Already known for its boutiques, bars, restaurants and that famous scramble crossing, Shibuya's appeal as a destination for foreign visitors has gotten a further boost from its local tourist association: tours introducing the area's nightlife, from backstreet izakaya pubs to the "love hotel" quarter.

The tours, which give tourists a taste of the famed Tokyo neighborhood after dark, are also aimed at boosting Shibuya's nighttime economy.

Starting from the popular Hachiko Square meeting place, they take in a number of landmarks, including a local shrine, the Shibuya Hikarie shopping complex and the much filmed and photographed intersection in front of JR Shibuya Station.