This batch of videos includes several clips showing the scenery on the Tama-Monorail as it goes from station to station. They were taken a year ago, but the season is the same, so the scenery should be mostly the same now. And then there are views taken in Ginza, Yurakucho, etc. In Shibuya, I make a few runs through the famous Shibuya Scramble Crosswalk; in Harajuku I take some views near the station, and there are a number of scenes taken in Shinjuku.
Starting off watching an inbound Chuo Line train come in - and then a scene in Shinjuku Station, followed by several clips from Ebisu Station and then views on the Yamanote line. Then we're back in Shinjuku, and then out on the Seibu Line, including a look at Tamagawa-Josui Station and a ride on the Tama-Monorail. Towards the end of this batch of clips, we're off to Kyobashi and Ginza, including views of the Ginza subway line.
A look at a six-door Yamanote Line train car at Shinjuku Station. Apparently these are being phased out to standardize the door positions so they can fully wall in all the platforms on the Yamanote Line.
First, a couple of looks at art seen in Ginza, then (after a Tozai Line view) a quick look at Sugamo. After that, it's off to Ginza and Yurakucho, followed by Ebisu and the usual train views from various lines (mainly the Tozai Line and the Yamanote Line). These are not posted in strictly chronological order, but if you mind the dates, you can watch them in order by making a play-list within YouTube (or at least I think you can - I've never actually tried doing it).
This batch of clips begins with a jump back to Saturday, February 9th, 1991 - first in a clip showing the regular trains (not Shinkansen) I took to Yamato-Machi in Niigata Prefecture, and then the next clip details my walk around within Yamato-Machi - in snow country. Both clips are long and boring, but of interest if you want to know what it's like to ride the regular 1991 trains to Niigata (not the Shinkansen) and to walk around in February 1991 Yamato-Machi....
After time-tripping back to 1991 Niigata, the next batch of clips were recorded on October 27th, 2010 - showing many of the Yamanote Line runs - from station to station. First from Takadanobaba towards Ueno and around to Kanda, etc. in the daylight, and then continuing around towards Ebisu at night later on the same day. These are also long and boring - unless you want to know how it is to ride the Yamanote Line. No action heroes appear, nor space aliens or earth-threatening asteroids, etc. - just the regular flow of life in Tokyo. Of possible interest if you pay attention to details and want a better grasp of the reality of living in mega-city Tokyo.
The last clip of this batch shows how it is navigating Shinjuku Station - which is often listed as the most-used railway station in Japan. This clip is actually (generally) interesting I think - and possibly "a trip" to experience if you don't live in a mega-city buzzing with bipeds here, there, and everywhere - and more.
This batch of clips starts off with the main one-hour video (of many scenes from 1990 Tokyo) I used for my 2010 exhibition/installation, and then goes to 1991 (showing Shinjuku, Hibarigaoka, Ikebukuro, etc.), and then jumps to October of 2010, showing two trains simultaneously arriving at Kodaira Station; transferring at Takadanobaba; and the Yamanote Line at night. Finally, I come back to this year and watch while an artist paints three walls of a room (on a huge canvas attached to the walls); and look around a little in the Okuno Building in Ginza. Following all of that, there are a couple of strolls through Shinjuku's Omoide-Yokocho and a view of a street musician performing in Shinjuku. And the last clip is of the inside of a mostly empty late-night train.
Scenes from 1991 Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Hibarigaoka, etc. There are no specific exciting events in this long clip, but many details. If you'd like to have an idea of how it was to be in Tokyo in 1991, you might enjoy this. Tokyo is a huge city of course, so this is only a tiny part of that era, but still - definitely a part of that time.