Feb 28, 2009

Street Scenes: Shibuya Tokyo

When facing the oncoming crowd while waiting to cross the world’s busiest crosswalk in Shibuya, Tokyo you can’t help but think you will have to fight as if you are swimming upstream.

But not once in the many times I walked across was I body checked or shoved in any way. This is what I love about one of the most populous cities in the world.

8 comments:

previously.bitten said...

walk through on a rainy day when all the umbrellas are up - it's a very different experience.

Paz said...

That's very cool.

Paz

jen laceda said...

I miss Tokyo. My last trip was in '86! I was 13. Some things never change...

Nomadic Matt said...

there's big crowds in asia!

Catherine said...

seems to be a real feature of crossing roads in Asian cities... in Ho Chi Minh you just have to have the confidence to walk straight across the road at a steady pace, and miraculously not one single motorcycle hits you!!
Great shot!!

Lakshmi said...

must say there are certain common things in asian countries..

Gennaro said...

That's definitely a vision that I remember about parts of Asia. In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam it was with motorbikes. That took some getting use to in order to cross.

Fly Girl said...

That crowd looks like it would take me eons to cross. That's a lot of people!