Saturday, January 1, 2011
The Busiest Intersection in the World: Tokyo's Hachiko Square
A key component of Tokyo’s transportation system is Shibuya Station, the third busiest train station in all Tokyo (after Shinjuku and Ikebukuro), handling over 2 million commuters daily who routinely travel between the city center and the suburbs to the south and west. A pivotal feature of the main JR/Tokyu/Tokyo Metro complex is its six exits which open onto Hachiko Square, a rectangular space said to be the busiest “simultaneous pedestrian crosswalk” in the world, seeing approximately one million people each day, with as many as 10,000 people crossing during a single cycle of the light. Read more . . .