Shibuya Scramble Intersection
Crowded with Pedestrians, this is the World’s Busiest Crosswalk
This is a scramble intersection in front of Shibuya Station. Said to be the world’s busiest crosswalk, it has become a famous sight to see in Tokyo.
When the light turns green, the intersection overflows with pedestrians. At busy times, over 3000 people can cross at once. What’s amazing about this spectacle is that no one bumps into each other!
This intersection is encompassed by large screens running advertisements.
When the light turns green on this crosswalk, it’s buried in pedestrians.
It has become a popular sightseeing spot in Tokyo.
It’s especially crowded during events such as Halloween or the New Year.
From the bridge connecting the JR Yamanote and Keio Inokashira lines, see the scramble from a diagonal angle.
In the vicinity are many cafes from which you can view the scramble intersection.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 2-2-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (In front of Shibuya Station Hachiko Exit)
(1) About a 1-minute walk from the JR Yamanote Line and JR Saikyo Line’s Shibuya Station
(2) About a 1-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line, and Fukutoshin Line’s Shibuya Station