VR amusement center opens in Shibuya to cash in on new tech

/ Jun 24, 2017

VR amusement center opens in Shibuya to cash in on new tech

Tokyoites now have another way to escape their day-to-day lives with the opening Saturday of an indoor amusement center featuring virtual reality technology in the Shibuya district. Shibuya VR Land, in the Shibuya Modi shopping complex, offers an hour’s worth of virtual entertainment for ...

Japanese graffiti artist 281_Anti Nuke takes aim at Trump

Jan 28, 2017

Japanese graffiti artist 281_Anti Nuke takes aim at Trump

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Japanese graffiti artist 281_Anti Nuke says his politically charged placards plastered around central Tokyo are meant to serve as a warning to the dangers of new U.S. President Donald Trump. Amid the bustling night life of Shibuya, a major shopping and entertainment hub in ...

Shibuya's scramble crossing to go vehicle-free for New Year's Eve

Dec 3, 2016

Shibuya's scramble crossing to go vehicle-free for New Year's Eve

The famous scramble crossing in Tokyo’s Shibuya’s district will go vehicle-free on New Year’s Eve, informed sources said Saturday. The move is aimed at preventing turmoil from the massive crowds that have been forming at the iconic intersection in front of Shibuya Station to ...

An eerie calm on the dark side of Shibuya

| Nov 19, 2016

An eerie calm on the dark side of Shibuya

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There are many versions of Shibuya. There is one that you see in tourist guides of crowded streets, and another that’s less photographed: for every 10,000 photos of the Shibuya’s famous scramble there are only a handful showing someone walking empty streets. I remember ...

Tokyo's volunteer spirit aids Halloween cleanup

Nov 1, 2016

Tokyo's volunteer spirit aids Halloween cleanup

Hundreds of garbage bags decorated like jack-o’-lanterns piled up Tuesday morning on the streets around Shibuya Station in Tokyo as volunteers filled them with rubbish left by thousands of costumed partygoers who swarmed the area just hours earlier. By 8 a.m., Shibuya Ward officials ...