TokyoStreetView: Shibuya Crossing (4K VIDEO)
From the Editor:
We love sharing awe-inspiring videos of the seething Shibuya scramble intersection (the video below is the antidote!), or marveling at the eye-in-the-sky tilt-shift time lapse work of darwinfish105, but we also enjoy slower, contemplative slices of Tokyo life. With that in mind, we're thrilled to introduce our latest video feature, presented in beautiful 4K (don't forget to dial up the YouTube resolution!).
A New 4K Ultra-HD Video Experience at AkihabaraNews!
One of Tokyo’s most famous locations, Shibuya Crossing, known as a “scramble crossing/intersection,” is located just in front of Japan Railways Shibuya Station and a few steps away from the statue of Hachiko.*
The crossing has become famous not only for the atypical traffic flow, but also for the giant TV screens, numerous large billboards, and for being a hub of Tokyo youth fashion.
Compared by many to New York’s Times Square, Shibuya Crossing can been seen in films, videos, and photos from around the world and has become a major tourist curiosity in Japan.
*Hachiko was an Akita dog that died in 1935. He is celebrated and remembered for his loyalty even after his owner died. For an additional 10 years, Hachiko continued his ritual of walking to Shibuya Station and waiting for his beloved owner to return.
From the Contributor:
Beautiful Japan; a Love Story.
Japan is a world apart from everything you know. It’s a place like no other, built on centuries of tradition and unrivaled attention to detail. Japan is a cultural Galapagos out of reach for many, and it often remains an untouched mystery even for the lucky few who’ve come to call it their home.
A True Contemplative Experience.
TokyoStreetView is born of a passion for life in Japan, and the series aims to offer others around the world a chance to enjoy a bias-free experience of its many wonders. Unlike other videos you may find on Japan, TokyoStreetView’s are purely contemplative: our camera(s) are your eyes and our tripod is your chair, just sit with us, relax, and let an amazing world unfold in front of you in a succession of short ~10-second sequences of RAW 4K video.
We hope our passion for this mesmerizing country will touch your heart, and, though our videos, you’ll feel some of the wonder we held from the first day we set foot on this beautiful archipelago.