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Shibuya (渋谷区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan.

Shibuya crossing

Shibuya is served by the Tokyu Toyoko and Inokashira lines, the JR Yamanote Line, the Hanzomon and Ginza underground subway lines, the Odakyu Odawara Line, the Keio Electric Railway Keio Line and Keio Inokashira Line, and metropolitan bus. The main train stations are Yoyogi, Harajuku, Ebisu, and Shibuya Station.

Shibuya has achieved great popularity among young people in the last 30 years. There are several famous fashion department stores in Shibuya, but the most famous one is called "Shibuya 109 (ichimarukyuu)." This department store is very popular among young people, especially teens, and it is famous for its unique fashion called "Gal-fashion." Now many elementary school children are starting to enjoy the fashion in Shibuya as well, wearing colorful boot-cut jeans, platform sneakers, and vivid colored tops.

Shibuya is also famous for its intersection crossing, the world's busiest, which is located in front of Shibuya station and regularly undergoes a four-way stop to allow pedestrians to inundate the entire intersection. Furthermore, the crossing is famous for three large TV screens, which are on the buildings facing the crossing.

As of 2003, the ward has an estimated population of 201,524 and the density of 13,337.13 persons per km². The total area is 15.11 km².

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.

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