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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What's There To See At Shibuya Crossing?

Above, Shibuya Crossing. People cross it from 5 directions. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Those of you who are Japanese giant monster (kaiju) fans are familiar with Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo.

Shibuya Crossing was featured during the battle sequence between Gamera and several Gyaos birds in Gamera 3 (1999).

But Shibuya Crossing is a popular area for Tokyo's "yutes" (youths) and the Hachikō Statue is a famous meeting spot. It is also known as "Shibuya Scramble".

What else is there to see at Shibuya Crossing? Japan Blog has the answers for you in an August 2016 post.

They begin with:
Shibuya Crossing may be a small area but it’s one of the most jampacked places in Japan every single day. As the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing, it accommodates thousands of people every day crossing from five directions. Additionally, the traffic lights have a two-minute cycle and the crowds thin out only after midnight when the Shibuya stations finally close.

To read more, go here

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