AP Photos: Tokyo's Shibuya Crossing is not so pedestrian

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  • Pedestrians cast shadows as they walk across the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    A woman with an umbrella walks across the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    A group of people in go-karts cruise through the Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    Pedestrians walk across the famous Shibuya crossing as vehicles are stuck in traffic Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    A taxi passes the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    An exotic car passes the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    A woman runs across the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hours, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    A man rides his bike across the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    A woman steps onto the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Pedestrians cast shadows as they walk across the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    A woman with an umbrella walks across the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    A group of people in go-karts cruise through the Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    Pedestrians walk across the famous Shibuya crossing as vehicles are stuck in traffic Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    A taxi passes the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    An exotic car passes the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    A woman runs across the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hours, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    A man rides his bike across the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    A woman steps onto the famous Shibuya crossing Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tokyo. It's not just a crossing. Located just outside Shibuya Station, the scramble crossing is one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building built to watch the crossing. During rush hour, an estimated 1000 to 2500 people cross the intersection during each traffic light change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

TOKYO (AP) It's not just a pedestrian crossing. Located just outside Tokyo's Shibuya Station, it's one of the top tourist attractions in Japan.

It's so famous that there's an observation deck on the rooftop of a building to watch the crowds of pedestrians flow across the broad boulevard from multiple directions, neatly avoiding each other as they meet in the middle. It's said to be Japan's busiest crossing, and one of the busiest in the world.

An estimated 1,000 to 2,500 people hurry to cross the intersection before the light changes during the busiest times of the day.

       

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