Shibuya is not only home to the famous 3D dog billboard, but also a 3D panda billboard. Here’s where and when you can see it.
Where is the giant 3D panda billboard in Shibuya?
Often missed by passersby, the 3D panda billboard sits on top of the Yamashita Honki Udon shop, located near the entrance of Shibuya Center Gai. You can see the billboard while walking across the famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing.
The 3D panda is the brainchild of a company called Garden Co., Ltd, which runs the Iekei Ramen and Yamashita Honki Udon chain restaurants.
When can you see the panda billboard?
The playful panda appears intermittently throughout the day. An animated casino sequence plays prior to it coming on screen. Once it pop ups, the 3D panda starts doing some funny things, such as changing the size of its box with a control lever. You may also sometimes see the panda just resting on some bamboo and looking at the many people crossing below.
How many 3D animal billboards are there in Tokyo?
The Shibuya panda is not the only giant 3D billboard in Tokyo. It is actually one of four billboards. There is also a 3D dog billboard in Shibuya, a 3D cat billboard in Shinjuku, and a “Town Musicans of Bremen” billboard in Harajuku, which features multiple 3D animals.
- 357 m from Shibuya Station
- 0.7 km from Shinsen Station
- 1.0 km from Meijijingū-mae Station