Shimbashi - A Junction of Old & New

Dive in Tokyo

28m 00s
Broadcast on May 3, 2023 Available until May 3, 2024

This time we visit Shimbashi, a modern business district in the heart of Tokyo. We shine a light on its history as the terminal of Japan's first railway, take a stroll beneath sections of elevated track, and learn about Azuma-odori, an annual performance showcase for the neighborhood's traditional geisha entertainers. As day turns to night, we explore the local bar scene and discover why Shimbashi is considered an oasis for Japanese office workers.

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