About the Busiest Junction in the WorldYou may have already seen one of the bustling crossroad videos of the Far Eastern capitals. They are crowded with plenty of people crossing the
intersection as the light goes green. It is a crazy sight.
An extreme example of this is the largest pedestrian crossing in the world, located in the Shibuya quarter of Tokyo City, outside the railway station of the Quarter. This is where many tourists come to watch the swarms of people passing through the many pedestrian crossings, in perfect silence and without any urgency or vulnerability.
The data is amazing - in every crossroad, 2,000 people cross a day, making the sum of all the people that cross the whole junction here one million people per day! This pedestrian crossing is an excellent example of Tokyo's vibrant and frenetic lifestyle, which does not stop for a moment. But it is also an excellent demonstration of the remarkable Japanese manners. No one is pushing, angry, or hurting another person. They all cross quietly and efficiently, while maintaining distance and respect for others.