Double three way cross in Bunkyō


In Edo era many canals were used to connect major rivers in order to facilitate passenger and commercial transportation on water. In modern times, starting from the period of post-war economic growth,Tokyo invested in first-class public transport infrastructure, and pedestrian zones were created so people can have a safe and enjoyable stroll or shopping experience.


Starting out as “play roads” for kids in the back streets, car-free streets were soon implemented on a large scale during the 70s on main streets in some of Tokyo’s busiest districts, Ginza, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Asakusa known as “Pedestrian Paradise”, as well as in other cities.