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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.

Top Hotels Close to Shibuya Crossing

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$3,090 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

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! (1,018 reviews)

"We booked a standard double room for 2 nights upon moving out of Tokyo. A staff at the reception kindly upgraded our room to the upper floor one so that we could enjoy the amazing view before we leave the city and we sure did enjoy our stay. Wonderful customer service and highly recommended!"…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/27

Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
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3 out of 5
6-20-10 MIYASHITA PARK North, Jingumae, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$2,668 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Shibuya, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya Hikarie, and NHK Hall. Yoyogi National Gymnasium and Cerulean Tower are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (19 reviews)
すごいいい

"すごくよかった"…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/8

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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$5,834 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Shibuya, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Shibuya Crossing and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tokyo National Olympic Stadium and Tokyo Tower. Tokyo ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,245 reviews)

"Great hospitality and good service. Well controlled COVID19 measures"…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/15

Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Shibuya Crossing

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$3,090 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
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3 out of 5
6-20-10 MIYASHITA PARK North, Jingumae, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$2,668 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
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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$5,834 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
3 out of 5
1-24-10 Shibuya, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$2,738 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
The Millennials Shibuya
The Millennials Shibuya
2.5 out of 5
1-20-13 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$1,942 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
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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$1,502 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
APA Hotel Shibuya-Dogenzaka-Ue
SHIBUYA STREAM EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU
SHIBUYA STREAM EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU
3.5 out of 5
3-21-3, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$3,365 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2
SHIBUYA STREAM EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU
Shibuya Granbell hotel
Shibuya Granbell hotel
3.5 out of 5
15-17 Sakuragaoka-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$2,455 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7
Shibuya Granbell hotel
hotel koe tokyo
hotel koe tokyo
3.5 out of 5
3-7 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo, Tokyo
hotel koe tokyo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.