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Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble

Shibuya 150-8010, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3477-8038
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The only place I've come across where 7crossroads come together and the lights all turn red at the same time.Thousands of pedestrians then all cross at the same time. Just amazing.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“organised chaos” (38 reviews)
Shibuya 150-8010, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
+81 3-3477-8038
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best to cross diagonally to get the full experience of how busy it is. 2pm on a Friday was not as busy as I’ve seen on TV but impressive

Thank NikM74
Reviewed 3 days ago

In the first place, this should not really be called a "tourist attraction" but judging by the crowds and me visiting it at the end of the day, it's really treated like one. Personally, it was just an ordinary pedestrian crossing - except that it...More

Thank yummybearbear
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow what a place to visit. I went there at different times of the day and night and the crowds were gobsmacking. Best place to view it all is either right in the middle of everything as you scramble across the intersection or else buy...More

Thank Kenneth V
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were lucky enough to stay in the area. So we got a chance to see it multiple times. The best time of day is 5-6pm around sunset. Thats when most people get off work and people go out to eat. It gets packed full...More

Thank Jinthehizzouse
Reviewed 4 days ago

On must have been at least my 20th time to make this crossing, the hordes of people that traverse this most famous intersection never fails to amaze me. It even gets more impressive during Halloween. The Japanese have a penchant for dressing and we saw...More

Thank djmontano
Reviewed 4 days ago

While it is great to see such a congregated area like you would see in some sort of film, the reality is that it is so crowded you cannot enjoy it at ground level and finding an appropriate area for viewing is not the easiest...More

Thank leeds8989
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This crossing is so busy! We didn't go at rush hour yet there are still hundreds of people crossing. It was great to watch from the station and also an experience to cross ourselves.

Thank Katie J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place has been on my bucket list for a while and it didn't disappoint. It's completely mad make sure you get a picture half way across with all the neon in background.

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a definite must for Tokyo first time visit, so many things to do here (shop, eat, play, drink, sightseeing). We have not much time there, just grab coffee at Starbucks to get nice view of the Crossing, and then go to Hachiko statue...More

Thank Foodismrhapshody
Reviewed 6 days ago

After you exit the subway and gave a few minutes attention to the famous Hachiko Statue (see separate review) , try to position yourselves on a higher ground (like the starbucks cafe Just across the street from Hachiko) , put your cameras in gear and...More

Thank saul g
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the
Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops
that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest
areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's
Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to
recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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Panda A
July 17, 2017|
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Response from bejopare | Reviewed this property |
It is right outside Shibuya metro station. Exit Hachiko (the famous dog who waited for its owner for years after his death)
April 20, 2017|
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Response from poweragt1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a lot of time. With the amount of people criss-crossing each other, at least a few minutes I guess.
April 20, 2017|
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Response from lovetheunexpected | Reviewed this property |
yes plenty of time, Tokyo is nowhere near as hectic as perceived. yes there are lots of people but it's all very civilised & calm.