Shibuya Crossing Countdown

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Shibuya Crossing
Photo: Sean Pavone/Dreamstime

For those forging their own path on New Year’s Eve, with maybe a solid round of pub-crawling and some chilly street-drinking, you can still do the countdown in style at Shibuya crossing where a raucous crowd will pour onto the streets at midnight. Shibuya has really figured it out better than New York’s Times Square – no unmoving mob for eight hours before midnight in sub-freezing temperatures, just one solid cheer and a burst of chaos. Pro tip: watch your bag/wallet when you rush the crowd.


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