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Nightsky Jul 31, 2018 9:11 AM

TOKYO 2018 – Nightsky’s trip to the world’s largest metropolis
 
http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo.html

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/915/4...f8381103_b.jpgViews from Shinagawa Prince 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Population: 8 967 000 (metropolis 13 617 000, metro 38 305 000)
Tallest building: Toronomon Hills (255.5m, 52 floors, built 2014)
Tallest structure: Sky Tree (634m, built 2012)
Language: Japanese
Founded: 1457 as Edo, renamed Tokyo 1869
Region: Kantō
Prefecture: Tokyo
Island: Honshu
Area: 2 187.66 km² (metro 13 572 km²)
Year visited: May 2018
http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo.html
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/...7ded0d1d_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 053 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tokyo is the capital of Japan, Japan’s largest city and the world’s largest metropolitan area with around 35 million inhabitants. Tokyo literally means ”Eastern capital” and is situated in the island of Honshu, facing Tokyo Bay. Sumida River flows through the Eastern parts of the city, as well as the smaller Kanda River, Seguro River and 15 other smaller rivers.

Tokyo was traditionally known as Edo, originally a small fishing village built around the Edo Castle in the 15th century. Edo Castle is the place where Imperial Palace is today. The name was changed to Tokyo (Tokio) in the 19th century when it replaced Kyoto as Japan’s capital. The city was destroyed by fires after the  earthquake in 1923 and the WWII bombings. Tokyo used to be a city with only lowrise buildings and tempes, but after it was destroyed it was heavily modernized. Meanwhile many of the cities beautiful ancient temples were rebuilt. In 1958 Tokyo Tower, a tower that reminds of the Eiffel Tower but slightly taller (333m tall), was constructed. The tower offers two observation decks with great views. It is a famous landmark, situated in the Minato ward as a prominent structure on the skyline. Next to the tower is the Meji Shrine that originally was built in 1393 and features beautiful gardens. During the 1960s construction of highrises and even skyscrapers begun and in the 70s and 80s an impressive skyline of modernist skyscrapers was created. In the 90s lots of postmodernist skyscrapers were constructed, but none is taller then 272m due to height limits (Yokohama and Osaka have the tallest skycrapers). In 2012, the world’s tallest tower was constructed (not counted as a building), the Tokyo Skytree. It has a height of 634m, an observation deck and was built in Sumida ward, a bit away from central Tokyo. Tokyo really comes alive after dark with its vibrant nightlife and all neon lights illuminating the buildings, that look more grey daytime. Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan (3776m) can be seen from Tokyo on some clear days, but it rarely happens and we didn’t see it during our visit despite clear skies.

Tokyo is divied into 23 special Wards, that functions as separate cities (with their own major and city hall), that in turn are divided into districts. Beyond them are lots of suburbs, cities and towns that create Tokyo’s metropolitan area. The largest ones are Yokohama, that is Japan’s 2nd largest city, Chiba and Saitama, all with around one million inhabitants each.

