From Shibuya Sky (渋谷スカイ), you can launch your imagination and be the Japanese mythical eagle god Amenohiwashi-no-kami soaring over the Tokyo skyline – and on a clear day, even as far as Mount Fuji.
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What is Shibuya Sky?
The Shibuya Sky Observatory is of Tokyo’s most popular attractions. It lies atop the Shibuya Scramble Square, a building in the heart of Tokyo’s Shibuya district.
The Observatory covers the upper three floors of the skyscraper. On the 46th floors is the Sky Gallery, an indoor observation corridor with floor-to-ceiling windows. Also on this level is the Paradise Lounge which serves snacks, beverages and cocktails, and a souvenir shop.
On the 47th floor is the Sky Stage – an open-air terrace 229 meters above the street below. It allows a 360-degree, unobstructed view of Tokyo’s modern cityscape. To the left is the Tokyo Stadium. Over towards the right is the Tokyo Tower, and beyond is Tokyo Skytree. In the opposite direction – yes, that is Mount Fuji!
The Sky Stage’s relaxing Cloud Hammock invites travelers to feel like they are floating on the passing clouds. Post-sunset visitors are treated to the Crossing Light show which illustrates Tokyo’s night skyline.
No matter at what time of the day or night, Shibuya Sky is an unforgettable stop on your Tokyo vacation.
How to Get to Shibuya Sky
Getting to Shibuya Sky is easy. Just take the train to Shibuya Station and follow the signposts leading to Shibuya Scramble Square (the building, not the crossroad). Once there, take the express elevator up to the observatory entrance and ticket office on the 14th floor. You will then ride the elevator up to the Sky Gallery on the 45th floor and the Sky Terrace on the 46th level.
Tickets and Entry Details About Shibuya Sky
Shibuya Sky is open every day, from 10am to 10:30pm (10:00-22:30). Last entry is at 9:20pm (21:20).
Reservation is recommended since only a limited number of visitors are allowed at one time, during each specific time slot. Also, tickets booked online are cheaper than if you buy them on site. You can find tickets for Shibuya Sky on Klook.
The cost for adults (over 18 years old) is JPY 2,200 (approximately $16 USD). Students and preschoolers receive discounts. Children under three years old enter for free.
At holiday times, Shibuya Sky is a super popular attraction. It is best to reserve your tickets several days (or more!) in advance.
The outdoor terrace may be temporarily closed due to such weather conditions as heavy winds, thunder and lightning storms, heavy rain, hail or snow. This is to ensure the safety of visitors. In such events, rescheduling or refund will not be offered.
And so you’re not caught unaware, here are some of Shibuya Sky’s rules:
- Do not bring in food or beverages.
- Drinking and smoking are prohibited.
- No pets are allowed except for guide and assistant dogs.
- Certain articles are prohibited on the observation terrace; they may be stored in lockers on the 46th floor: backpack, purse, hat, scarf, tripod, selfie stick, large camera (that cannot fit in your pocket, bottles, laser pens, etc.
- Only personal photos may be taken. No commercial filming or live broadcast is allowed.
Note that before entering Shibuya Sky, security personnel will search all baggage.
You can find more information and tickets for Shibuya Sky on Klook.