The Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo is a popular spot for photography. Known as “The Scramble,” it is one of the busiest intersections in the world (at least what I have seen), with hundreds if not thousands of people crossing at the same time. The best time to take photos is during peak hours, when the crossing is most crowded.
For the best photographs, try to get to an elevated position such as the Starbucks coffee place or 180 degrees the opposite direction in the overhead walking at the train station. Even if you don’t take any photographs you will get to see all the people walking the intersection.
Another popular photography spot is the statue of Hachiko, a dog who was known for his loyalty to his owner, located near the crossing. The dig waited every day at the Shibuya station after the death of the owner. This is just to remind you to be respectful of others while taking photographs. Avoid blocking the flow of pedestrian. The exposition of the energy and hustle of Tokyo in this intersection, making it a must-see destination for any photographer visiting the city. When I first got there, I just watched the intersection with all the people for over one hour.
I went very low with my camera to capture a lot of the crosswalk, which gives the photograph a unique perspective. I also shoot extremely low in some of my photographs that reflect the main subject to eliminate unwanted information in the picture. The lower the camera angle, the less unwanted information there is between the subject and its reflection.