An ideal place to be based on your visit to Tokyo, the special ward of Shibuya offers many enthralling adventures; these are some quirky things to do for a unique holiday.

Visit Shibuya Crossing at Night

The “pedestrian scramble” is a term for the mass movement of people at the now-iconic Shibuya Crossing. Walking distance from properties like Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel, this spot is popular by day but head there at night too; there’s a sci-fi-like feel to it and you can take some great pictures minus the crowds!

Embark on Dining Adventures

Shibuya Cuisine, Tokyo |Image by Charles Deluvio via Unsplash

Foodies have much to look forward to on a culinary tour in Shibuya; hotels in this locale, offer convenient access to diverse restaurants, cafes and eateries. Make sure to try some traditional ramen, dine at a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, sample “tonkatsu”, a delectable fried pork cutlet and enjoy bubble tea.

Learn to Play the Taiko Drum

Amongst the truly unique things to do in Shibuya is to learn first-hand the art of playing the traditional taiko drum. TAIKO-LAB is an ideal place for this and an instructor will take you through the basics, movements and rhythms that go into playing it; you will get a cultural experience and a good workout too!

Spend a Night Out on the Town

Night owls will be in their element in Shibuya; nightlife options abound here and you can enjoy relaxed drinks at late-night izakayas (informal bars), sing your favourite songs at karaoke parlours and try traditional sake. You can also listen to live music at the Ruby Room and dance till the wee hours at Womb.