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Shibuya Crossing The world's busiest crossing in Tokyo

Shibuya Crossing The world's busiest crossing in Tokyo

Besides Tokyo Tower there's another strong magnet pulling me to Tokyo. It is Shibuya Crossing. Shibuya is one of 23 city wards of Tokyo, packed with well-known brand stores, entertainment areas, and teenage districts. Shibuya Crossing itself is the most crowded place and it can be said it is the center of Shibuya.

Clearly, Shibuya Crossing is the busiest crossing in the world. There are at least 45,000 pedestrians every 30 minutes during rush hour. The world's busiest crossing is decorated by colorful neon at night. Here, you can find the famous Hachiko statue. It also is the setting of the Hollywood movie 'Lost in Translation' directed by Sofia Coppola in 2004. Enjoy crossing the busiest intersection in the world!

Distance from Hotel

about 8 minutes by walk from Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

Meiji-Jingū Tokyo’s popular Shinto shrine

Meiji-Jingū Tokyo’s popular Shinto shrine

One of Tokyo’s most popular shrines is Meiji-Jingū, a Shinto shrine in the Harajuku area. Shinto is called Japan’s ancient original religion, with no identifiable founder or sacred text, and is based rather on the value of harmony with nature and the virtue of ‘Magokoro’, or sincere heart.

The Meiji Shrine is dedicated to the souls of Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) and his consort, Empress Shoken (1850-1914): both leaders who are held in high esteem to this day by the Japanese people. Emperor Meiji is considered one of the founders of modern Japan, due to the encouragement he offered to various modern industries and the support he showed for technological development, while still dedicating himself to preserving Japanese identity. Empress Shoken both supported the Emperor and devoted herself to promoting national welfare and women’s education.

The original shrine, completed in 1920, was destroyed in WWII. The current structure dates from 1958, and it is one of the most popular destinations for travelers to Tokyo.

Distance from Hotel

about 20 minutes by train from Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel