Japan: Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo


It's the bright lights, big city perspective of Shibuya Crossing in downtown Tokyo that draws people from all over the world...

I've heard the best place to view Shibuya Crossing is from Starbucks' 2nd floor.

You would think that crowd control would be an issue in Tokyo and I'm sure it is... but the Japanese are all over it.

An example of their ingenuity is demonstrated by Shibuya Crossing. At the distinctive sound of an electronic bird chirping, all traffic stops and everybody walks.Wherever direction they want to and it works. About one minute later, the bird chirps again and pedestrians would be best off of the street as the traffic resumes with a vengeance.

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