49m 00s
Tokyo Miracle City: Gargantuan Rail Network - The Passionate Pursuit of Punctuality
NHK Documentary
49m 00s

Broadcast on October 4, 2020
Available until October 4, 2021

In the series Tokyo Miracle City, we unravel the secrets behind some of the capital's most intriguing wonders. In this second episode, we explore the vast rail network that crisscrosses the metropolis. With 148 train lines carrying some 40 million passengers daily, Tokyo hosts the world's largest and most interconnected urban rail network. Actor Sato Takeru takes on a riddle-solving mission tied directly to the train schedule, putting the railways' famed dedication to punctuality to the test in the process. We uncover a fascinating history and meet the people whose tireless dedication keeps the whole intricate operation running like clockwork.