Shibuya is one of popular sightseeing spots in Japan, often appeared in movies.
A lot of culture is created here. So, there is a symbol of modern Japan.
Especially, “Shibuya Crossing” is the most famous spot in Shibuya, which is passed through by 0.3 million people a day.
This time, we are introducing the features of the Crossing.
I’ll show you favorite photo spot, so please check our article.
What is Shibuya Crossing ?
This is a biggest crossing consisted of 10 lanes and 5 crosswalk.
Everyday, 300,000 people cross at the Crossing surrounded by the glare of neon signs.
Foreigners might think it as a symbol of Japan.
Crowds gather in Shibuya to spend New Year’s Eve and Halloween, and watch FIFA World Cup.
So, you might have seen the scene that quiet Japanese make a lot of noise here.
That area is always used as an image of large population in Tokyo.
Foreign tourists visit here to take a photo of the scene.
The location of Shibuya Crossing
Shibuya Station has multiple exits and gates.
To go to Shibuya Crossing, you’ll go out from Hachiko Gate of the station.
You can also see the famous statue of Hachiko the dog.
The statue is known as a meeting spot of Shibuya and one of Shibuya’s symbol.
Hachiko was a famous Japanese Akita dog.
He always followed his owner commuting to Shibuya Station. Even after his owner’s death, he
kept going to the station for 10 years.
In front of the Hachiko Gate, there is the statue. Now, many people take a photo with hime everyday.
In addition, Hachiko became a Hollywood film. So, let’s meet the famous dog when you come to Shibuya.
5 best places to take Shibuya Crossing’s photo
The Crossing is the representative place of Shibuya.
So, we’ll show you 5 places to look down the Crossing.
MAGNET by Shibuya109
You can overlook the Crossing from the rooftop of MAGNET by Shibuya109.
This building used to be Shibuya 109 Men’s.
The rooftop is called “MAG’s PARK,” which is a best place to take the Crossing photo.
MAG’s PARK offers the area “CROSSING VIEW” to see the Crossing from the best position. The entry fee of the area is 600 yen.
Moreover, there is a service called “CROSSING PHOTO” which take a photo from directly above the Crossing .
If you want a special photo of Shibuya, it is good for you.
Shibuya Sky is most popular spatial composition now.
The space is in a commercial complex Shibuya Scramble Square opened last November, which is about 230 meters high.
Shibuya Sky is consisted of 14 to 46 floor and roof top in the building.
The roof top has the biggest observation deck in Japan, called “SKY STAGE”.
We can overlook the symbol of Shibuya from the spot at “SKY STAGE” called “SKY EDGE.”
And, you’ll also see Olympic stadium and Tokyo Tower.
Moreover, “SKY STAGE” offers you some facilities as if you stood in the sky.
This is only spot to see a panoramic view of Shibuya.
I think You’ll find different side of Shibuya here.
CONCEPT MOVIE of SHIBUYA SKY
Starbucks Shibuya Tsutaya
After going out Hachiko Exit, you can see the Crossing and Starbucks Coffee Shibuya Tsutaya in front of you.
You can watch the Crossing from the 2nd floor of the Starbucks ranked high in sales amount in the world.
The Starbucks by the Crossing has large glass window faced on there.
So you enjoy different scenery than other buildings.
However, the Starbucks is always crowded. So, you might not get a best seat to see the Crossing.
You want a good seat, so you should go there in the early morning. The Starbucks starts at 6:30 a.m.
L’occitane Cafe Shibuya
L’occitane Cafe stands beside the Crossing.
The cafe was renovated in 2018. Then, the interior of the cafe become more beautiful than before.
So, the cafe is popular to especially woman.
The first floor is L’occitane goods shop. The second and third floor are the cafe.
You can overlook the Crossing from the big glass window of the cafe.
Popular menu is the limited sweets made by a famous French patissier.
Moreover, there are breakfast menu, pasta and salad.
There is the only place to watch the Crossing over delicious sweets.
Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu is directly connected with Shibuya Station which has 4 lines(JR, Tokyu, Tokyo Metro and Inokashira).
This is the only hotel in Shibuya to look down the Crossing.
In case you stay at the hotel, you should reserve a room on the Crossing side.
You can see the Crossing from 100 meters high modern hotel room. You will have a great time in Shibuya.
Moreover, the hotel’s breakfast and dinner have a good reputation.
It might be a bit pricey stay, but you can make a good memory of Shibuya.
We introduced the best places to look down Shibuya Crossing.
You can watch the Crossing on rooftop of the new facility, from the cafe and so on.
You can see different scenery from each place.
It might be a good idea to walk around the best places for a day.
Let’s visit Shibuya, the center of Japanese culture, when you come to Japan.