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Shibuya Crossing
Vacation Travel Guide

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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Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
3 out of 5
1-24-10 Shibuya, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
Free Cancellation
The price is NT$2,065 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22

Located in Shibuya, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Shibuya Crossing, Meiji Jingu Shrine, and Tokyo National Olympic Stadium. Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Imperial ...

4.2/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"I like staying at this hotel. It's only a few minutes walk from Shibuya station where you can find practical anything. The staff are always friendly and the rooms are great ."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/16

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Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
3.5 out of 5
1-12-2, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$4,281 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18

Located in Shibuya, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Shibuya Crossing and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tokyo National Olympic Stadium and Tokyo Tower. Tokyo Imperial ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,079 reviews)

"Good location, sizeable rooms, comfortable. Had a lovely stay."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/17

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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
The price is NT$8,759 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Located in Shibuya, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Shibuya Crossing and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Tokyo National Olympic Stadium. Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Imperial ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,342 reviews)

"Great location, established Japanese branded 5* Hotel"…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/13

Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
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Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
3 out of 5
1-24-10 Shibuya, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$2,065 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22
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3.5 out of 5
1-12-2, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$4,281 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
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Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
4.5 out of 5
26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$8,759 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
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SHIBUYA STREAM EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU
3.5 out of 5
3-21-3, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$4,807 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
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Shibuya Tobu Hotel
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3 out of 5
3-1 Udagawa-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$2,488 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
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3 out of 5
6-20-10 MIYASHITA PARK North, Jingumae, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$3,310 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
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APA Hotel Shibuya-Dogenzaka-Ue
APA Hotel Shibuya-Dogenzaka-Ue
3 out of 5
20-1 Maruyamacho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$1,832 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
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Tokyu Stay Shibuya Shin-minamiguchi
3 out of 5
Shibuya 3-26-21, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$1,904 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
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The Millennials Shibuya
The Millennials Shibuya
2.5 out of 5
1-20-13 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$2,337 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28
The Millennials Shibuya
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