Photograph of the week: Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

It’s estimated that around 100,000 people pass through Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo every hour, making it the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world. The traffic lights are on a two-minute cycle with pedestrians coming from five directions. On the second floor of the Q-Front building on the north side of the crossing is a Starbucks where you can get an aerial view of the action… and it’s also the highest grossing Starbucks in the world!

View of Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

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Comments (4)

  1. amy fidler says:

    what a great photo,love the colours and how its captured the busy street,and moment,great technique.

  2. Gosh this looks manic! I though New York was pretty crazy last month – especially Times Square and the Theatre District where we were dodging people right left and centre.

  3. Maggie says:

    Amazing!!Beautiful Picture of Shibuya crossing Tokyo.. It seems so Colourful and Thanks for sharing info about one of the busiest street in the world.

  4. Maya Russell says:

    An amazing crossing. Well if it works! Wonder how long they stop the traffic for and I wonder if they will bring these types of crossings over to Britain.

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