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While Shibuya Sky offers unparalleled views, Tokyo is home to other iconic observation decks that are worth exploring:
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 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.
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.
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.
Duration: 1 hr
Ideal For: Low on time
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The Shibuya Sky Tower is open daily from 9am to 10pm. Last admission is at 9:30pm, and the observatory decks close at 10pm.
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.
Address: Shibuya Scramble Square East Building, 2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-6133, Japan. Find on Google map here
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.
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.
Here are some of the facilities available at Shibuya Sky:
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.
Here are some attractions located near the Shibuya Sky Tower:
Shibuya Sky is an observation deck located on the top floors (46th and 47th) of the Shibuya Scramble Square skyscraper in Shibuya, Tokyo.
You can purchase tickets online here or at the ticket counter on the 14th floor of the Shibuya Scramble Square building.
The cost of a ticket to Shibuya Sky is 2,202 yen for adults and 1,701 yen for children aged 4-12.
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
There are no discounts available for Shibuya Sky Tickets. However, children and students can avail tickets to Shibuya Sky at reduced prices.
Ticket reservations cannot be canceled or changed once they have been confirmed.
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.
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.
Visitors are allowed to stay on the observation deck for up to one hour.
There is no specific dress code, but visitors are encouraged to dress comfortably as they will be standing and walking around.
Visitors are allowed to take photos and videos for personal use, but commercial photography or filming requires prior permission.
Yes, Shibuya Sky is wheelchair accessible.
Yes, there is a café on the observation deck that serves a variety of snacks, desserts, and drinks.
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).
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.