Japan: Ginza Street Closure

We had stumbled upon a street closure by the Ginza Street Association.  With a few  temporary umbrellas adding to the “tactical urbanism” vibe, it felt very much to me like Park Ave in New York’s  Summer Streets.

Wikipedia told me later “Each Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm, the main street through Ginza is closed off to road traffic, allowing people to walk freely. This is called Hokōsha Tengoku (歩行者天国?) or Hokoten for short, literally meaning “pedestrian heaven”.

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One thought on “Japan: Ginza Street Closure

  1. musedemuzz says:

    Seems like quite a few people taking advantage of it.

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