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Here's why you should visit Shibuya Scramble Square on your next Japan trip

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published Nov 13, 2020 7:02 am Updated Nov 13, 2020 9:06 am

The pandemic surely makes us miss traveling a lot. But on the flip side, it also gives us plenty of time to whip up the perfect itinerary for your next flight out. If you are including Tokyo, Japan in your next destination, be sure not to miss out the Shibuya Scramble Square.

Since its launch on November 1 last year, the 47-storey building quickly established itself as one of the most prominent skyscrapers in the city.

And that is not only for its height, but more so, for its breathtaking 360-degree view of Tokyo on its observation deck called the Sky Stage.

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Standing 230 meters high above the Shibuya railway station, the Sky Stage is set to give you the best aerial view of the famous Shibuya Crossing, among many other Tokyo landmarks. If you're lucky, you can even see Mt. Fuji from afar.

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The rooftop is an open-air space enclosed with glass walls that make the experience of gazing down Tokyo both exciting and nerve-racking.

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Aside from the breathtaking view, the Sky Stage offers ample space for visitors to relax on its hammocks.

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Next to the Sky Stage, another frequented tourist spot in the Shibuya Scramble Square is the Sky Gallery located on the building’s 46th floor. It offers a panoramic view of Tokyo inside an enclosed area.

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To reach the Sky Stage, you must first purchase a ticket at the Sky Gate on the 14th floor of the building. Admission costs 2,000 Yen (P920) for adults, 1,800 Yen (P735) for junior high school and high school students, 1,000 Yen (P500) for elementary students, and 600 Yen (P280) for children ages three to five years old.

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And what’s a visit to Tokyo without shopping, right? The Shibuya Scramble Square is the perfect place for that, as the building has shops offering clothes, cosmetics, groceries, electronics, food, and drinks on floors B2 to 16.

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As of November 2, travelers from the Philippines are still prohibited to enter Japan and other 130 countries due to the pandemic. 

Seven countries, including Haiti and Mexico, are allowing entry without inbound arrival restrictions, while 158 allow entry subject to medical protocols.

Banner image and article thumbnail from 5 Trip Facebook page.