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“They have shut down the iconic Q-front video screen!”
Review of Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing
Ranked #8 of 289 things to do in Shibuya
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The only place I've come across where 7crossroads come together and the lights all turn red at the same time.Thousands of pedestrians then all cross at the same time. Just amazing.
Reviewed 17 May 2013

The crossing experience used to be one of the more memorable on my visits to Tokyo, especially at night. The blazing neon signs, the giant video screens and of course the sea of people swarming in all directions once the traffic comes to a halt. But the true centerpiece of the experience has always been the fantastic imagery displayed across the entire facade of the Q-front (Tsutaya) building, made famous by the 'walking dinosaur' scene in the movie Lost in Translation. Unfortunately it appears that this screen has been shut down, if not removed entirely. They are now displaying simple static billboard advertising in its place. This is a shame and it takes away so much from the experience, it was truly an assault to the senses.

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Reviewed 20 November 2012

There are many reasons to visit Shibuya center town. The famous crossing, the hachiko statue, the shopping experience and many more. Definitely worth the visit but personally didn't spend more than an afternoon to combine all the above.
The crossing is interesting as there are so many people crossing the streets simultaneously but still it's just a crossing ;-). The hachiko statue is a highlight for someone who knows the story and the shopping experience left a bitter taste as everything were awfully expensive and shops were incredibly crowded.
The obvious place to make a timelapse video or capture the crossing is Starbucks on the 1st floor just across the exit of the station. The secret place though is the 19th floor of the Shibuya Excel Hotel.

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