Sights to See

Shibuya Crossing is a tourist favorite. Many visit to experience what it’s like to walk across one of the busiest crossings in the world, and to capture Shibuya in action. Now you can also get an aerial shot of Shibuya Crossing at MAGNET! Opened in April of 2018, MAGNET by Shibuya 109 provides a rooftop area for the best view and photos of Shibuya Crossing.

About Shibuya Crossing

View of Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing

The x-shaped crossing seen in Shibuya Crossing was first introduced in the United States and Canada in the 1960s.

Usually, in order to cross a street diagonally, one must go walk through two crosswalks, but the scramble crossing allows pedestrians to cross diagonally directly.

Today, the Shibuya Crossing is probably the most famous scramble crossing worldwide.

During the busiest hours, around 3,000 people are estimated to cross the street at once, and around 50,000 people a day. Even with 3,000 people walking across a street in all different directions, most of the pedestrians don’t bump into one another.

MAGNET by Shibuya 109


The right building is MAGNET by SHIBUYA 109

MAGNET by Shibuya 109 opened in April 2018, as a revamped edition of the shopping facility, 109 Men’s. MAGNET conceptualizes the renewal and revival of the “Shibuya Culture”, and brings the newest foods, music and fashion trends.

MAGNET by Shibuya 109 CROSSING VIEW entrance


The completely revamped MAGNET by Shibuya 109 is planned to open in the spring of 2019. As a sneak peek opening of the entire facility, MAGNET opened CROSSING VIEW, a metropolitan observatory.

A Panoramic View of Shibuya Crossing


CROSSING VIEWから見るスクランブル交差点

CROSSING VIEW is set at the top of MAGNET, and from here is an aerial view of the famous Shibuya Crossing. Until the opening of CROSSING VIEW, the only places people could view the crossing from above were from nearby restaurants and cafes. CROSSING VIEW is now the highest place where one can see Shibuya Crossing.

Shibuya Crossing panoramic view

Panoramic view of Shibuya Crossing

Of course, you can just take a few pictures and selfies and be done. But since you’re all the way up here, why not take some extra time for a time lapse shot?
The entrance fee to the observatory is ¥500. For three hours, you can re-enter into the observatory however many times as you want.

Fee: ¥1000
You can download the photos taken directly to your phone.


Nearest Station: Shibuya Station 渋谷駅

From Tokyo Station 東京駅

【Tokyo Sta.】 JR Yamanote Line / for Shinagawa
→【Shibuya Sta.】about a 5-minute walk

From Shinjuku Station 新宿駅

【Shinjuku Sta.】JR Yamanote Line / for Shibuya
→【Shibuya Sta.】about a 5-minute walk

From Narita Airport 成田空港

【Narita Airport Sta.】Keisei Limited Express Skyliner / for Keisei Ueno
→【Nippori Sta.】JR Yamanote Line / for Ikebukuro
→【Shibuya Sta.】about a 5-minute walk

From Haneda Airport 羽田空港

【Haneda Airport Sta.】Keikyu Main Line / for Shinagawa
→【Shinagawa Sta.】JR Yamanote Line / for Shibuya
→【Shibuya Sta.】about a 5-minute walk

Shibuya Eats at MAG7

On the same floor as the observatory, you can find MAG7, a restaurant area. There are unique restaurants such as Onigiri Bar, a rice-ball serving bar, and FATBURGER, a Lost Angeles Burger shop.


1-23-10 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.

MAG7: 11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.
Observatory space: 10:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.
January 1
* Free for children under 6

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