Shibuya Crossing, the Greatest Tourist Attraction in Japan

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    The Shibuya Crossing or known as “The Scramble” in Tokyo, Japan is well-known as the busiest street in the world. When the traffic lights become red, expect thousands of people coming from different directions crossing in the famous Shibuya intersection.

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    Prepare your cameras to capture the people crossing the road, as it is a tradition there. Moreover, if you missed the chance to take the photos of the crowd, you will miss one of the most important moments of your travel.

    Shibuya’s crowd from afar

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    Getting to Shibuya Station is very easy, if you are already in Tokyo, it is just 23 minutes away from Tokyo Station via Yamanote Line, the Tokyo`s most important train line, and it only cost $1.65 or ¥200 for a ride.

    Shibuya is also known as “The Shopping District” of Tokyo Metro. This fashion area is very in demand particularly for youngsters, and as a major nightlife and entertainment area destination. Furthermore, the renowned intersection is located in front of the Hachiko Exit in Shibuya station. The said intersection is also very visible due to the presence of several gigantic video screens and colorful advertisements. The place became popular for photo and film-making locations internationally. Fortunately, we didn`t miss out on taking photos of this very prominent place in Tokyo district.

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    In addition, there are a lot of places to visit near Shibuya station. One is the Hachiko statue and the Meiji Jingu Shrine. The shrine is quite far from Shibuya station, it is about a 15-minute walk from the station. But, if you want to know more about the Japanese custom and culture, I would recommend it.

    Overall, our trip to Japan was remarkably amazing. The Japanese people are very interesting and mysterious, they can laugh-out-loud and they can be seriously serious. There are a lot of things you can do in one place, you can’t get enough of Japan. The best season to visit Japan is Autumn, it’s not that hot, but not so cold.

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