Shibuya Crossing

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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 10 Hotels Near Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
3 out of 5
1-24-10 Shibuya, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is S$110 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb
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 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (978 reviews)
"とても便利な場所にあり、部屋も快適でした。また利用したいと思います。"

Reviewed on 6 Sep,2021

Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
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 S$285 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Located in Shibuya, this luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Shibuya Crossing, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tokyo National Olympic Stadium and Tokyo Tower. Tokyo ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (965 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious and all amenities, including the restaurants were wonderful."

Reviewed on 1 Jan,2022

Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
3.5 out of 5
1-12-2, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
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The price is S$154 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (970 reviews)
"We had to go to the front desk to use a microwave"

Reviewed on 5 Nov,2021

Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
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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Top Shibuya Crossing Hotel Deals

THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
3 out of 5
4-31-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is S$66 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
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 S$285 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
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 S$154 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
3 out of 5
1-24-10 Shibuya, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is S$110 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb
Shibuya Tokyu REI Hotel
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 S$190 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb
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Hotel Wing International Premium Shibuya
Hotel Wing International Premium Shibuya
3.5 out of 5
4-3 Udagawacho, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is S$85 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Hotel Wing International Premium Shibuya
Shibuya Tobu Hotel
Shibuya Tobu Hotel
3 out of 5
3-1 Udagawa-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is S$129 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Shibuya Tobu Hotel
JR-East Hotel Mets Shibuya
JR-East Hotel Mets Shibuya
3.5 out of 5
3-29-17 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is S$93 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb
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sequence MIYASHITA PARK
sequence MIYASHITA PARK
3 out of 5
6-20-10 MIYASHITA PARK North, Jingumae, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is S$105 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
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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.