Shibuya Crossing is perhaps one of the world's busiest and most famous intersections just outside the Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan. It is a must-do in your visit to Tokyo. It is said that well over 1000 people coming from all directions intersect at the crossing during peak hours. Shibuya is also one of the busiest and most important shopping districts in Tokyo. The place is packed with locals, tourists and office-goers. The second floor of the near-by Starbucks cafe offers amazing views of the intersection. However, you may have to wait in line to get a seat by the window to watch the giant crowds as they cross the streets when the lights turn red. The best time to check out the crossing is just after sunset or late evening hours when the night sky is illuminated with neon lights from nearby signboards and buildings.
Since I was staying at an Airbnb in Shibuya, I would practically walk the Shibuya intersection everyday. I also stopped once at the Starbucks cafe to watch the crowds of people cross the intersection. It was a long wait at the cafe to get a table by the window but well worth it! I definitely recommend doing it on your trip to Tokyo!