Ginza is not just one of the most expensive areas of Tokyo, but of the world. In the early 1960s the area wasn’t quite as developed yet, but look at the cars. Toyopet Crown taxis, privately owned Datsun 210s, what looks to be a Hino bus, and even a 1961 Chevy Impala sedan swarm the streets. You can almost smell the hydrocarbons!
If you’ve been to Tokyo you’ve likely visited Ginza. Today, high end luxury shops populate the area. Nissan once had its world headquarters there, and though they have moved to Yokohama the company still maintains a small showroom at the 4-chome intersection.
Image: Shigeichi Nagano