Welcome to Shibuya Ward

Among the 23 wards of Tokyo, Shibuya Ward, which has both old and new cultures, continues to attract people from Japan and abroad.

Shibuya Ward is a special ward that is counted as one of the “5 central wards” in Tokyo, and is an area where many people live with a population of 230,000. Typical places in the included area are around Shibuya Station, Harajuku, Omotesando, Daikanyama, Ebisu, etc. It is widely known at home and abroad as a place that creates the cutting edge of culture, art and fashion.

History of Shibuya Ward

The area around Shibuya Station today is originally a valley where two rivers meet, and has been called “Shibuya” for a long time. In the Middle Ages, the Kamakura Kaido passed, and Shibuya, a clan, built Shibuya Castle. After the Meiji Restoration, Shibuya Station opened in 1885, and the town-village system was enforced in 1889, and the surrounding villages merged to form Shibuya Village. “Shibuya Ward” was established by the government in 1932 and continues to this day.