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The city of Shibuya, a critical exurb to Tokyo, ranks high on the list of places to visit in Japan for at least one major reason — it’s home to the two busiest train stations in the world.

Yet the city itself is less than a quarter million residents. How does that work?

Good planning and engineering (some of it quite creative). Whatever the magic combination of factors — including the famous scramble crossing in the video below — masses of people are able to move through and across this urban hub, which is also known for its concentration of corporate head offices and universities.

Shibuya crossing.

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Little differences: rear-view mirrors forward on the fenders of 1950s-style taxis.

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Little differences: recycling bins. But no litter barrels. And no litter.

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Like these ….

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More bikes in one place in Tokyo than I saw in a week in Hong Kong.

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That Tokyo Colour used on the Midtown tower that’s the tallest in Tokyo.

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Just what you’d want in a bank. Or possibly not.

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The Tokyo Colour

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Little differences: air conditioning Metro style. It seems to work.

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