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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rush hour” (67 reviews)
“organised chaos” (37 reviews)
Shibuya 150-8010, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
+81 3-3477-8038
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Reviewed yesterday

Okay, it is just a minor thrill, but a few minutes of people watching at the world's busiest pedestrian crossing is something that can only be experienced here. Travel is about experience.

Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 2 days ago

I know there is nothing much to do here except walking and staring at people scrambling to get across the road but this is something that you need to experience. The best view is from starbucks. I ended up sitting in Loccitane cafe as I...More

1  Thank nanapunye l
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best time to view this crazy crossing is the rush hour. Best view is from the upstairs of Starbucks where you can view the madness from above

Thank sydneywanda
Reviewed 2 days ago

Found our way there tonight on our way home & it is what we expected. The roads are wide, the locals call it a scramble, when pedestrians cross the various roads at the change of the light (the crossing is in operations for around 45...More

Thank 188petere
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The lively atmosphere is amazing! An organised chaos of pedestrians and vehicles criss-crossing by and billboards, lights and skyscrapers dazzle and delight. Just stand and observe, or join the crowd on the crossing.

Thank Penny Y
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just stand at this road crossing and see all the pedestrians walking at a time when all cross lights together become green .

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located literally outside of the JR Shibuya station, this "attraction" is so easy access being on the Yamanote line. There are numerous places and ways to experience it - but the best two are watching it from the Starbucks on one of the corners and...More

Thank Cassie1911
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Should try this crossing and try to cross it few times. Dont shy to take photo or video the experience cos everyone is doing it 😜

Thank sukyza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here on Halloween night because it is said that shibuya is the best place to see Halloween costume at tokyo. Im glad i did because i saw a lot of interesting costumes and all of them are very sporting to let other people...More

Thank debbyC91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see. We went at dusk. When “walk” sign flashes stand by for the show It’s huge. Find it at the Shibuya station. Once you’ve done that dive into the rest of the carnival

1  Thank wendycarlisle
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
18 July 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)
21 April 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.
21 April 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.