Shinjuku is a huge ward and also a district. It is divided into two parts, with the tracks of the huge Shinjuku Station in the middle. Shinjuku is one of the most important district of Tokyo, with commercial skyscrapers, hotels, department stores, nightclubs, restaurants. In both Eastern and Western part, where we initally stayed the Listel Hotel, you find wide boulevards with large buildings with neon signs that are lit up at night.
Nishi-Shinjuku (West Shinjuku) is the futuristic area where the most wellknown skyscrapers of Tokyo can be found, often shown on postcards with Tokyo’s skyline. It is situated to the West of the tracks of Shinjuku Station. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, that includes the City Hall of Tokyo, is resembling both a computer chip and a gothic cathedral with its two towers. Here is a free observation deck that we visited, with impressive 360 degrees views of Tokyo. It was completed in 1990 and was designed by Kenzo Tange. Park Tower is the postmodern skyscraper where you find the Park Hyatt hotel with its skybar famous from the movie ”Lost in translation”. Tokyo Hilton is nearby. Keio Plaza Hotel was the first skyscraper in Japan, built in 1971. It has 47 floors and is a luxury hotel with two modernist towers. In 1974 it was surpassed by the 52-storey Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, that has a free observation deck. The same year Shinjuku Mitsui Bldg became the tallest one. Tokyo Mode Gakuen Coccoon Tower, built in 2008, is one of the most significant skyscrapers since it has a curved deconstructivist design, unlike the other ones that are more boxy. The 50-storey glass building, designed by Kenzo Tange, has diagonal and curved lines. Other notable buildings are the Opera City Tower and the Sompo Japan HQ with its sloped base. The brown 54-storey Shinjuku Center Bldg was climbed by Alain Robert in 1998.
In East Shinjuku you find large department stores, wide roads with neon lights, hotels and casinos as well as more normal residential areas, such as the one where our first hotel was.
Kabukicho is an entertainment and red light area just East of the tracks of Shinjuku, filled with narrow pedestrian streets and neon signs. Here you find the famous Robot Restaurant, rock clubs, casinos, café and the Shinjuku Toho Bldg (Gramercy Hotel) where  Godzilla appears, roaring on top of the building. Kabukicho is one of the least safe areas of Tokyo with yakuza members, illegal clubs and brothels. We saw lots of African barkers on the streets.  Lots of movies have been filmed in Kabukicho.
Studio Alta is a mult-storey building with record stores and special stores for young people.
Shinjuku Gyoen is a very beautiful park national garden with a Japanese garden, a French garden and an English garden. The park has an entrance fee and views of Shinjuku’s skyscrapers.
Marunochi district in Chiyoda ward is where you find the core of Tokyo.  The name literally means ”inside the inner circle”. Here you find the Tokyo Central Station, a historic building in Dutch renaissance style, and the Imperial Palace, formerly Edo Castle, that the city was built around. Imperial Palace is where the emperor lives. The area around the palace is huge with buildings, gardens and a moat that surround it. The area is only open to public on special days, so only the exterior of pars of the palace and the historical Nijubashi bridge can be seen from outside, a bit disappointing for some b. Marunochi is also the financial district of Tokyo, so lots of skyscrapers have been built around the palace.  Japan’s three largest banks are headquartered here. The streets are lined with tres in European style and filled with international brand stores such as Gucci and Cartier. The area immediately around Tokyo Station reminds of Manhattan. Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Imperial Hotel was the only building that survived the 1923 earthquake was situated here, but was ironically torn down and replaced by a soulless modernist highrise. Palace Hotel is also found in the area. Tokyo International Forum is a huge futuristic oval shaped glass building for exhibitions and other events, designed by Rafael Viñoly. It opened in 1997 and is known for its huge atrium with escalators and skybridges, surrounded by glass walls.
Ginza is a shopping district in central Tokyo, part of the Chuo ward, that is very typical Tokyo for the visitor, despite getting critisim for being too western already in the 1880s, when the street was filled with lowrise brick buildings and trams.Ginza is filled with neon lights, expensive brand stores and some of the largest departments stores, like Wako (with the iconic Hattori Clock Tower), Mitsukoshi, Hankyu, Seibu and Matsuya, boutiques, restaurants and coffeehouses. Gucci, Chanel, Dior, Apple and H&M all have department stores here, some really tall and narrow. Ginza 6 is a large shopping arcade that features a rooftop terrace with views. Tokyu Plaza is another large complex, with a sloped glass facade.
Here you find the famous Ginza Crossing, that is one of Tokyo’s most typical symbols, especially the San-ai Building with its circular shape and neon lights. On weekends some of the roads around the crossing are closed for traffic. We visited the Sony Showroom and the Nissan Showroom with futuristic concept cars. Ricoh has their headquarters in the Ricoh building. Kabuki-za Theatre is one of the few historical looking buildings in oriental style in Ginza. It is the principal theater for the kabuki drama form. It was originally built in 1911, rebuilt in 1950, then demolished and rebuilt again in 2013 to survive earthquakes. Ginza is a very expensive area to eat and shop.
Shibuya is a ward and a district, just south of Shinjuku, mostly famous for the Shibuya Crossing, where crowds of people are crossing from all sides at the same time. Surrounding this intersection are Shibuya Station, large buildings with neon lights, department stores and skyscrapers. Tower Records, a large record department store is located in the area.  Shibuya is know for its fashion stores and nightlife for young people. Shibuya 109 is a circular landmark building in one intersection, housing a tall department store for young women. In the 11th century Shibuya was the site for the castle that resided the Shibuya family. Omotesando is a tree-lined avenue with fashion stores and malls with significant architecure, and the venue for the annual St Patrick’s Day parade.
In the Sendagaya district of Shibuya, you find NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building, one of Tokyo’s greatest landmarks. It is a 272m tall skyscraper with a clock tower and spire, built in 2000, that is extending the Shinjuku skyline and can be seen from many parks.

