Center Gai

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Looking into Center Gai

Center Gai (センター街 Sentā-gai) is a narrow street in Udagawachō (宇田川町), Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. It is a popular area for youths as it has a variety of popular brand name stores, fast food outlets and nightclubs. Its name is meant to signify how it is the "center" of Shibuya. It can be reached from Shibuya Station.

Center Gai originated as a road built over culverts spanning the River Udagawa.

On June 20, 1997, as a result of strong winds from typhoon No.7 Opal (08W, Kuring) that had descended on the Kantō region, a 4-ton archway at the entrance to Center Gai collapsed, killing one man outright, and injuring several others.

On February 23,2020 Unlicensed business at Korean restaurant in Shibuya Center Gai had a man arrested

Coordinates: 35°39′35.33″N 139°42′0.57″E / 35.6598139°N 139.7001583°E / 35.6598139; 139.7001583