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Secret Shopping Sprawls Under the Train Tracks

| Trains , Shopping

Leave it to Tokyoites to make the most of their limited, urban space. JR East and JR Tokai have collaborated on the renovation of a 300-meter (roughly 1,000-ft) long area underneath train tracks that run between Yurakucho and Shimbashi Stations. Located in the Hibiya district of Tokyo, an area of prime real estate neighboring Ginza, the reclaimed area has been named Hibiya Okuroji, with the latter being the Japanese word for "alleyway."

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