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Jan. 11, Sun.*This program was first broadcast on Jan. 16, 2014

Nighttime Scenery

Japan's cities look very beautiful at night: the lights of the city shimmer amidst the darkness of ocean and mountain. Kobe, Hakodate and Nagasaki are sometimes considered the top 3, but Tokyo also has some brilliant nighttime landmarks. The Japanese have long enjoyed moon viewing and sitting under cherry blossoms at night. Recently, after-dark tours of industrial factories have become quite popular.

On this edition of BEGIN Japanology, our theme is nighttime scenery.