Shibuya Is The Ideal Spot For Traveling With Teens In Tokyo

Traveling to the enormous city of Tokyo is always an exciting adventure. There, you'll find unique restaurants, cafes, stores, and museums, many of which you won't find anywhere else. According to Cooking Sun, those interested in pop culture can travel to Akihabara, which is the main place to find merchandise related to anime, as well as video games and other electronics. Also, many tourists tend to travel to Tokyo in the spring when the cherry blossoms have fully bloomed, making it the perfect time to take gorgeous photographs and make wondrous memories. 

But before you make this East Asian city your next travel destination, you've got to find the perfect place to stay while you're there — especially if you bring your family. The best places usually have convenient transportation, plenty of shops nearby, as well as restaurants and cafes. You'll also want to make sure it's a location appropriate for tourists because you don't want to rudely disturb a quiet neighborhood every night. If you're not sure where to look, we've found the best spot you'll want to stay in when visiting Tokyo with your family.

A place with everything a tourist needs

According to The World Pursuit, the best spot for families to stay while visiting Tokyo is Shibuya. Located on the west side of the Yamanote railway, there are plenty of shops and transportation available in this bustling city to accommodate a group of people. There's also a young ambiance about this area, making it a great spot for a family to have fun and let loose as they observe Japan's latest fashion and media trends.

This city is home to Shibuya crossing, one of the world's busiest pedestrian crossings. About 2.4 million people cross here every day, according to Japan Rail Pass, and it's become a spot where many tourists enjoy taking photos.

Since this city has such a youthful culture, tourists have an endless amount of activities they can do. If you enjoy shopping, go to Harajuku. Love manga? We suggest heading over to a manga cafe. There's so much to do in such little time, so we'll break down some of the places you can't leave Shibuya without visiting.

Top things to do in Shibuya

According to The World is a Playground, one of the best things to do is visit Shibuya Sky. Tourists who travel up the Shibuya Scramble skyscraper will find a 360-degree panoramic observation deck, which is about 751 feet high. There, you can witness one of the most extraordinary views of Tokyo, especially at night time or before sunset.

However, if heights aren't your thing, you may want to try visiting a maid cafe. The first thing you'll notice is that all the servers will be dressed in frilly maid outfits! They may sing or dance, and will create adorable characters in your food and drinks. Maidreamin is a well-known cafe in Shibuya where guests can enjoy a live performance every two hours, and food served with a "magic spell," per Fun Japan.

If you're craving seafood, then check out Genki Sushi! There, customers can order affordable sushi on a tablet, which is then delivered via a conveyor belt. It's a quick and easy experience and the only time you ever interact with the staff is when you order drinks. The World is a Playground advises trying out one of their more popular dishes — salmon with green onion and chili oil.