5 Crazy Crowd Videos From Japan

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Just outside Shibuya Station is perhaps the world’s most famous crosswalk next to Abbey Road’s. Billed as the world’s busiest crosswalk, this mind-numbing stroll is only accentuated by the pulsating video projections overhead.

Tokyo’s subway stations are crowded already, but throw in the prospect of a fireworks show, and you’ve got yourself the recipe for a pool of humanity. Your best bet: Close your eyes and just let the masses take you along.

You had me at people-filled wave pool. This video, taken from Water Adventure Tokyo Summerland, makes me thankful for the discovery of the cleansing powers of chlorine.

What better way to kick off you morning commute than a legion of eager white-gloved train workers groping your body, hoping to cram you into an overpacked train? This video, taken during the morning commute at the Toyoko Line station between Shibuya and Yokohama, shows how effective the Japanese are at getting along in small spaces.

Just casually mentioning the prospect of an appearance by boy band Arashi, and you’ve got yourself a near riot of pre-teens in a crowded block in Tokyo.

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