Tokyo Canal City - Shibaura Canal
(Stereo VR180 Experience)
This episode we enter the Shibaura Canal from Tokyo Bay. Historically this area was under the sea and was famous for the many varieties of sea life caught here. The Japanese name for prawns, shibaebi (shiba shrimp) likely gets its name here. However in 1912, the mouth of the Sumida River was dredged to improve navigation and the resulting sediment was dumped in this area. During the late 1980s, the cheap land made it attractive to development and many fashionable discos and live music clubs were built. More recently on Shibaura Island, the site of a former factory zone, high-rise condominiums continue to be developed.

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トウキョウ・カナル・シティ - 芝浦運河