In Tokyo, the Only Constant is Change
While Japan’s capital shows a deep respect for history, it’s never stopped forging new legacies for itself. One prime example is how the city developed the old American enclaves of Harajuku and Yoyogi Park into a uniquely Japanese fashion center. Importantly, the city’s progress isn’t strictly urban because Tokyo also builds beautiful, relaxing green spaces, thus creating the best of both worlds.
We’ll explore the streets and history of the area around Tokyo's Harajuku Station, the centre of Japan's underground teenage culture, a destination for fashionistas and shopping addicts, but also for those interested in cultural sights and the rich history of the capital.
Tokyo is known for its futuristic urban landscape, as a clean and modern city, but it is also, increasingly, a “green” city. Over the years, Tokyo has embraced various initiatives to build rooftop gardens, vertical gardens, green oases, new public parks whilst maintaining the vibrancy of its beloved old parks. The episode will convey the love of Tokyoites for their green spaces and the role they have played throughout the years.
Charlotte Kan is a journalist and reporter for Euronews. Specializing in finance, technology, travel and lifestyle, she is also often engaged in covering global developments.