Apple will open a store in Tokyo's Shibuya district, the city's capital of teen cool, this weekend.
The store, which is Apple's fourth in Japan and second in Tokyo, will open at 10am on Saturday morning, local time. It’s about five minutes walk from Shibuya railway station.
Shibuya is one of several major shopping and entertainment areas in Tokyo and is best known as being a magnet for teens and those in their early 20s, although it attracts people of all ages. The area was home to many dot-com companies during the Internet boom during the late Nineties and is today home to companies like Google Japan and Amazon Japan.
Apple opened its first Japan store in November 2003. That shop, in Tokyo's Ginza district, was also the company's first Apple Store outside of the US and has been followed by shops in Osaka and Nagoya, Japan's second-largest and third-largest cities.In related news, Apple Japan has invited journalists to a special music event in Tokyo on August 4 at 10am at the Tokyo International Forum. This is expected to mark the Japanese launch of the company's iTunes Music Store.