Originally Posted by T_SQUARE
That's what I was going to say. I think I saw a program claiming 20% of Tokyo's population used the station every day.
No, that's not the same place. As busy as the Hachiko crossing is (it's pretty much always like the video I linked to), Shibuya isn't Tokyo's busiest station. It's Shinjuku station that's the busiest, with an average of 757,013 users per day in 2006, versus 430,675 for Shibuya. In both cases, it's not 20% of the population of Tokyo Prefecture for the same year (12,627,482) or the city area (8,641,764). 9% of the city area is closer. Still, that a lot