Before visiting Japan when I thought of Tokyo I thought of Shibuya crossing which is famous for being one of the world’s busiest road crossings. I have seen so many photographs of this place and it was one of the places I really wanted to visit. We ended up in Shibuya a few times over the trip but the photographs in this post are from the first visit. While it might look busy in this picture, this was actually pretty quiet for Shibuya – as we found out when we went back later in the day.
For a good view over the crossing it is worth heading up to the Starbucks that is on the first floor of the store you can see in this picture. It’s probably the best view I’ve had in a Starbucks. While the crossing does have ‘pedestrian crossing’ lines which cross in different direction it does seem like people will charge in more or less any direction, as you see in this picture.