Tokyo | Day 4 | Monday, 09 Dec 2019
Shibuya Scramble Crossing (aka Zebra 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 a 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).
Right when we arrived to this famous spot it started raining so we did not get to take pictures (and video) like we hoped. The video was taken indoors from the subway station next to the crossing.
Shibuya Scramble Crossing at Night – Tokyo, Japan