Japan | Tokyo

Shibuya Scramble Crossing

First Trip to Japan

Tokyo | Japan

09 Dec 2019 | Mon

Day 04 of 07

  • Meiji Shrine and Inner Garden
  • Harajuku’s Takeshita-Dori Street
  • Ishigamaya GOKU Burger Shibuya
  • Omotesando Google Magic Illumination
  • Shibuya Blue Cave Winter Illumination
  • Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Shibuya Scramble Crossing – is one of the most iconic landmarks in Tokyo.  It is located in front of the Shibuya Station Hachikō exit and stops vehicles in all directions to allow pedestrians (upwards of 1,000) to cross in an x pattern.  The scramble name comes from the people having to skillfully navigate, avoiding colliding with one another.

This intersection has been featured in numerous movies – such as Lost in Translation, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and Resident Evil: Afterlife and Retribution.  Surrounding this intersection are numerous unique buildings covered with bright colorful LED lights and signs.  A lot of eye candy here – especially at night!

This spot is one of the top three places in Tokyo to see neon signs (and LED lighting).  The other two locations are Shinjuku – Kabukicho (did not visit) and Akihabara (we did visit).

YouTube – Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Right, when we arrived at this famous spot it started raining, so we did not get to take pictures (and video) as we hoped.  The video was taken indoors from the subway station next to the crossing.

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