Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing showing signage, a city and modern architecture

Shibuya Crossing

Guaranteed to overload the senses, this intersection teeming with people is considered to be a symbol of modern Tokyo.

Marvel at Shibuya Crossing’s flashing neon lights, gigantic video screens and up to 2,500 pedestrians surging into the street simultaneously. The experience is chaotic and compelling. This intersection encapsulates the city’s energy and is a popular setting for Tokyo street scenes in photos and motion pictures, including Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation.

As you exit Shibuya Station and approach the crossing, take a moment to say hello to the much-loved statue of Hachikō, an Akita dog who met his owner every day at Shibuya Station as he returned from work. When the owner suddenly died in 1925, Hachikō continued to wait for his master at the station daily until his own death many years later. A statue of the dog was erected to honor Hachikō’s unflinching loyalty.

Join the crowd and cross Shibuya’s famous intersection yourself. Shibuya Crossing is a “scramble” or “diagonal” crossing, which means that all the intersection lights turn red at the same time and pedestrians cross in all directions. You’ll find that despite the enormous number of people, everyone moves with an unexpected smoothness. You’ll rarely be bumped or jostled by other pedestrians.

View the spectacle from above at the Starbucks in the QFRONT building, which is located on the crossing’s northern side. Its second-floor seating area has full-length windows, which provide an amazing view of the crowds crossing the street below. This spot is well known for viewing the intersection, so you’ll need to be patient as customers take turns snapping photos from the window.

To reach Shibuya Crossing, take the Hachikō exit out of Shibuya Station. Visit in the evening, when the intersection is particularly crowded with commuters heading home and the surrounding buildings are illuminated against the night sky.

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3.5 out of 5
1-12-2, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 150-0043
The price is NT$2,910 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 10
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Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
4.5 out of 5
26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 150-8512
The price is NT$4,818 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 10
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Shibuya Stream Excel Hotel Tokyu
Shibuya Stream Excel Hotel Tokyu
3.5 out of 5
3-21-3, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, 150-0002
The price is NT$3,618 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
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Hotel Emit Shibuya
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2.5 out of 5
1-8-11 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, 150-0041
The price is NT$1,008 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
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4.5 out of 5
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The price is NT$4,818 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 10
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3.5 out of 5
1-12-2, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 150-0043
The price is NT$2,910 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 10
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3.5 out of 5
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The price is NT$3,618 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
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Hotel Wing International Premium Shibuya
Hotel Wing International Premium Shibuya
3.5 out of 5
4-3 Udagawacho, Tokyo, Tokyo, 150-0042
The price is NT$1,611 per night from May 30 to May 31
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Shibuya Tobu Hotel
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3 out of 5
3-1 Udagawa-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 150-0042
The price is NT$1,627 per night from May 29 to May 30
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JR-East Hotel Mets Shibuya
JR-East Hotel Mets Shibuya
3.5 out of 5
3-29-17 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, 150-0002
The price is NT$2,581 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 10
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3 out of 5
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Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
3 out of 5
1-24-10 Shibuya, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 150-0002
The price is NT$1,990 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
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