Watch this: take a kaleidoscopic journey on Tokyo’s automated railway


Opened in 1995, Yurikamome was one of the first fully-automated railways to open in Japan. Running from Shimbashi to Toyusu, the line travels past some of Tokyo’s famous landmarks, including the giant Daikanransha Ferris Wheel. Vimeo / YouTube user darwinfish105 has created a hyperlapse — like a timelapse, but taken from a non-stationary viewpoint — video aboard a Yurikamone train, and the result is pretty spectacular. The filmmaker mirrored and flipped the video, creating a kaleidoscopic effect that adds to the sense of speed, but there’s also a less-edited version available on YouTube, if you’d rather take in more of the sights.

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