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Culture and commerce thrive under Japan's elevated train tracks

Mar 4, 2017

Culture and commerce thrive under Japan's elevated train tracks

At dusk, the bars and restaurants that crowd the underside of the tracks at Yurakucho Station come alive. Lanterns flicker on, sign boards are propped up on the sidewalk, and charcoal grills are lit. The patrons stream in from every direction. Dark-suited professionals arrive from the ...