This crossing is one of the famous scramble crossings in Tokyo and it sure is a scramble.
This happens to be one of the number one reasons that I love cities, especially walking cities. I love the frenzied hustle and bustle of people trying to get from one place to another (Side note: Some days it also happens to be my number one reason to hate cities – guess that depends on the mood of the day). When I am away from a larger city, I miss that feeling of getting lost in the crowd and trying to keep up with everyone (I’m pretty short, so my little legs have to work to keep up!). When I was younger I could not wait to get behind the wheel and feel the freedom of driving anywhere I wanted. Now, two years later after giving up my car, I don’t even have the desire to drive anymore. My sixteen year old self would scoff at thirty old me, but I would say to that person “Just you wait and see, driving ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.” (Yes, I know I used the word ain’t and rhymed – just ignore that.)