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Shibuya

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Shibuya (渋谷 Shibuya-ku) is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. As a major commercial and finance center, it houses two of the busiest railway stations in the world, Shinjuku Station (southern half) and Shibuya Station.

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Shibuya
渋谷区
Shibuya City
Location of Shibuya in Tokyo
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Shibuya
Shibuya (Tokyo)
Shibuya
Shibuya (Kanto Area)
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Shibuya (Japan)
Coordinates: 35°39′34″N 139°42′02″E
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo
Government
  MayorKen Hasebe (since April 2015)
Area
  Total15.11 km2 (5.83 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2020[1])
  Total243,883
  Density16,140/km2 (41,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeZelkova serrata
• FlowerIris ensata
City officeShibuya 1-18-21, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8010
Websitewww.city.shibuya.tokyo.jp
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As of April 1, 2022, it has an estimated population of 228,906[citation needed] and a population density of 15,149.30 people per km2 (39,263.4/sq mi). The total area is 15.11 km2 (5.83 sq mi).

The name "Shibuya" is also used to refer to the shopping district which surrounds Shibuya Station. This area is known as one of the fashion centers of Japan, particularly for young people, and as a major nightlife area.