Shibuya Scramble Square Is Located Above Shibuya Station, Opens 1 Nov
Tokyo is peppered with glimmering skyscrapers and towers, with some of them offering unobstructed views of the metropolis’ skyline.
From the famous Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, and even to Roppongi Hills, tourists like yourself are spoilt for choice.
Enter Shibuya Scramble Square, the soon-to-be tallest building in the bustling ward of Shibuya.
Artist’s impression of Shibuya Scramble Square
The 230m-high building is set to open on 1 Nov, featuring an open-air observation deck that offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of Tokyo.
Artist’s impression of the outdoor observation deck
Here’s more of what we know about Shibuya’s newest skyscraper.
View of Mount Fuji from Shibuya
From Shibuya Scramble Square’s observation deck – named Shibuya Sky – you can get a gorgeous view of Tokyo’s stunning skyline, spot the famous Tokyo Tower, and even see the majestic Mount Fuji.
Expanding a size of 2,500sqm, it’s touted as one of the largest open-air high-rise observation decks in Japan.
Shibuya Scramble Square has office & retail spaces too
Shibuya Scramble Square has 47 floors, and it’s located above Shibuya Station.
The skyscraper, which doubles up as a shopping mall, will have 213 shops and restaurants located from B2 to the 14th floor.
According to Real Estate Japan, these commercial spaces will feature:
- Lifestyle goods
- Cafés & restaurants
Ticket prices & where to get them
Shibuya Sky is a place you should definitely visit so you can get the best views of the metropolis, and show them off on your Instagram.
After all, the Tokyo skyline is one of the many things you don’t get to see everyday.
Photo for illustration purposes
Tickets for the observation deck can be bought online. Here are the prices:
- Adults (18 Above) – S$23 (1,800 Yen)
- Students – S$11-17 (900-1,400 Yen)
- Infants – S$6 (500 Yen)
You can also get the tickets over the counter on the 14th floor but the prices do differ:
- Adults (18 Above) – S$25 (2000 Yen)
- Students – S$12-20 (1000-1600 Yen)
- Infants – S$7 (600 Yen)
People with disabilities can enjoy a 50% discount on tickets. For more details, click here.
Operating hours & how to get there
Operating hours for various shops in Shibuya Scramble Square differ. Here are the timings according to Japan’s local time, which is 1 hour ahead of Singapore.
Restaurants (12th floor): 11am-11pm
Restaurants (13th floor): 11am-12am
Observation deck (Shibuya Sky): 9am-11pm. Last entry at 10pm.
To get there, you have to find your way to Shibuya Station’s East exit once you alight. You can get to Shibuya Station via the various lines as seen in the picture below.
Be the first to see it
If you are visiting Japan in the 1st week of November, you may want to shift your plans to allocate time for this amazing place so that you can tell your friends that you’ve been there.
What do you think about Shibuya’s newest and tallest building? Let us know in the comments below.