Shibuya Miyashita Park

What: Rayard Miyashita Park

Kind: Shopping

Where: 35°39’42.69″ N 139°42’06.34″ E

Free WiFi: Yes

Worth it? Yep

Our Rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑

The new Miyashita Park shopping complex has just opened in Neo Shibuya – just 2 blocks northeast of Shibuya Crossing. The new complex promises to be a great new addition to Shibuya renovations.

Well worth a look.

There’s a food court, skate park, volleyball court, art gallery, and lots of shopping, of course.

To get there, take the JR Yamanote or Metro Ginza line to Shibuya Sta., exit and head two blocks east. At the next intersection head 2 blocks north. The complex will be on your left.

Head to this intersection 2 blocks east of Shibuya Station, then head north (right) 2 blocks.


Shibuya’s Miyashita Park has reopened as a shopping mall with a rooftop park

Mr. Sato vibe-checks a hidden retro café in the heart of Shibuya’s modern Miyashita Park


Walk in Waseda


Name: Waseda University

Kind: Education

Location: 35°42’31.44″ N 139°43’10.73″ E

Address: 1-104 Totsukamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8050, JAPAN

Our Rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

Worth it? Yep.

Last updated 7/12/2020

Waseda is one of Japan’s top universities. It’s located about 2-3 miles west of the Tokyo Dome area. It’s well worth a day trip to stroll around. There’s a quaint little side street entrace from the main street – shown below.

You can walk there from Tokyo Dome down Waseda Dori, but you will have to have a map and make a few twists and turns along the way.

The easiest way to get there is to take the Metro subway on the Tozai Line and get off at Station 04 – Waseda.

If you have time, you can also check out the eastern terminus of the Tozai Line at Nakano – 3 stops to the northwest – also worth a day trip.

Once you exit the subway and come up onto the street, turn right (north) and head up the street. At the corner with the big red Tori Gate on it, hang a right and you’ll be on the street shown below:

Waseda University – the university is just at the end of this street.

Courtesy Mohejin Japan

On return you can also walk the other way down the main street where the subway exit was and explore the town of Waseda. There are a lot of restaurants and shops along the way.