Hi, I’m Fumi. I always see tourists who take selfie in this area. The spot is Shibuya Scramble Crossing! It’s very famous for the busiest intersection in the world. This is one of the most popular spots in Shibuya, Tokyo.
I went there the first when I was a student. I was very surprised and couldn’t cross momentarily, because crowds crossed in all directions at once. I don’t know why I didn’t bump into anybody and nobody bumped into me.
Trucks and cars run on that area in a weekday morning. Because here are many restaurants, cafeteria and shopping stores. Best visit time is during weekday morning time. There are no crowds so it’s easy to take photos.
I tried to take video during day time, but it was quite difficult to adjust not to take face of others. Crowds walk across in all directions. Some people cross very close in front of my camera, so I had to focus my camera in a different direction.
But I think that taking photo with the crowd behind is worth it in Shibuya. If you are OK to stay in crowd, try to go there during day time or weekends. You can see many different countries people on this spot!
Some people chatting and laughing with friends or family and others wait their friends, partner or family around the area. Because this spot is very famous for meeting place.
I waited my friend there once, but I was very tired to wait and look for her. Many people waited somebody there, so it was not easy to find her. I didn’t know which way she comes and whether she was there or not.
The Best Photo Spots near Shibuya Station
I introduce 3 nice photo spots around Shibuya Scramble Crossing. First, I took photos and videos at Shibuya Hikarie. It’s a shopping mall. You can get there no 15 exit from Tokyo Metro or you can walk at the second floor connection aisle.
I took crossing street’s video from 9th floor in this building. It’s a bit far from the crossing street, but you can look down from a quiet place. After seeing it, you can enjoy eating something at cafeteria or restaurant and shopping at Hikarie.
Then, Starbucks Coffee is said that the best place to see the Shibuya Crossing. If you are lucky, you can sit in front of the glass big window and see the spot while you take a rest with hot and delicious coffee.
One day, I went there but I couldn’t sit the best seats. So, you’d better to get there in early morning. Next, connection aisle between Tokyu Shibuya Toyoko department store and Shibuya Markcity.
The window wasn’t clean when I took photo at that point. But you can enjoy seeing movement of the crowd. You don’t to pay money to see the Shibuya Scramble Crossing from Hikarie and connecting aisle.
It’s nice way to have coffee at Starbucks Coffee because you need a break a little bit after walking around lot , don’t you?
How to get to the Shibuya Scramble Crossing in Tokyo
It’s very easy to get to the Shibuya Scramble Crossing from JR Shibuya Station. Shibuya Station is under construction, so you can see signs. Follow arrows and keep going to the Hachiko Exit.
After going through the exit, the square and tall buildings spread out in front of you. You can see the Shibuya Scramble Crossing on your diagonally right front. The view will make you surprised!
Have fun to cross and take photos at the famous busiest scramble crossing in Tokyo.
Information about Shibuya Scramble Crossing
I tell you where you find the Shibuya Scramble Crossing.
|Adress||2 Chome-2 Dogenzaka Shibuya-ku, Tokyoto|
|Access||Soon from Hachiko gate at Shibuya Station|
|Nearest Station||Shibuya Station (JR, Tokyo Metro)|