Friday, 13th December 2013
In General Japan News,
Shibuya NYE revellers to face curbs
Those aiming to celebrate New Year's Eve at the giant intersection in Shibuya Tokyo, should be aware that the police may well restrict access to the area from 10pm on December 31st until 2am on January 1st
The measures are being brought into place in order to prevent a crush of revellers forming at the iconic intersection to acknowledge the midnight countdown, as has been a problem in previous years.
Shibuya's crossing is a popular tourist attraction in itself as it is often cited as one of the busiest crossroads in the entire world. It regularly features in films taking place in Japan, which has only bolstered its fame.
Other attractions nearby include the nearby shopping and fashion district, which is one of the largest in Tokyo, and the statue of loyal dog Hachiko, who continues to waits for his master by the train station after almost 100 years.
Written by Susan Ballion
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