Near Shimbashi Station October 2019

Shimbashi is a business and entertainment district in Tokyo. Many “salaryman” (office worker) and “OL” (office lady) work in this area of the city because many business offices are located there. There are many affordable bars, izakayas, and restaurants in the area. Shimbashi station has seven different railway lines converge on Shimbashi including the Yamanote line (central Tokyo), Yokosuke line (Yokohama & Kamakura), Keihin-Tohoku line (Shinagawa & Yokohama), and the Ginza subway line (Asakusa & Shibuya). Shimbashi is known for being Tokyo’s first railway terminal, for the Tokyo to Yokohama line, from 1872 to 1914. During the night time Shimbashi becomes an intoxicated “salaryman” territory, full of karaoke, izakayas, bars, and on weekends many taxis to take home the drunken after missing their train or subway. Shimbashi is full of people and it’s a very busy district of Tokyo during the evening commute hour.

2 thoughts on “Shimbashi

  1. Sure hope I can visit Japan some day

    On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 10:14 PM Our Lives Our Photographs wrote:

    > sanjotown posted: ” Near Shimbashi Station October 2019 Shimbashi is a > business and entertainment district in Tokyo. Many “salaryman” (office > worker) and “OL” (office lady) work in this area of the city because many > business offices are located there. There are many ” >

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