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Visiting Shibuya Sky

Shibuya Sky is one of Tokyo's most iconic attractions and an absolute must-see for all visitors. Located on the roof of the Shibuya Scramble Square, it offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. At 230 meters, it is the one of the tallest and most popular observation decks in all of Japan, providing stunning views of Mount Fuji, Yokohama, Tokyo Tower, and the Tokyo Skytree. It is a great way to explore the city and take in its breathtaking beauty.

Other Must-Visit Observation Decks in Tokyo

While Shibuya Sky offers unparalleled views, Tokyo is home to other iconic observation decks that are worth exploring:

Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Tower

Why Visit Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower?

Tokyo Skytree with Mount Fuji in the background

Embracing Tokyo from Different Heights and Views

Tokyo Skytree stands at a staggering height of 634 meters, offering expansive views that extend to Mount Fuji on clear days. Tokyo Tower provides a nostalgic trip with its iconic red and white design, showcasing a classic view of Tokyo’s skyline.

Tokyo Tower

Cultural Richness and Architectural Marvels

Tokyo Skytree is a symbol of Japan’s technological advancements, boasting state-of-the-art design and modern amenities. Tokyo Tower holds historical significance, offering a journey through time as it has witnessed Tokyo’s transformation over decades.

Tokyo Skytree

Comparing Experiences and Value

All three observation decks offer unique experiences, but Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower provide more varied attractions at a more favorable price point. The admission prices for 1800 yen for Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower are 1800 yen and 1200 yen respectively. This allows you to enjoy stunning views and rich cultural experiences while also being budget-friendly.

Tokyo Skytree restaurant with a view

A Plethora of Attractions

Beyond observation decks, Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower offer an array of attractions, shopping, and dining options, providing a full day of exploration and entertainment. Choosing Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower allows for a more comprehensive Tokyo experience that embraces the city’s past, present, and future.

Shibuya Sky Highlights

Shibuya Sky
  • Enjoy the best views of Tokyo from 230 meters in the air.
  • Explore the various shops, restaurants and events hosted at Shibuya Sky.
  • See iconic landmarks like Tokyo Tower, Yokohama Bay Bridge, and Mount Fuji from up high.
  • Try out exciting activities such as an escape room, VR games and more.
  • Marvel at the spectacular view of Tokyo's famed sunsets.

Your Shibuya Sky Tickets Explained

Shibuya Sky Tickets Explained

Entry Ticket

Duration: 1 hr

Ideal For: Low on time

  • The observatory deck is located on the top two floors, the 46th and 47th floors. At a height of 230 meters, the deck offers a panoramic view of Downtown Tokyo, including Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong, and Mt. Fuji.
  • For a smoother experience, purchase your tickets in advance and take the fastest pod elevator in the city to reach the Sky Gate. Get a sensory experience on your wait at the Sensing Hall.
  • Visitors can access the Sky Gallery in Shibuya Sky Tower, where they can participate in interactive activities such as the time river and parallel windows. Capture the beautiful golden hour lighting as it illuminates the cityscape.
  • The 47th floor features a large wooden deck that provides impressive views of Tokyo Skytree and Roppongi Hills. Additionally, visitors can also enjoy a light show that illuminates the night sky.
  • Shibuya city is known for its scramble crossing, which halts traffic from all directions, making it the most heavily trafficked pedestrian crossing in the world.

What to Expect at Shibuya Sky Tower

Shibuya Sky offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy stunning views of Tokyo, dine at the restaurant and bar, learn about the history and culture of Shibuya and Tokyo, and take part in special events and exhibitions. Here's a more detailed explanation of all things you can do at Shibuya Sky: 

Observation Deck
Sky Gate and Sensing Hall
Sky Stage
Sky Gallery
Gift Shop
Shibuya Sky - Observation Deck

Witness the beauty of Tokyo from a bird’s eye view and explore its iconic landmarks like Tokyo Tower, Yokohama Bay Bridge, and Mount Fuji at 230 meters in the air. You can also walk on the glass floor section of the observation deck for a thrilling experience of looking down at the streets below. There are  comfortable seating areas located throughout the observation deck where you can relax and take in panoramic views of Tokyo from different angles.

