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5 Best View Spots in Shibuya Tokyo at Night (Some are Free!)

Popular with tourists in Tokyo, Shibuya is currently undergoing a “once in a century” large scale redevelopment project. As they move towards the expected completion date in 2027, you can enjoy seeing the city being reborn each day as new high rise buildings are being constructed.
In this article, we will introduce 5 spots in Shibuya Tokyo at night that offer sweeping views. From the recently opened spots to places with free admittance, let’s check out the bright lights of Shibuya’s night view.

1. SHIBUYA SKY: 360 Degree Views on Top of Shibuya Scramble Square

Source: Shibuya Scramble Square

Shibuya Scramble Square opened in November 2019 and is one of the large complexes connected directly to the station. It is 47 floors and roughly 230 meters above ground, which is the highest in Shibuya.

Source: Shibuya Scramble Square

SHIBUYA SKY, situated in the East building, is Japan’s largest rooftop observation area that offers 360 degree panoramic views of Tokyo and consists of three zones: SKY GATE, a transitional space on the 14th to 45th floors; SKY STAGE, an outdoor observation space; and SKY GALLERY, the 46th floor indoor observation corridor.

Source: Shibuya Scramble Square

On the rooftop observation space SKY STAGE, there are many things you can try that you have never experienced like SKY EDGE where you can see the Scramble crossing beneath the soles of your feet and lie down on CLOUD HAMMOCK to gaze up at the sky. With Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree to the east and the Shinjuku skyscraper district behind Yoyogi Park to the north, Shibuya’s latest attraction is quickly gaining popularity for its amazing views of the city.

SHIBUYA SKY (Shibuya Scramble Square 14, 45, 46 floors, rooftop)
JR/Metro Shibuya Station, directly connected
Hours: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm (Last entrance at 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular holidays
Cost: Online tickets: Adult (18 years old and over) 1,800 yen, Secondary/High school students 1,400 yen, Primary school students 900 yen, toddlers (3 – 5 years old) 500 yen (all including tax)

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2. Shibuya Hikarie Sky Lobby: Directly Connected to Shibuya Station

Shibuya Hikarie opened in 2012 and has 34 floors above ground and 4 basement levels. When it first opened, it attracted attention as being a landmark for culture and trends in Shibuya and has become one of the major buildings in the district.

JR Shibuya station East Exit looking down from Shibuya Hikarie

Sky Lobby is on the 11th floor of Shibuya Hikarie. There is a quiet area with a few benches where you can watch cars and people come and go through the scramble crossing, the hustle and bustle of the bus terminal at JR Shibuya East Exit, and the Shinjuku skyscraper district in the north.

©Shibuya Hikarie

It is easy to get to as it is directly connected to Shibuya station. You should stop by while having a break from shopping at Shibuya Hikarie or for a quick break from the city before going home.

Shibuya Hikarie Sky Lobby
11F 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8510
JR/Keio Inokashira lines Shibuya station and 2nd floor is directly connected, Tokyo Metro Ginza line Shibuya station and 1st floor are directly connected, Tokyu Toyoko line/Denentoshi line/Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line/Fukutoshin line “Shibuya” station B5 exit are directly connected
Hours: B3 – 5F: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, 6/7/11F: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, 8F: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Closed: New Years
Cost: Free of charge

3. SHIBU NIWA: Rooftop Garden at Tokyu Plaza Shibuya

Tokyu Plaza Shibuya, which opened in December 2019, was designed as a space for “adults with a sophisticated urban sensitivity”. There is a bus terminal on the 1st floor of the building, where buses bound for Haneda Airport and Narita Airport depart, so it is being featured as part of the…

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