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Never mind Shibuya's reputation as a hub for youth culture: one of the area's most prominent additions is courting an older and more refined brand of consumer. Opened in April 2012, the 34-floor Hikarie building stands on the site formerly occupied by the dome-topped Shibuya Tokyu Bunka Kaikan, and houses classy boutiques, restaurants and an arts complex to rival the nearby Bunkamura.