Shibuya City (Shibuya-ku) Guide for Tokyo Expats

Shibuya City Overview

Multiple train lines intersect around Shibuya Station making access by train extremely convenient. Fashionable and trendy shopping areas such as Daikanyama, Ebisu, Shibuya, and Omotesando are all within walking distance from Shibuya station. Those looking for a more natural setting will find Yoyogi Park and Shinjuku Gyoen Garden to their liking. Luxurious residential areas such as Hiroo, Shoto, Yoyogi-Uehara are located in Shibuya City. Many embassies, facilities, and services for foreigners are concentrated around the Hiroo area.

In many areas around the Shibuya station, large-scale redevelopment construction is now underway. In the Sakuragaoka area near the station, a multi-purpose high rise building will be built. Shibuya City aims to be the most desirable city to visit in Japan, and is continuing to improve its resilience to disasters. A general all-around improvement to the convenience of life for foreign residents is also expected to change in the future.

Rental Apartments & Houses in Shibuya City

Short-Term Rental Furnished Apartments in Shibuya City

Shibuya City Living Guide

Once you’ve made plans to move to Shibuya City, you need to get your resident registration at Shibuya City Office. You will have register within 14 days of the date you begin your residency in

Subscription of City News of Shibuya, English-written public relations magazine of Shibuya City, is available here.

Please read and keep bookmarked the Evacuation Areas of Shibuya City and the Shibuya Disaster Prevention Survival Map for easy access in the event of a disaster.

Garbage collection varies slightly depending on the area. Guidance on garbage collection in Shibuya City is here.

PLAY DIVERSITY SHIBUYA provides information about sightseeing spots and tourist attractions in Shibuya City. 

You can also follow event information on Facebook of Shibuya city.

Shibuya City Residential Areas