Name: Shibuya Sakura Stage
Where: 1-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Stations: Shibuya Station
Free Wifi: Yes
Our Rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Worth it? Do not miss it for the world.
12/12/23 ©2023 tenmintokyo.com
Among Shibuya’s ongoing central renovations, one new center stands out: Shibuya Sakura Stage. Adjacent to the newly renovated Shibuya Station, and Shibuya Hikari and Shibuya Stream, Shibuya Sakura Stage has transformed the face of Shibuya and changed the area south of Shibuya Scramble into a dazzling new mixed-use entertainment/food venue.
The 3rd of the major new area renovations, Shibuya Sakura Stage completes the 3 major parts of the southside renovations which are redefining the area.
With modern high-tech displays, fantastic lighting, colors, and a host of things to do and see, Shibuya Sakura Stage is billed as “A neighborhood full of joy”.
Just 2 blocks south of the world-famous Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya Sakura Stage is the newest addition to the overall Shibuya re-development plan. The removal of the old PARCO building west of the station, and final planned expansion of the station in its place will complete the entire renovations on the south side of the crossing.
City planners have done a masterful job with the renovations, and with the possible exceptions of the Tokyo Station, Ginza, and Akasaka areas, Neo-Shibuya promises to be Tokyo’s premiere showplace.
A Quarter Million Square Meters
This place is huge: comprising 17 million sqM total, and nearly 1/4 million sqM of floor space – massive.
You can also check out the model and office of the project at the Shibuya Sakura Stage Redevelopment Progress Exhibition in the Shibuya Front Bldg. on the 1st floor.
Three massive new towers are planned behind Shibuya station as part of Shibuya Sakura Stage, and two have nearly been completed east of the Tokyu Plaza and Shibuya Mark City buildings to the west.
Shibuya Sakura Stage is divided into two parts: SHIBUYA side and SAKURA side – one part being the general mixed-use mall-like area, and the other being offices, serviced apartments, and residences. Both areas also feature several outdoor parks and lighting displays at night.
There is also a massive new parking garage for vehicles and bicycles.
Be sure to check out the Facility Overview page for a full rendering of what the area will look like when finished.
The entire complex is planned to be completed sometime in the summer of 2024.
After the station and its area are finished – and later renovations are completed on the north and west sides of the crossing sometime in 2025 or early 2026, Shibuya’s transformation from a grungy youth hipster hangout into a new center of beauty and light will be complete.