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Friday, April 1, 2016

Shibuya Crossing: An Intersection Worth Visiting

Above, Shibuya Crossing. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

This place has been featured in kaiju movies such as Gamera 3, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack and Godzilla x Megaguirus. But it is also one place that is recommended to see in many, if not most, travel guides, including The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan (page 27).

It is Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, also known as Shibuya Scramble.

The Asahi Shimbun has an article on Shibuya Crossing and they say it is "one intersection worth visiting."

They wrote:
For those in the know, the intersection in front of Tokyo's Shibuya Station is the place to be on New Year's Eve, Halloween or any other major event where big crowds gather. 
Not for nothing is this classic landmark known as Scramble Crossing: Hordes of pedestrians cross diagonally from four directions at once--seemingly never bumping into one another--against a backdrop of giant video screens and neon. 
It's not just major events that draw thousands of young Japanese to the area and a large number of foreign tourists to the site on a daily basis. 
The Lonely Planet series of travel guides lists "Shibuya Crossing" as a must-see site for its Japan edition.
To read more, go here.

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