LIVE CAMERAS: Scenes from Japan during the Olympics

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The Rainbow Bridge is seen through a large size Olympic rings symbol at “Tokyo Waterfront” in the waters of Odaiba Marine Park on August 6, 2020, while the display is transferred back to the factory where it was manufactured for a safety inspection and to receive maintenance. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP) (Photo by BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP via Getty Images)

TOKYO (KXAN) — Two live cameras give us a glimpse of what Japan looks like during the Olympics.

Keep in mind, Tokyo and Central Texas are 14 hours apart — so those who check these out during the day will be viewing scenes at night.

The first camera shows a shot of the Olympic Village, where athletes stay. Unlike in previous years, where this area would be a hum of activity and meeting between countries, there are strict COVID-19 protocols in place including daily testing. After the Games, the buildings will be used as apartments.

In the background is the Tokyo Bay Connector Bridge, also known as the Rainbow Bridge because of its bright colors at night. The bridge links an artificial island to the mainland, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization.

The second camera looks down on Shibuya Crossing, which was one of Tokyo’s busiest areas pre-pandemic. The JNTO says it’s been the backdrop of movies and TV shows. At its busiest, 1,000 to 2,500 people cross the intersection every two minutes.

The crossing is right near Shibuya Station, which opened in 1885. It’s now a major transportation hub.

The Tokyo Olympics began in earnest Friday with the Opening Ceremony. The Games end Aug. 8.

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Travel Bay Bridge: Best Times To Cross On 4th Of July Weekend 2021 When are the best and worst times to cross the Bay Bridge on 4th of July weekend 2021? And when are the Ocean City fireworks? Reply

When are the best and worst times to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on July 4th weekend 2021? Here’s how drivers can check on delays. (Elizabeth Janney/Patch)

ANNAPOLIS, MD — If you want to beat the traffic on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge this Fourth of July weekend, you’ll have to get up with the morning birds or drive with the night owls. Every Marylander knows if you wait too long, you could get caught in beach traffic for miles.

The Maryland Transportation Authority warned drivers to travel off-hours if they don’t want to chance the traffic this holiday weekend. Best Times To Cross The best times to cross the Bay Bridge this July 4 weekend are:

Friday, July 2 – Before 8 a.m. and after 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 3 – Before 6 a.m. and after 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 4 – Before 8 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

Monday, July 5 – Before 6 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Drivers should expect eastbound traffic Friday and Saturday. They should also anticipate westbound delays on Sunday and Monday. If weather and traffic permit, the MDTA will open two-way operations to ease some of the traffic heading east. Wind, fog and rain could disrupt this plan, however.

Officials asked drivers to stay on U.S. Route 50 even if it is congested. This will keep local roads clear for first responders and residents.

Traffic, Safety Tips Here’s how to check the traffic: