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Shibuya Scramble Crossing

[Strongly Recommended!] [Standard] [Social Infrastructure] [Crossing]

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★★★★★ (10.0/10.0)

Features
◎ Enjoyable
△ Beautiful
△ Relaxing
◎ Unique
◎ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see pedestrians walking across the scramble crossing

Scramble crossing that daily scenery become something like flash mob art

If you visit Shibuya Scramble Crossing, you can see a lot of people walking from various directions.

It is a famous scramble crossing where a lot of people use. It is between Hachiko-Mae Plaza in front of Shibuya Station and busy streets including Shibuya Center Street. It can be used by about 3,000 people at a time and about 400,000 people in a day. Its official name is Shibuya Ekimae Crossing.

It is one of the typical landmarks in Tokyo. It is overwhelming to see a lot of people walk across it from each corner. In fact, people start to walk when the signal turns into blue, move across the crossing without having any trouble even in a crowded situation and finish walking across the crossing as if nothing has happened. It is like flash mob art.

Also, there are a lot of large screens at buildings around this crossing due to high advertising effects.

There is the statue of Hachi-Ko dog in Shibuya Eki-Mae Plaza adjacent to the crossing. It is famous as a meeting place. For your information, the stuffed specimen of Hachi-Ko dog is displayed with Jiro of a Sakhalin dog, that played an active role in Antarctic area, at Japan Gallery in National Museum of Nature and Science. Also, there is a tourist information center for international travelers in a train car nicknamed "Blue Frog" of 5000 Series of Tokyu Toyoko Line.

It has a history since 1971. It is a middle-sized public scramble crossing at commercial area in Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Shibuya station.

Event information

Finished Event Information

"The 19th Shibuya Kagoshima Ohara Festival 2016"
June 12, 2016 (Sunday)

"The 20th Shibuya Kagoshima Ohara Festival 2017"
from May 20, 2017 (Saturday) to May 21, 2017 (Sunday)

"The 1st Shibuya Bon Dance Festival"
August 5, 2017 (Saturday)

"Hachiko-Mae Plaza Illumination"
from November 30, 2017 (Thursday) to January 8, 2018 (Monday, National Holiday)

"YOU MAKE SHIBUYA COUNTDOWN 2017-2018"
from December 31, 2017 (Sunday) to January 1, 2018 (Monday, National Holiday)

"The 83th Faithful Dog, Hachiko Memorial Service"
April 8, 2018 (Sunday)

"The 21th Shibuya Kagoshima Ohara Festival 2018"
from May 19, 2018 (Saturday) to May 20, 2018 (Sunday)

"The 5th Shibuya Renaissance"
June 3, 2018 (Sunday)

Necessary Time
It depends on purposes.

Opening Hour
This crossing is available all day.

Closed Day
This crossing is available every day. However, traffic regulation can be carried out in overcrowded situations.

Admissions Fee
It is free.

Access
It takes about 1 minutes from Shibuya Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Shibuya Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line)
◎ Shibuya Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line, Fukutoshin Line)
◎ Shibuya Station (Tokyu: Denentoshi Line, Toyoko Line)
◎ Shibuya Station (Keio: Inokashira Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
◎ With Children

Name in English
Shibuya Scramble Crossing
Shibuya Crossing

Name in Roman Letters
Shibuya Sukuranburu Kousaten
Shibuya Ekimae Kousaten

Name in Japanese
渋谷スクランブル交差点
しぶやすくらんぶるこうさてん
渋谷駅前交差点
しぶやえきまえこうさてん

Address
2-2, Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo, 150-0043, Japan

Telephone Number
N/A

URL
http://center-gai.jp/info/

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