The new face of Shibuya, SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE
The East Wing, the first wing of the “Shibuya Scramble Square,” a new facility in the Shibuya redevelopment area, opened on Friday, November 1, 2019.
ⒸShibuya Station District Joint Building Business
The East Wing building that opens this time is a large complex that is the tallest in the Shibuya area, about 230 meters high, and has 47 stories above ground. In addition to being directly connected to Shibuya Station and having good access just above it, there is an observation facility “SHIBUYA SKY,” which is one of the largest rooftop observation spaces in Japan. It also has a large-scale commercial facility with all of its 213 attractive shops and restaurants under the vision of the “World’s newest and trendiest declaration.” We would like to introduce you to the new face of Shibuya, “SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE East Wing,” which has been attracting a great deal of attention.
First, go to the observation facility “SHIBUYA SKY” on the 14th, 45th and rooftop floors. You can enter from the ticketing counter on the 14th floor and jump to the 45th floor by the interesting elevator “TRANSITION POD”!
Inside the elevator, you can see images on the top ceiling and hear stereophonic sounds according to the speed and gravity, so the expectation for the rooftop rises with the escalator.
Arriving on the 45th floor, leave your luggage in a coin locker and then finally you go outside.
You will be captivated by the view of the city center through clear glass, but you shouldn’t be fully satisfied here. You can go up to the rooftop observation space “Sky Stage” on the upper floor by taking the escalator.
An overwhelming sense of openness as, if it the space were merging with the sky!
You can enjoy the 230-meter panoramic view from the highest “peak” of Shibuya, feeling the comfortable breeze blowing through.
A scenic spot where you can look down on the scramble intersection directly below. You may feel your knees wobble because of the height being more than you have expected, but you should pluck up the courage to come up to the edge.
It’s also good to lie on the hammock and have a “laid-back” leisurely look at the sky.
This is the highest position in the SHIBUYA SKY with unobstructed 360-degree panoramic views.
There also are sofas where you can sit and enjoy the view.
TOKYO SKYTREE and Tokyo Tower can be seen at the same time.
You can see the SHIBUYA FUKURAS, which is about to open, just below.
And when night comes…
Eighteen search lights light up the sky.
You will be completely delighted by the night view of Tokyo.
After enjoying the view from the rooftop, go to the indoor observation space “Sky Gallery” on the 46th floor. Here, you can enjoy various hands-on experiences where viewing experience and performance are combined.
TIME RIVER – river of time –
PARALLEL WINDOWS – windows on points of view –
DATA SCAPE – a view of data –
There are cute icons on each column; columns at the north, south, east and west.
You may be able to see Mt. Fuji if it is sunny.
A music bar where you can eat snacks and sweets, enjoying the view from the 46th floor.
SHIBUYA SKY SOUVENIR SHOP
A souvenir shop full of goods that offer the culture and lifestyle of Japan, Tokyo and Shibuya.
There are many goods related to Shibuya’s mascot-like dog “Hachi.”
Next, we will introduce you to shops and restaurants that are located on commercial floors B2 F to the 14th F.
・NHK plus cross SHIBUYA
A space where you can experience digital contents and various media presented by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). “Chicochanburu Cross Exhibition,” from the popular channel, “Chico chan ni shikarareru (Chico Will Scold You!)”, is being held in November.
You can experience various contents using AR (augmented reality).
Shibuya AR Observatory
You can take home the photo you took with your smartphone.
・GOOD DESIGN STORE TOKYO by NOHARA
A design shop that only has products that won the Good Design Award.
Original clear files with designs of wrapping paper and stamp books to collect stamps from temples and shrines, which can be found only in the Shibuya store.
12F・13F FOODIES SCRAMBLE
All restaurants have great views.
・Tsurutontan UDON NOODLE Brasserie (Udon)
・ Moheji (Monja-yaki)
・Shabushabu Tsukada (Shabushabu/Sukiyaki)
・TEPPANYAKI 10 (Teppanyaki)
Paid shared lounge with a great view
・Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten
We were impressed with limited-time-only Shibuya dog souvenirs.
Shibuya Fortune-Telling Dog
There are many kinds of parts for accessories at this store.
Acrylic charms with designs of the famous “loyal dog,” Hachi. These products are sold at this shop only.
2nd to 9th Floors with Fashion/Cosmetics
・ÉCHIRÉ PÂTISSERIE AU BEURRE
Try canelé with fermented butter Échiré.
The texture of the apples is unique. “The butter pie almond” is sold at limited shops only
Cute dog-shaped Sweets: Omochi-Monaka (Rice cake inside a crispy cracker)
GATEAU SHOYU CHOCOLATE
Rich Gateau Chocolate with soy-sauce flavor. Retro packages are also cute.
Photos of the Scramble Crossing in 1952 are printed on shopping bags.
・Now on Cheese♪
Cheese cookies: Mascarpone and Gouda Cheese.
・Péché Mignon -Reda-
The “Artquoise,” a fusion with Art and Dacquoise combined
Shibu-hachi bags are excellent for souvenirs.
Maruyama Coffee offers Special Coffee of Karuizawa, Nagano Pref. Coffee-bags with which you can easily enjoy authentic tastes of coffee are also available.
Cakes: Fun and beautiful to look at, delicious to eat.
・Gourmand Market KINOKUNIYA
You can find a wide variety of food and liquor.
Deli, bento and bakery. Many delicious items.
Limited shops only menu: “Mixed berry Boba”
Little bags and other products with limited time only colors
Fish Deli and Bento shop run by an intermediate wholesaler of Toyosu Fish Market.
Seiro-meshi can be eaten on site.
Seiro-meshi can be eaten on site.
In addition, there are many other nice shops and restaurants. Come and visit by all means!
SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE
*The information herein is as of November 2019.