Shibuya Crossing_Tokyo's Best Attraction(渋谷スクランブル交差点)

Tokyo is a massive, cosmopolitan city. 

It's difficult to imagine that its finest attraction is a street corner but it's true.

Shibuya Crossing(スクランブル交差点) is the world's busiest pedestrian crossing. It represents the towering neon lit Tokyo that travelers expect. The traffic lights at the crossing have a 2 minute cycle. Cars from various directions eat up more than half of the time. Thousands of pedestrians all cross at the same time from five directions. 

When the crowds meet in the middle chaos ensues. It's a spectacle that's repeated every two minutes all day and most of the night until the crowds finally thin out after midnight when Shibuya stations closes. Shibuya Crossing is a popular attraction that makes most traveler's list of top recommendations. There are several reasons it's so good.

Shibuya Crossing is a popular attraction that makes most traveler's list of top recommendations. There are several reasons it's so good.


Tune Your Urban Survival Skills

After you cross the Shibuya scramble a few times it will change your entire perspective on what it means for a street to be crowded.

The trafic light is surprisingly short when you have hundreds of people in front of you trying to dodge people coming in the opposition direction. The cycle always ends with a mad dash to escape angry motorists after the light has turned red.






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