Tokyo Story Trailer & Clips


Tokyo Story (also know as Tôkyô monogatari) full movie is released on Mar 13, 1972. Watch Tokyo Story online - the Japanese Drama movie from Japan , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $37,880. Tokyo Story is directed by Yasujirô Ozu and created by Kôgo Noda with Chishû Ryû and Chieko Higashiyama. Tokyo Story is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

Elderly couple Shukishi and Tomi Hirayama live in the small coastal village of Onomichi, Japan with their youngest daughter, schoolteacher Kyoko Hirayama. Their other three surviving adult children, who they have not seen in quite some time, live either in Tokyo or Osaka. As such, Shukishi and Tomi make the unilateral decision to have an extended visit in Tokyo with their children, pediatrician Koichi Hirayama and beautician Shige Kaneko, and their respective families (which includes two grandchildren). In transit, they make an unexpected stop in Osaka and stay with their other son, Keiso Hirayama. All of their children treat the visit more as an obligation than a want, each trying to figure out what to do with their parents while they continue on with their own daily lives. At one point, they even decide to ship their parents off to an inexpensive resort at Atami Hot Springs rather than spend time with them. The only offspring who makes a concerted effort on this trip is Noriko Hirayama, their widowed daughter-in-law, whose husband, Shoji Hirayama, was killed eight years earlier in the war. Following the vacation, each child comes to some conclusion of their general behavior toward their parents, not only on this trip but throughout their entire adult lives. For some, this realization may come too late.

As know as:

Tôkyô monogatari, Era uma Vez em Tóquio, Tokyo lugu, 东京物语, Die Reise nach Tokio

Release Date:

Nov 03, 1953

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 04, 2003




Japanese, English

Stream Service:

New Yorker Films, Shochiku Films Ltd., DeA Planeta S.L., Criterion Collection

Production Companies:

Shochiku, Entertain Me Productions

Gross worldwide:



As long as life goes on, relationships between parents and children will bring boundless joy and endless grief., In the daily lives of ordinary people, a sense of deep affection wells up., a masterwork by OZU


Christian Blauvelt
Slant Magazine
In this exquisite merging of specific and universal, infinite and infinitesimal, Tokyo Story perhaps most clearly illuminates that Ozu is not the most Japanese of filmmakers, but the most human.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 24, 2010
Eric Hynes
Village Voice
Ozu's long shots, knee-high camera placement, and collapsed perspective -- as gorgeous and unsettling as a Cézanne -- gather power over the duration, but time itself is the master's most potent weapon.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 23, 2010
Wally Hammond
Time Out
This remains one of the most approachable and moving of all cinema's masterpieces.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 05, 2010

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