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Don’t be Shocked to see the ‘World’s busiest Crosswalk’ in Japan

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.

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