Tokyo in Springtime - The Taste of Tradition *RERUN
Tokyo's old downtown district, where the TOKYO SKYTREE tower was opened last year, has always been a welcoming place for strangers and novelties. It also retains an old human warmth and vitality, not to mention great food at cheap prices. Those downtown flavors, too, produce chance encounters and bond people across the generations. Join us for a trip to old Tokyo in the springtime to enjoy the treats of the season and that particular downtown friendliness.

Where Pleasure Boats are a Family Tradition

Yakatabune pleasure boats
The old Yakatabune pleasure boats serve spring dishes such as sea bass to revelers enjoying the cherry blossoms along the River Sumida. Three generations of Tokyo Bay fishing family are keeping Tokyo's local fish-eating traditions alive.

Grannies Deliver the Vegetables of the Season

About 30 women carry their fresh wares in every day from neighboring Chiba Prefecture to supply the dining tables of downtown Tokyo.