Tokyo story highlight the Japanese director Yasujiro Ozus favorite theme: the generation gap, and in 2015 the film was voted the seventh best film ever. An elderly couple travels from their small hometown to visit their children in Tokyo and Osaka. Their children treat the visit more as an obligation than a want. The couple is confronted by indifference and selfishness. The only one who cares about them is the widow of their dead son. But during the movie, the couple's children begin to review their behavior towards their parents. Martin Andersson writes in SDS "His main movie [...] should be seen especially for the director's unique and self-contained aesthetics, often filmed from a long perspective with a camera that is left behind for reflection."