Shibuya Sky  - Sky Gate and Sensing Hall

Upon entering, you will encounter the Sky Gate, a transitional area leading from the 14th to the 45th floor. This space features a futuristic display of visuals, music, and lighting before reaching the main attraction, the Sky Stage on the rooftop. You can also enjoy an interactive experience at the Sensing Hall while you wait to board the city’s fastest pod elevator to the Sky Stage.

Shibuya Sky  - Sky Stage

Sky Stage offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Tokyo, and at Sky Edge, visitors can observe the well-known scramble crossing from above. This is a must see for photo-lovers. The north area of Sky Stage offers views of the New National Stadium, where the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was held while the east area, offers views of both Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo Tower, two iconic towers. It is also a popular venue for events such as music performances, art installations, and pop-up shops. 

Shibuya Sky - Sky Gallery

The Sky Gallery is an indoor observation corridor. It is located on the 46th floor and here you can enjoy the view and exhibitions regardless of weather conditions. Additionally, there is a music bar that offers snacks, drinks, and alcohol. The exhibits at the Sky Gallery are curated by experts in the field, and feature works by both established and up-and-coming artists and designers. The exhibits often feature interactive and multimedia elements, creating a dynamic and engaging experience for visitors.

Shibuya Sky - Gift Shop

At the gift shop, you can take a commemorative photo at the entrance of the observation deck against a backdrop of Tokyo's skyline. Here you can also purchase souvenirs, Shibuya Sky merchandise and a variety of products based on the motif of Shibuya's symbolic character “Hachiko”(Japanese Akita dog). 

Plan Your Visit to Shibuya Sky Tower

Opening Hours
Shibuya Sky - Plan Your Visit to Shibuya Sky Tower

The Shibuya Sky Tower is open daily from 9am to 10pm. Last admission is at 9:30pm, and the observatory decks close at 10pm.

Open: Daily.

Timings: 10am to 10:30 pm. The last admission is at 9:20 PM.

Closed: The Shibuya Sky Tower is generally open everyday. However, there may be occasional closures for maintenance or private events, so it's always a good idea to check in advance before planning your visit.

Best Time to Visit: As Shibuya Sky can be quite busy, especially during peak tourist seasons or weekends, you may want to consider visiting during off-peak times or weekdays to avoid crowds. The best time of the day to visit the Shibuya Sky Tower is during sunset or night. Early mornings are also a great time for some peace and quiet before the crowds arrive.

Shibuya Sky - Location

Address: Shibuya Scramble Square East Building, 2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-6133, Japan. Find on Google map here

Getting There

By Train:The most convenient way to get to Shibuya Sky is by train. Take the JR Yamanote Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, or Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line to Shibuya Station. From there, follow the signs to the Hachiko Exit and take the escalators up to the Shibuya Scramble Square East Building. Shibuya Sky is located on the 45th to 47th floors.

By Bus: Several bus routes also stop near Shibuya Station, including the Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden) bus and the Tokyo Metropolitan bus.

By Taxi: Taxis are also widely available in Tokyo, but they can be expensive. Ask your hotel or a local for assistance in finding a taxi, and provide them with the address of Shibuya Sky.

Shibuya Sky - Entrances

The entrance to Shibuya Sky observation deck is located on the 14th floor of the Shibuya Scramble Square East Building. After arriving at the building, take the escalators or elevators to the 14th floor and follow the signs to the Shibuya Sky entrance.

Shibuya Sky - Facilities

Here are some of the facilities available at Shibuya Sky:

  • Observation Deck
  • Sky Garden Cafe
  • Sky Stage
  • Gift Shop
  • Restrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Multilingual Staff
Shibuya Sky - Eat

Here are a few popular restaurants located near Shibuya Sky observation deck:

Gonpachi Shibuya: 350 meters (5-minute walk) - Gonpachi Shibuya is a popular Japanese restaurant known for its traditional cuisine and stylish interior design.

Afuri: 550 meters (7-minute walk) - If you're looking for some tasty ramen, Afuri is the right place for you! It is a modern ramen restaurant known for its light and refreshing broth and unique toppings.

