Shibuya Junction, is a major Japanese crosswalk and the World’s largest pedestrian crossing, situated in Tokyo – right outside the Shibuya Station. Interestingly, this intersection is famously also known as ‘The Scramble’. Check this video: this definitely beats the pedestrian traffic in Gurgaon!
People come from all directions at once – sometimes over a thousand with every light change – yet still manage to dodge each other with a practiced, nonchalant agility.
Then, in the time that it takes for the light to go from red to green again, all corners have replenished their stock of people – like a video on loop. It’s a prime photo opportunity (even better, video). There’s a particularly hypnotic view over the crossing from the Starbucks on the 2nd floor of the Q-front building across the street
The rhythms here are, however, tied to the train station and after the last train pulls out for the night, the intersection becomes eerily quiet.