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

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

Date published: 4 June 2020
Last updated: 27 July 2020

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.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. SHIBUYA SKY: 360 Degree Views on Top of Shibuya Scramble Square
  2. 2. Shibuya Hikarie Sky Lobby: Directly Connected to Shibuya Station
  3. 3. SHIBU NIWA: Rooftop Garden at Tokyu Plaza Shibuya
  4. 4. CROSSING VIEW: A Bird’s Eye View of the Scramble From The Rooftop of MAGNET by SHIBUYA109
  5. 5. Shibuya PARCO ROOFTOP PARK: Enjoy the Calm Night View
  6. Book an unforgettable experience in Shibuya!

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

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)
    SHIBUYA SKY(渋谷スカイ)(渋谷スクランブルスクエア14階・45階・46階・屋上)
    • Address 東京都渋谷区渋谷2-24-12
    • Nearest Station JR/Metro Shibuya Station, directly connected
    • Phone Number 03-4221-0229
    • 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)

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

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
    渋谷ヒカリエ スカイロビー
    • Address 11F 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8510
    • Nearest Station 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
    • Phone Number 03-5468-5892
    • 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

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 new transport hub in Shibuya.

Surrounded by trees, spacious terrace

SHIBU NIWA is a rooftop garden on the 17th floor. The sofas and benches are surrounded by trees like a courtyard and anybody can access this spacious open space for free from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (charges apply after 6:00 pm).

The great thing is that the international restaurant chain CE LA VI is right next to it too. There is a restaurant, club lounge, café and bar, where you can also enjoy the night view while having a meal or a drink. CE LA VI MUSIC TERRACE also just opened so you can listen to the lounge music playlist or catch live acts in the comfortable breeze.

  • Tokyu Plaza Shibuya “SHIBU NIWA”
    東急プラザ渋谷「SHIBU NIWA」
    • Address 17F Shibuya FUKURAS 1-2-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043
    • Nearest Station 1 minute from JR Shibuya station South gate West Exit, 3 minutes from Tokyu line/Inokashira line/Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station
    • Phone Number 03-3464-8109
    • Hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm (Final entry at 10:30 pm)
      Closed: Irregular holidays
      Cost: Free 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Charges apply after 6:00 pm

4. CROSSING VIEW: A Bird’s Eye View of the Scramble From The Rooftop of MAGNET by SHIBUYA109

4. CROSSING VIEW: A Bird’s Eye View of the Scramble From The Rooftop of MAGNET by SHIBUYA109

On the rooftop of the shopping mall located right in front of the scramble crossing, MAGNET by SHIBUYA109, has a space called “MAG’s PARK” where you can enjoy the night views, events, and get a meal.

A recommended spot is CROSSING VIEW, where the whole scramble crossing is right before you. The bird’s eye view let’s you take in the liveliness of the crossing as all the cars and people pass through.

CROSSING PHOTO (1,000 yen) is a unique way to take photos of the Scramble crossing. Here, you can connect to the SKY CAMERA from your smartphone and take some spectacular photos here which you can download to your device.

  • MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 (Observatory “CROSSING VIEW”)
    MAGNET by SHIBUYA109(展望台「CROSSING VIEW」)
    • Address 1-23-10 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0041
    • Nearest Station 3 minutes from JR/Tokyo Metro/Tokyu railways/Keio railways Shibuya Station
    • Phone Number 03-3477-5111
    • Hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm (Final entry at 10:30 pm)
      Closed: New Years
      Cost: 600 yen

5. Shibuya PARCO ROOFTOP PARK: Enjoy the Calm Night View

5. Shibuya PARCO ROOFTOP PARK: Enjoy the Calm Night View

Shibuya PARCO, located 5 minutes walk from the Shibuya station, is a shopping mall that just opened in November 2019. Built based on five concepts is; fashion, art & culture, entertainment, food, and technology, it aims to present a new style of living in the city.

The wooden deck is the special feature of this tranquil rooftop garden

ROOFTOP PARK is a garden on the 10th floor of Shibuya PARCO and is a recommended spot for its night views. It is a spacious area where trees and grass grow and a great space to relax and take in the night sky.

From here, you can see major landmarks in every direction, starting with Shibuya Scramble Square and the other high rises of Shibuya, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree to the east, and the Shinjuku skyscraper district to the north.

  • SHIBUYA PARCO ROOFTOP PARK
    渋谷PARCO ROOFTOP PARK
    • Address 10F 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8377
    • Nearest Station 5 minutes from JR/Tokyo Metro/Tokyu railways Shibuya station
    • Phone Number 03-3464-5111
    • Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
      Closed: Irregular holidays
      Cost: Free of charge

In the past, Shibuya did not have many locations with a night view but they have increased over the years including places that were introduced in this article. In a city where the landscapes change each day, it is possible to discover a part of Shibuya that has never been seen before.

Written by Keiichiro Yoneyama

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