Nabezo Shibuya Dogenzaka: 600 meters (8-minute walk) - A restaurant specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine, Nabezo Shibuya Dogenzaka offers all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu and sukiyaki, a traditional Japanese hotpot dish.

Udon Shin: 650 meters (9-minute walk) - Udon Shin is a casual udon noodle restaurant offering a variety of toppings and sauces.

Shibuya Sky - Tips
  • Visitors need to purchase tickets to access the Sky Gallery on the 46th floor.
  • There are restrictions on the type of items that can be taken inside, including food, drinks, and large luggage.
  • Visitors are required to pass through a metal detector and have their bags inspected before entering.
  • Photography and video recording are allowed, but the use of tripods or selfie sticks is prohibited.
  • Shibuya Sky also has disability access to ensure that visitors with disabilities or mobility impairments can fully enjoy the attraction. The observation deck and facilities at Shibuya Sky are accessible by wheelchair, and there are dedicated accessible elevators and ramps throughout the building.
Shibuya Sky - Meiji Jingu Shrine

Here are some attractions located near the Shibuya Sky Tower:

  • Shibuya Crossing
  • Hachiko Statue
  • Shibuya 109
  • Meiji Jingu Shrine

Frequently Asked Questions About Shibuya Sky Tickets

Q. What is Shibuya Sky?

Shibuya Sky is an observation deck located on the top floors (46th and 47th) of the Shibuya Scramble Square skyscraper in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Q. How can I purchase tickets for Shibuya Sky?

You can purchase tickets online here or at the ticket counter on the 14th floor of the Shibuya Scramble Square building.

Q. What is the cost of Shibuya Sky tickets?

The cost of a ticket to Shibuya Sky is 2,202 yen for adults and 1,701 yen for children aged 4-12. 

Q. What is included in a Shibuya Sky ticket?

The following are included in a Shibuya Sky ticket: 

1) Timed-entry ticket to the observation deck
2) Access to Sky Gate
3) Access to Sky Gallery
4) Access to Sky Stage

Q. Are discounts available on Shibuya Sky Tickets?

There are no discounts available for Shibuya Sky Tickets. However, children and students can avail tickets to Shibuya Sky at reduced prices. 

Q. Can I cancel or change my ticket reservation?

Ticket reservations cannot be canceled or changed once they have been confirmed.

Q. Is it worth visiting Shibuya Sky Tower?

If you are interested in experiencing panoramic 360-degree views of Tokyo, including iconic landmarks such as Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree and even Mt. Fuji, Shibuya Sky is definitely worth visiting. The observation deck's unique glass floor section where you can look straight down to the streets below is also a sight to behold. 

Q. What are Shibuya Sky's opening hours?

The Shibuya Sky Tower is open daily from 10 am to 10:30 pm. Last admission is at 9:20pm, and the observatory decks close at 10pm.

Q. How long can I stay on the Shibuya Sky observation deck?

Visitors are allowed to stay on the observation deck for up to one hour.

Q. Is there a dress code for visiting Shibuya Sky?

There is no specific dress code, but visitors are encouraged to dress comfortably as they will be standing and walking around.

Q. Are there any restrictions on taking photos or videos?

Visitors are allowed to take photos and videos for personal use, but commercial photography or filming requires prior permission.

Q. Is there wheelchair access to Shibuya Sky?

Yes, Shibuya Sky is wheelchair accessible.

Q. Are there any food or drink options available on the observation deck?

Yes, there is a café on the observation deck that serves a variety of snacks, desserts, and drinks. 

Q. What is the height of the Shibuya Sky observation deck and on which floor is it located?

The observation deck of Shibuya Sky is located on the 46th and 47th floors of the Shibuya Scramble building and offers panoramic views of Tokyo from a height of approximately 229 meters (751 feet).

Q. Are there any additional attractions or activities on the observation deck?

Yes, there is a glass floor section called the Sky Stage where visitors can stand and look down at the streets of Shibuya below. There are also interactive exhibits and displays showcasing the history and culture of Shibuya.