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Shibuya Scramble Crossing

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

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

◎ 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)

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)

"The 2nd Shibuya Bon Dance Festival"
July 21, 2018 (Saturday)

"SHIBUYA Zunchaka! 2018"
September 9, 2018 (Sunday)

"Kinnoh Hachimangu Shrine Grand Festival: Joint Parade of Mikoshi"
September 16, 2018 (Sunday)

from October 20, 2018 (Saturday) to October 21, 2018 (Sunday)

from December 31, 2018 (Monday) to January 1, 2019 (Tuesday, National Holiday)

"The 84th Faithful Dog, Hachiko Memorial Service"
April 8, 2019 (Monday)

"The 22th Shibuya Kagoshima Ohara Festival 2019"
from May 18, 2019 (Saturday) to May 19, 2019 (Sunday)

"The 6th Shibuya Renaissance"
June 2, 2019 (Sunday)

"The 3rd Shibuya Bon Dance Festival"
August 4, 2019 (Sunday)

"SHIBUYA Zunchaka! 2019"
September 8, 2019 (Sunday)

"Kinnoh Hachimangu Shrine Grand Festival: Joint Parade of Mikoshi"
September 14, 2019 (Saturday)

from December 31, 2019 (Tuesday) to January 1, 2020 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"The 23th Shibuya Kagoshima Ohara Festival 2020"
from May 16, 2020 (Saturday) to May 17, 2020 (Sunday)

"SHIBUYA Zunchaka! 2020"
September 6, 2020 (Sunday)

"Kinnoh Hachimangu Shrine Grand Festival: Joint Parade of Mikoshi"
September 14, 2020 (Monday)

"The 86th Faithful Dog, Hachiko Memorial Service"
April 8, 2021 (Thursday)

"Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay"
July 22, 2021 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"Kinnoh Hachimangu Shrine Grand Festival: Joint Parade of Mikoshi"
September 14, 2021 (Tuesday)

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.

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

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

Telephone Number



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