IS JAPAN COOL? TOKYO
1. An intersection where car traffic in all directions regularly stops, allowing pedestrians to scurry across in all directions. Japan has more than 300 of these crossings, mostly located in city centers and metropolitan areas.
2. New visitors unfamiliar with such intersections often collide with other pedestrians.
3. The most famous scramble crossing is in front of Shibuya station. This is considered a Tokyo tourist site known for its huge pedestrian crowds. Many overseas visitors come to Shibuya to take photos of this spectacle.
4. In 2009, a Japanese-style scramble crossing was introduced in London.