you'll have the opportunity to visit Shibuya someday. It's one of my favorite spots in the world!

If you have visited it, I would love to hear what your thoughts are on the shops, fashion, and architecture.

Also, are there other must-see places for major fashion fans? I know that Paris, Milan, and New York are major hot spots, but perhaps there are others I don't know about. Where have you spotted amazing outfits and super trendy shops?

Share your stories, insights, tips, and suggestions below in the comments! Travel, fashion, and people watching are some of my favorite pastimes, so I'm always interested in hearing what folks have to say about these things.

Safe travels, everyone!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback, everyone! I'm honored that you've stopped by the Hub!

      wanzulfikri, Shibuya may have experienced early Westernization, but Shibuya is ALL Japanese and a beautiful showcase of how Japan takes the most fun and interesting aspects of other cultures and make them its own unique thing.

      Mark Bronze, I'm in Mexico at the moment and Hubbing up a storm! I hope you'll have the opportunity to visit Japan soon.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This was fun getting to see a glimpse of what people are wearing in Shibuya. Loved the action photos and you are right about that one hairdo channeling Audrey Hepburn.

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      Paul Cronin 5 years ago from Winnipeg

      Really cool pics, fashion is everywhere and especially in Japan. That would be a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing!

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      wanzulfikri 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Shibuya... I've heard that it is a place where westernization of the Japanese started. Some Asian told me that the people who lives in Shibuya had forgotten about their root and discarded their culture. To think about it, is it the problem of the Japanese or the Western people? Or is it not a problem and simply a perception of people?

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      alphagirl 5 years ago from USA

      Wow, I want to hang thee and wear cool clothing. You got such great photos. I love the clothing and hair of the first two shots. I am partial to leopard and did hair. Thanks for sharing

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love all pictures above. I know that Shibuya as one of trendsetter place for fashion beside Harajuku. Thanks for share with us. Rated up!

      Prasetio

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      vvaleed 5 years ago

      fashion is the ugliest form of glamour that alters after every 6 months!...great colourful photos, thanks Simone smith

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      What great photos, Simone. Make me feel like I'm there in the middle of all that street action. Thank you, my dear, for sharing them.

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      raakachi 5 years ago from Madurai / Tamilnadu / India

      Lovely photos that speaks about the place rather than your text! I am also very much interested to go there and want to fill my camera,as it's longing for a foreign tour. Thanks for your fine exhibiting youth show.

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      Street fashion is wearable fashion. These pictures show clothing I might actually buy if I had any money.

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      Tracy Lynn Conway 5 years ago from Virginia, USA

      Great hub! I enjoy viewing on the street fashion better than runway. You have taken some great photos! There seem to be a number of trends such as the use of beige and black, lots of leg and hats. Thanks for the pictorial vacation!

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      David Stillwell 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Great hub! I love how the photographs show movement as it sucks you right into the bustle of Tokyo! People watching is fun... but there is nothing like a beautiful woman to brighten up the place!