The Busiest Pedestrian Crossing in the World: Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan

The Busiest Pedestrian Crossing in the World: Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan

This is a video in Tokyo's Shibuya neighborhood, where during rush hour, as many as 2,500 people cross the street at the same time.

This may sound like it would be a mess or quite chaotic. However, it is quite the opposite because the rush of people is orderly and efficient. Pedestrians move from four corners toward their point of contact and cross without a fuss or problem. How is this possible?

The Shibuya crossing in Tokyo is in the world’s largest city. The 34 million residents in Tokyo are used to crowds, and even during rush hour everyone is totally ordered.

Watch this video and be in awe at the precision of movement at the famous Shibuya Crossing.