Shibuya Sky : The Best Observation Deck in Tokyo

Shibuya Sky : The Best Observation Deck in Tokyo


2020.07.20

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Shibuya Sky : The Best Observation Deck in Tokyo

Shibuya Scramble Square is the highest building in Shibuya with the height of 229 meters.
Having having more than 200 stores, it also comes with an observation facility “Shibuya Sky” on the 46th floor that comes with a 360-degree panoramic view of Tokyo.

Either looking for a new shopping experience, or for an incredible view of Tokyo? This should be on your go-to list.

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    Shibuya Sky you say?

    Shibuya Sky

    Shibuya Sky

    Once you're on Shibuya Sky's observation deck, you will be able to see famous sights such as the Mt.Fuji, Tokyo Sky Tree, and even the new national stadium. It is open until 23:00, so you can also enjoy Tokyo city in all its glory.

    Shibuya Sky has three zones which include the rooftop "Sky Stage", the "Sky Gallery" which is the indoor observation corridor on the 46th floor, and "Sky Gate" which is the transition space from the 14th - 45th floor.

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    Sky Gate: The transition space between the 14th - 45th floor

    Sensing Hall

    Sensing Hall

    Transition Pod

    Transition Pod

    To get to Shibuya Sky, first, you must make your way to the Sky Gate entrance on the 14th floor.
    Then take the "Transition Pod" elevator to the 45th floor.
    The elevator is equipped with surround system and has a digital screen on the ceiling. It will definitely make you anticipated what’s waiting at the observation deck. Once you get to 45th floor, there will be an escalator to the Sky Gate.

    Before heading out onto the observation deck, you'll need to put your luggage (bags, hats, etc) into the lockers for safety reason.
    Only phones and cameras are allowed.
    Tripod and selfie sticks aren’t allowed there.

    Coin Locker

    Coin Locker

    Prohibited Items

    Prohibited Items

    We recommend you to wear something with pockets to put your phones and cameras.
    And don’t forget to have 100 yen coin as the locker will charge you that. However, that coin will be returned after use.

    If you want to bring your camera, you need to have a strap on it!
    No exceptions! Otherwise, say goodbye to those ever-lasting pictures.

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    Sky Stage : Roof Top outdoor viewing space

    Sky Stage

    Sky Stage

    Sky Stage

    Sky Stage

    Sky Stage is an open space with a 360-degree panoramic view of Tokyo.
    At "Sky Edge", you can see the famous scramble crossing at the soles of your feet. A must locale for photo-lovers.

    Scramble Crossing

    Scramble Crossing

    Sky Stage

    Sky Stage

    On the North area of Sky Stage, you can see the New National Stadium where the 2020 Tokyo Olympic will be held.
    And on the East area, Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo Tower, an iconic two towers can be spotted.

    There are many photography spots and mirrors to take selfie.

    There's also a sofa and a hammock area for those who want to chill and do some cloud watching. If it's sunny, you'll be able to see Mt. Fuji in the distance.

    Sofa area

    Sofa area

    Sky Stage

    Sky Stage

    After sunset, you'll be able to see a light show called the 'Crossing Light' as 18 beams illuminate the city sky with romantic music, perfect for a date night.
    If you're traveling with your S.O, you should put this on your itinerary.

    Including this Crossing Light show, Shibuya Sky was directed by the designers from a creative team, Rhizomatiks who uses media technology for their show.

    Crossing Light

    Crossing Light

    Sky Stage

    Sky Stage

    Sky Stage

    Sky Stage

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    Sky Gallery : 46F indoor observation deck

    Sky Gallery

    Sky Gallery

    Sky Gallery

    Sky Gallery

    After experiencing the panorama, enjoy the viewing gallery at “SKY GALLERY” on the 46th floor.
    Enjoy the view from an enclosed area; no need to worry about that camera strap!

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    Admission Fees / Making Reservations

    Ticketing counter on the 14th floor

    Ticketing counter on the 14th floor

    Admission Fees

    Admission Fees

    Admission Fees (purchased at the gate) :
    Adults 18 years and older / 2,000yen
    Junior high school and high school students / 1,600yen
    Elementary school students / 1,000yen
    Children aged 3 - 5 / 600yen
    Children aged 0 - 2 / Free

    *Purchase at the gate is available on the 14th floor
    *Tickets are assigned to a specific time slot and must enter within that time
    *Online tickets are available with a discount. Please check the link below for more details.

