Kushiro Scramble Crossing is located in front of Kushiro Station. Unlike Shibuya Scramble Crossing, it doesn’t get crowded even during the commuting time of 8 am. It is spacious and feels good to walk. Kushiro, with a population of 170,000, is one of the major cities in Eastern Hokkaido; however, this crossing is rarely crowded because most of people drive to work in Kushiro where the household penetration rate of automobiles is over 90 %. A glimpse of the characteristics of Eastern Hokkaido can be found in this crossing.