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If you are looking for a vibrant and lively experience, then you must visit Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, the busiest zebra crossing in the world. The sight of thousands of people crossing the street at once is truly breathtaking. I was lucky enough to have had the chance to explore this part of Tokyo during my travels.
Although I only had a brief time to spend in Shibuya, I took the opportunity to record the bustling ambience of the crossing. The sounds of the traffic, the flashing billboards, the music, the chatter of people, and their footsteps as they walked all blended together to create a truly unique atmosphere. To capture this audio experience, I used the trusted Zoom H6 and a pair of DPA 4060 microphones, walking back and forth across the street several times with the crowd.
This mini sound library from Japan is a small glimpse into the bustling and dynamic atmosphere of Shibuya Crossing. If you ever get the chance to visit this iconic location, I highly recommend taking the time to experience it for yourself. And, if you are a fan of the movie “Hachiko” with Richard Gere, the real Hachiko statue is located just next to the entrance to Shibuya station.
Whether you are a sound designer, music producer, or just someone who loves to experience new things, this audio recording of Shibuya Crossing is sure to provide a unique and captivating soundscape.
Who would have thought a handy sound recorder in Cambodia would lead us here?
Hi there we’re Marcel and Libby and every sound on this site has been recorded by us. For nearly 7 years, we’ve been traveling around the world recording unique sounds for others to use!
If you’re curious and want to learn more about our journey traveling full-time as sound recordists you can read on here or on CNN Travel.