Nakagin Capsule Tower

The Nakagin Capsule Tower is probably what many people envision when they think of modern Tokyo: a sort of space-age but utilitarian building stacked high into the sky. In truth, this building is the one and only of its kind in Tokyo or anywhere else, and unless you consider 1972 the peak of modern Japan,…

Yurikamome

The official name of the Yurikamome (which is the name of a black-headed seagull) is Tōkyō Rinkai Shinkōtsū Rinkai Line, but nobody bothers with that, preferring just “Yurikamome”. Running along the Tokyo Bay waterfront and connecting the “mainland” at Shimbashi station to the man-made island of Odaiba, the ultra-modern line features driverless trains, which means you can sit…