Tokyo Train Tunes, Series #1 – Yamanote Train Link
I’ve recently been watching a lot of videos on Facebook and have found some fantastic videos that were created by Digital Hub JP – a digital video production company in Japan. What I love about these videos that they show a glimpse of Tokyo, and by doing so, they’ve recorded videos of different stations in Tokyo.
The recent project that they have created is the ‘TOKYO TRAIN TUNES – Yamanote Line’, these series of videos is about the Yamanote Line train line.
What is the Yamanote Line?
The Yamanote (yaw-ma-no-tay) Line train service, operated by the East Japan Railway Company, is a 34.5 km (21.4 mile) looping route that conveniently reaches nearly every cultural, financial, and logistical hub in Tokyo. Given that it circles the heart of the largest city in human history, it’s no surprise that this single line transports more than 3.7 million passengers a day. What will surprise new visitors (and is taken totally for granted by residents) is that it’s consistently on-time, clean, safe, and reliable – basically everything one could hope for from a transportation system run by we impressively intelligent yet highly fallible primates.
I have permission from the guys at Digital Hub JP to upload these videos to share with everyone. Hope you’ll enjoy it!
TOKYO TRAIN TUNES Episode #1: Ikebukuro Station (Yamanote Line)
TOKYO TRAIN TUNES Episode #2: Sugamo Station (Yamanote Line)
TOKYO TRAIN TUNES Episode #3: Nippori Station (Yamanote Line)
TOKYO TRAIN TUNES Episode #4: Ueno Station (Yamanote Line)
TOKYO TRAIN TUNES Episode #5: Akihabara Station (Yamanote Line)
From the Creators:
Soundtracked by each station’s Yamanote platform melody, TOKYO TRAIN TUNES are fun, universally shareable shorts that highlight standout features and landmarks unique to each neighborhood.
These are super fun to make, and we offer them either as accompaniment to a larger video project or as standalone works or series. We hope you like these ultra-shorts – let us know if you want some of your own!