Rumored to be the busiest intersection in the world (and definitely in Japan), Shibuya Crossing, is like a giant beating heart, sending people in all directions with every pulsing light change. Perhaps nowhere else says ‘Welcome to Tokyo’ better than this. Hundreds of people – and at peak times said to be over 1000 people – cross at a time, coming from all directions at once yet still managing to dodge each other with practised, nonchalant agility.
Shibuya Scramble Crossing has become the most iconic landmark in Tokyo as well as the popular photo spot after being featured on a number of media, and when you go there you’ll see many tourists with cameras waiting for the best moment to shoot at the corner of the crossing. The world’s busiest crossing is passed by about a half-million people daily, the view of passengers coming from all directions at once when the traffic lights turn green is simply breathtaking!