From narrow passages under the elevated railways in Yurakucho and walking down a Yurakucho Street as a standard pedestrian, to viewing nighttime Kanda through a Chuo Line window, and finally contemplating how lonely a late night burbs station is in cold February (in this case Ogawa).
"Passageways Under the Tracks in Yurakucho" (100223-1732)
Walking through narrow passageways under the elevated railways in Yurakucho. There are not so many of these types of places left. New construction of glittering high-rises in Yurakucho has elevated the land prices in this area and thus the rents of the businesses operating here....
有楽町のガードの下の居酒屋など 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010, at 5:32 p.m.)
"Yurakucho - Walking Towards Station" (100223-1736)
Walking towards Yurakucho Station, moving in parallel with the JR elevated railways (to the right).
有楽町駅に向かう 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010, at 5:36 p.m.)
"Chuo Line - Nighttime Window View of Kanda Area" (100223-1823)
Looking out a left-side window of a Chuo Line train as it departs Kanda Station.
Kanda is where Japan started for me back in 1984 - as it's the first place I stayed (for a week at an old brick hotel since torn down).
夜の中央線の車両中から、出発しながら、神田駅あたりの風景を見る 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010, at 6:23 p.m.)
"Nighttime Ogawa Station - Mostly Empty" (100223-2229)
In stark contrast to central hub stations on the Yamanote Line, like Shinjuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Ueno, Tokyo, etc., 10:30 p.m. at a station out on a burbs line is a lonely place to be - with just people from each outbound train rushing out of the station quickly on the way home.
夜の誰もいない小川駅 東京 (Recorded on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010, at 10:29 p.m.)
Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon