Shibuya Crossing

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Aamazing sight of the diagonal crosswalk in front of Shibuya station.

When you leave JR Shibuya Station Hachiko Exit and pass the famous Hachiko statue, you will find a big intersection which is called as ‘Shibuya Crossing’ or ‘Shibuya Scramble Crosswalk’.
As vehicles in all directions stop for a traffic signal, a large amount of people, sometimes over 3,000 people, flood into every direction in the intersection. A wave of people is like a chaos but people cross orderly and rarely crash into each other. It is an amazing sight to experience with a giant video screen (Q’s EYE) and neon advertisements of the town.

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There are some options to watch the entire picture of this awesome view. Viewing from the Starbucks on the second floor of the Q-front building across the street is the one although it is always very crowd and a bit hard to find a seat. Or viewing it from the Estacion Cafe in Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu is another option in a little more tranquil atmosphere. It is located on the 5th floor of the hotel. There is a counter seat which provide the full view of the intersection.

Shibuya Crossing is often featured in movies such as ‘Lost In Translation’ in 2003 and so that it became one of the reasons to be a widely known intersection which attracts many foreign tourists.

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