    Web Ticket: www.shibuya-scramble-square.com

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    Shops & Cafes

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    ― Paradise Lounge

    Paradise Lounge

    Paradise Lounge

    Paradise Lounge

    Paradise Lounge

    If you're looking for a relaxed time, the music bar “Paradise Lounge” might be what you're looking for. On the same floor as the Sky Gallery, here you can enjoy a spectacular view of Tokyo while enjoying few snacks & drinks.

    Paradise Lounge's snacks & drinks

    Paradise Lounge's snacks & drinks

  • 08

    ― Shibuya Sky souvenir shop

    Shibuya Sky souvenir shop

    Shibuya Sky souvenir shop

    Shibuya Sky souvenir shop

    Shibuya Sky souvenir shop

    The Shibuya Sky souvenir shop on the 46th floor is lined with goods that represent the heart & soul of Shibuya and all of Japan.

    There are a variety of products based on the motif of Shibuya's symbolic character “Hachiko”(Japanese Akita dog). There's also Shibuya Sky limited edition products and other various goods. Have a look-see before you make your way out.

    Shibuya Sky souvenir shop

    Shibuya Sky souvenir shop

  • 09

    What else does "Shibuya Scramble Square" have to offer?

    Shibuya Scramble Square

    Shibuya Scramble Square

    Shibuya Scramble Square is a 47-story large-scale complex that has everything you could want or need for a fabulous shopping experience.

    There are over 200 shops and restaurants, so we have select few that might peak your interest.

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    Recommended Shops & Floors

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    ― Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten (11F)

    Hachiko

    Hachiko

    Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten has been in business for over 300 years. A nice blend between Japan's art and Scramble Square's cross section, this store is selling limited time goods such as “Kayaori Fukin” and “Shibuya Dog”.

    There is also a service where you can weave embroidery on the spot. Great for those who want to understand more about the craft.

    Having a hand in things

    Having a hand in things

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    ― Tsutaya Bookstore (11F)

    Tsutaya - Share Lounge

    Tsutaya - Share Lounge

    The Tsutaya Bookstore has a Starbucks, so grab some coffee and go on the hunt for that one book that's calling your name. It might take a while since they have more than 20,000 books to choose from.

    The “Share Lounge” is recommended for those who want to kick back and get engrossed in a book. Drinks and snacks are available of course. It can be reserved from the app, but you'll need to complete the registration.

    For more info:https://sharelounge.jp/

    Tsutaya - Share Lounge

    Tsutaya - Share Lounge

    Tsutaya - Share Lounge

    Tsutaya - Share Lounge

  • 13

    ― Foodies floor (12 - 13F)

    Tsurutontan

    Tsurutontan

    Tsurutontan

    Tsurutontan

    On the restaurant floors 12 - 13F, find a wide variety of dishes from Japanese to ethnic cuisine.
    Famous Japanese restaurants such as Tsurutontan and Okonomitama-chan can be found.
    You'll likely be lining up to get in, but it'll be worth the wait. Grab the window seats here if you can!

    Okonomitama-chan

    Okonomitama-chan

    Okonomitama-chan

    Okonomitama-chan

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    ― Edge & Ecute Edition floor (1F)

    Edge & Ecute floor

    Edge & Ecute floor

    The 1F is divided into “EDGE” and “ecute edition" corners, each of which sells sweets are handmade souvenirs.
    There are many Shibuya-limited items, so be sure to stop by for souvenirs.

    Edge & Ecute floor

    Edge & Ecute floor

    Edge & Ecute floor

    Edge & Ecute floor

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    LIMITED TIME Roof Top Bar

    Shibuya Sky set up a roof top bar known as "The Roof Shibuya Sky" for a limited time from July 17 until October 31 2020. Guests can order snacks and drinks including beer, wine, cocktails and mocktails. The bar will be open from 4pm until 10.30pm (L.O 10pm) every evening.

    If a cozy couche overlooking the city is your ideal seat, then booking the tickets in advance is highly recommended. Guests will be limited to a 50-minute time slot for each couch reservation (¥4,000 per person); and you can also purchase champagne sets to go with the seats (¥5,000 per person). A minimum of two guests must be present to secure a couch seat, and each reservation is good for a maximum of four people.

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    Information

    Business hours:
    Shibuya Sky 9:00–23:00 (Last Entry 22:00)
    Shibuya Scramble Square 10:00–21:00 (12F Restaurant 11:00–23:00/13F Restaurant 11:00–24:00)

    Access:
    Shibuya Sky and Shibuya Scramble Square is located on top of Shibuya station making for easy access. (B6 subway exit)
    The entrance for Shibuya Sky is on the 14th floor of Shibuya Scramble Square.
    * There is an elevator that goes directly to 14F non stop from 1F

    HP link: www.shibuya-scramble-square.com

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