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Where to stay near Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing Hotels

With its dazzling neon lights, blaring video screens, and frenetic ambience, Shibuya Crossing is to Tokyo what Times Square is to New York. One of the world’s busiest pedestrian crossings, it has over the years established itself as the city’s most iconic sight, thanks to its appearance in countless Japanese TV shows and music videos, and international films such as Lost in Translation and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. No visit to Tokyo is complete until you’ve hurried across what locals refer to as the Shibuya ‘scramble’.

Things to see

It’s estimated that around 500,000 people use Shibuya Crossing each day, and the mad dash that ensues every time the traffic lights change is a mesmerising sight to behold. One of the best places from which to observe the ordered chaos is the Starbucks in the nearby Tsutaya building. The floor-to-ceiling windows of the second floor seating area look directly over the intersection – little wonder it’s one of the busiest branches of the coffee house chain on the planet.

Once you’ve had your fill of this particular sensory overload, more amazing spectacle awaits at nearby Shibuya 109. This sprawling, 10-storery shopping complex is the spiritual home of youth fashion in Tokyo, and has over the years played a key role in the emergence of uniquely Japanese subcultures such as gyaru – a long-standing trend among young women for wearing garish make-up and dressing ultra-girlishly. For a drastic change of pace, head to idyllic Yoyogi Park. With lush forest glades, elegant fountains, and colourful flowerbeds galore, it’s one of Tokyo’s loveliest urban oases.

Hotels in Shibuya Crossing

There’s a great selection of hotels in Shibuya Crossing to choose from. You’ll find outstanding 4-5 star hotels housed in soaring skyscrapers, boasting luxurious facilities like full-service health spas, heated indoor pools, chic cocktail bars, and restaurants serving gourmet international cuisine. Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu and Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel are highly recommended. Your room may come with a breath-taking view of the Tokyo skyline, plus decadent features like premium bedding, a deep soaking bath tub, and free designer toiletries. If your budget won’t stretch to such self-indulgence, there are also plenty of appealing mid-range options, offering great perks like free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and a lavish hotel buffet to tempt you out of bed each morning.

Where to stay

As the epicentre of Tokyo youth culture, Shibuya Crossing is one of the city’s most enthralling and energetic locations. The nightlife around here is legendary, with sleek subterranean superclubs, effortlessly elegant cocktail bars, and raucous karaoke bars all vying for your attention. When it comes to eating out, you’ll find that all bases are covered. The area boasts some of Tokyo’s most prestigious Michelin star restaurants, serving expertly prepared delicacies like mouth-watering, top grade Wagyu beef, and succulent steamed abalone. If you’re after something a little less flashy, you’ll also find plenty of cosy, family-run eateries, offering irresistible Japanese staples like warming ramen noodle soup and crispy tempura prawns.

How to get to Shibuya Crossing

If you’re travelling from overseas, you’ll most likely arrive in Tokyo via either Narita International Airport or Haneda Airport. From Haneda, you can reach Shibuya in around 35 minutes by train – take the Keikyu-Kuko to Shinagawa station, and from here take the Yamanote line to Shibuya station. A taxi may take under 25 minutes without traffic, but could take you up to an hour at peak times. From Narita, you can get there in around 70 minutes by train – take the Skyliner to Nippori station, then the Yamanote line to Shibuya station. A taxi may take up to 90 minutes in traffic, while you should allow up to 2 hours if you’re travelling by Airport Limousine bus.

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