Travel Memory – Shibuya Crossing – Tokyo

It could be a while before we experience the busiest crosswalk in the world the Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan ... Memories

Often referred to as the world's busiest crosswalk, thousands of pedestrians scramble across Tokyo's Shibuya Crossing daily.

At peak times, the hypnotic pace of the changing traffic light seems to signal the masses into a mesmerizing, yet claustrophobic, waltz. For many, the controlled chaos of Shibuya's "Scramble" epitomizes the efficient madness of the cutting-edge city.

Here, 10 lanes of traffic and five major crosswalks converge along a modern canyon of neon-colored buildings in the heart of Tokyo.

The Shibuya Crossing serves as center-stage for a Times Square-inspired New Year's Eve countdown and is the focal point for the wild Halloween celebrations that have grown increasingly famous in recent years.


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  1. Beautiful pix. Will we ever see a crowded crossing like this again. Anywhere. Just give us a coupla months.

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