It always amazes me how many people you can find on that crossing, taking pictures, videos or just crossing!
When i first saw it i was very surprised at how many people where in that area! I've never seen so many people together in one place before Shibuya crossing!
You might have seen this on TV, but in real life you will stand there and just keep on watching.
I have no idea what is so fascinating about this crossing, but no matter during day or night, I love stopping here and just let the scenery get to me.
It's just a crossing. There are plenty more crossings just as busy in Tokyo, but for some reason, this one is super famous.
It's kind of cool though when you first see it. Though after the first viewing it just becomes a very busy crossing (At least in my experience).
It is quite cool to see all the "Cool" kids gather on all sides of this crossing, where model agencies send people to scope out potential models.
Though having a plethora of tourists constantly stopping and taking photos gets very, very, annoying. If you want to take photos, don't stand in the way of everyone, people have things to do yo!
Though at the end of the day the crossing is pretty cool. Perhaps I just take it for granted.
Listen to the song at night here while walking the street. Flashing burning flights that suck the life out of your eyes. It feels so good. So many things that are going on and I for one love it. This place with adverts and promos on giant TV screens plastered to the giant buildings. Vans that roll down the street blasting music of the time. Music from stores playing everywhere getting you to shop. The famous meeting spot Hachiko the dog. Has wifi. Just one of those places you have to go.
Shibuya Crossing is famous. Everyone visiting Japan has seen Shibuya Crossing somewhere. On television, in the movies, in a documentary, during an advertising commercial. Even if you haven't seen Shibuya Crossing, I guarantee that you have; somewhere deep in your subconscious. That said, when I arrived in Japan I couldn't get my head around the popularity of a crossing. But, after visiting Shibuya again and again, the very fact that people are photographing a piece of road, or filming people crossing a street, has somehow won me over.
I still keep my camera in my pocket though.