6 secret places to view and video the Shibuya scramble crossing
Serving as the symbol of Shibuya is the world's famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing. This time, we will introduce 6 photo spots to take of the Shibuya Crossing. Why not walk through the crossing, and then visit one of these places to take the greatest photos?
Shibuya Scramble Crossing
The Shibuya Scramble Crossing is an intersection located outside the Shibuya Station (3 million people a day use the Shibuya Station) that represents the city of Shibuya. 500,000 people cross this world’s largest intersection in a day. There are times when 3,000 people cross in one green light. It is located near the Hachiko statue.
1. Starbucks SHIBUYA TSUTAYA
The Starbucks SHIBUYA TSUTAYA will definitely catch your eye when crossing the scramble. This Starbucks is the perfect spot to take photos of the scramble as it is glass-fronted. It is important to find the seats where you can see the scramble from the best position ahead of time.
Operating Hours: 6:30 – 28:00
HP: www.starbucks.co.jp/store/search/detail.php?id=2003 (Japanese Only)
Address: QFRONT 1F, 21-6 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
2. Estacion Cafe
Located on the 5th floor of the Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu, Estacion Cafe has counter seats where you can command a panoramic view of the Shibuya Crossing. The ceiling is 8 meters tall, providing a wide open space inside and you can enjoy delicious food and drinks here.
Operating Hours: 8:00 – 24:00
HP: www.shibuya-e.tokyuhotels.co.jp/ja/index.html (Japanese Only)
Address: Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu 5F, 1-12-2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
3. Shibuya Nishimura Fruits Parlour
Shibuya Nishimura Fruits Parlour is a well-established restaurant located near the Shibuya Scramble. They mainly serve parfaits and offer sweet, delicious dishes. Seats are easier to find compared to Starbucks.
Operating Hours: 10:30 – 23:00
HP: www.snfruits.com/parlorenglishchina.html (Chinese)
HP: www.snfruits.com/index.html (Japanese Only)
Address: Nishimura Bldg. 2F, 22-2 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
4. L’Occitane Cafe Shibuya
This cafe is run by the cosmetic brand, L’Occitane. The first floor is the cosmetic shop and the cafe is on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Look for the orange building near the scramble to access this cafe. At the cafe, you can mainly enjoy Provencal cuisine in the middle of Shibuya.
Operating Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
HP: jp.loccitane.com (Japanese Only)
Address: Shibuya Ekimae Bldg. 2-3F, 2-3-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
5. Oriental Dining LOHB
Oriental Dining LOHB is located on the 4th and 5th floor of the same building as the L’Occitane Cafe Shibuya. This restaurant offers oriental dining with “Natural & Healthy & Beauty” as its theme. How about having a nice dinner while viewing the night view and the Shibuya Crossing?
Operating Hours: 11:00 – 0:00
HP: www.sunroyalgroup.co.jp/restaurant/lohb/lohb.htm (Japanese Only)
Address: Shibuya Ekimae Bldg. 4-5F, 2-3-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
6. Hoshino Coffee 109 MEN’S
Located inside the famous fashion building, Shibuya 109 MEN’s is Hoshino Coffee. You can also drink delicious coffee while viewing the Shibuya Scramble. This is a great spot so it is worth going. Don’t forget to enjoy the soft, fluffy pancakes too.
Operating Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
HP: www.hoshinocoffee.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Shibuya 109 Men’s 2F, 1-23-10 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
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