Shibuya is globally known as one of Tokyo's iconic districts because of Shibuya Crossing, an intersection flooded with pedestrians, heavily decorated by neon advertisements and giant video screens, making it a popular tourist spot.
In November 2019, the district's tallest building, Shibuya Scramble Square, has finally opened its doors after undergoing a five-year construction. This 47-storey shopping-and-office building is poised to be the next iconic spot in Shibuya. The main highlight of the Shibuya Scramble Square has got to be the Shibuya Sky, its rooftop observatory,which stands tall at almost 230 meters above the ground. Check out its concept video.
Did it pique your curiosity? Here are the top five romantic things you can do in Shibuya Scramble Square with your special someone.
Visit the upscale and slick depachika
A "depachika" is the basement floor of department stores where food and groceries are usually sold. Its name comes from the combination of "depa" which is the abbreviation of "department" (store) and "chika" which means "basement" in Japanese. The developers of Shibuya Scramble Square gave its depachika a more upscale and slick touch. Located at levels B2, B1 and 1, it's known to house new exciting food businesses that are entering the Tokyo or Shibuya market for the first time. Have a look at the food directory here to see which one interests you and your partner the most. How about sharing some coffee and desserts?
Dine at Kagurazaka Saryo's first outlet in Shibuya
Levels 12 to13 in Shibuya Scramble Square is home to dine-in restaurants that offer a great view. Level 14 is where you can find Kagurazaka Saryo, one of the many names making its first entrance to the Shibuya market.
Kagurazaka Saryo is a cafe located in the old Geisha district of Kagurazaka in Tokyo offering visitors a taste of Japan. It is a restaurant that specialises in meals and desserts made with matcha. Be sure to give its green tea parfait a try! Kagurazaka Saryo had also made its entrance to Singapore in October 2019 at Vivocity. Check out a review of it by Eatbook.SG.