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Shibuya Crossing

People Watching at Shibuya Crossing

People Watching at Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya crossing might be one of the most iconic images of Tokyo. From the onset, one might think it's just a simple intersection, but upon waiting for the red light, things become all the more clear. Traffic stops from all directions, turning the street into a pedestrian, all-way crossing. Suddenly a surge of people starts flowing from each direction, like fish swimming upstream and down. They call this the "scramble". Shoppers, students, couples, tourists and commuters all rush in all directions.