Yoyogi Park, between Shinjuku and Shibuya, is one of the largest parks in central Tokyo. In 1964 it was the center of the summer Olympics, and during the occupation in 1945 it housed the US military barracks. Today it is popular park to stroll, and on Sundays a place for entertainment with rock music and comedians. It is very pleasant to visit during cherry blossom in spring. Meji Shrine, founded in 1920, is situated in a forest just North of Yoyogi Park. It is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. Meji Shrine has been visited by many foreign politicans.
Yoyogi National Gymnasium at the edge of Yoyogi Park is famous for its roof design by Kenzo Tange, hosting swimming events in the 1964 summer Olympics, now used for hockey, futsal and basketball.

Harajuku is a district in the Shibuya Ward, known for the Harajuku railway station in historical western style, and the Takeshita Street, a narrow pedestrian street with young people. Here you find a cat café, an owl café and a dog café. It is popular for teenagers with fashion stores and candy stores and cafés. Coz players can sometimes be seen here, but we didn’t see any during our visit.

Roppongi is a district, part of the Minato ward where many westeners live. It literally means ”six trees”. The area is know for its many nightclubs, concerts, restaurants, bars and other forms of entertainment. The centerpiece of the Roppongi district is since 2003 the 238m high Mori Tower, standing on a hill. It is one of the world’s largest buildings by floor space, has 54 floors and features a 6-storey shopping galleria as well as the Mori Arts Center, a museum on the top floors of the building (with a circular atrium reminding of the dome of the Reichstag in Berlin) and an outdoor observation deck. Roppongi is one of the few hilly districts of Tokyo, especially Roppongi Hills. The Roppongi intersection is famous, featuring a highway bridge with a text ”Roppongi” crossing. Almond Café is a popular meeting place. At night it comes alive with neon lights and clubs . One of two Hard Rock Cafés in Tokyo is in Roppongi, and the Snoopy Museum. Next to Mori Tower is lots of expensive brand stores, and the Grand Hyatt hotel. Opposite the tower is a popular spider sculpture. In the slopy Roppongi Hills there is a quiet residential area with mainly small scale townhouses and a few residential highrises, reminding a bit of San Francisco. Midtown Tokyo is a complex built in 2007, in Akasaka near Roppongi, that includes the 2nd tallest skyscraper in Tokyo (248m), that also features a mall, sculptures, a garden, a  Ritz-Carlton hotel, offices, restaurants and more.  Just South of Roppongi is Azabu-Juban, a nice lively residential area with Japanese shops, restaurants, cafés and supermarkets. Azabu-Juban has somewhat of a smalltown feeling with a lower tempo the the surrounding areas.
Akasaka is where you find the Akasaka Palace, a palace in European style that was built for the crown prince in 1909, now serving as the state guest house. It is one of the few famous buildings we didn’t see. In Akasaka there are also some modern office buildings, shrines and parks.
Asakusa is a district in the Taito ward, mostly famous for the Senso-ji Shrine, a buddhist temple. Senso-ji is Tokyo’s oldest and most significant temple with its red colour and pagoda. It is a very popular tourist attraction and the centerpiece piece of Tokyo’s largest and wildest festival, Sanja Matsuri. Women dressed as geishas can be seen in the area, of which 45 active working. Asakusa has a character of a Chinese area, especially the area around the station.
There are several shopping arcades in traditional Japanese style facing the temple, with markets, shops and cafés. Nakamise-dori is the most famous one, facing the temple, 250m long with 89 shops. There are many ryokans, other shrines and traditional restaurants (we visited one of them) in the area. Asakusa has a greater concentration of buildings as old as from the 1950s and 60s then other parts of Tokyo. Asakusa Station is where we apporached the train to Nikko. People celebrating a buddhist ceremony passed by and entered the station while we bought tickets. There is also a large Brazilian presence in the area. Boat cruises along Sumida River departs from the river banks of Akasuka.

Shinagawa is a ward south of the central city, adjancent to Tokyo Bay. It is centered around the large Shinagawa Station. Opposite the station is Shinagawa Prince Hotel, where we stayed after our trip to Nikko. This 4-star hotel is Tokyo’s largest hotel with over 3000 rooms, 11 restaurants, an aquarium and a 3D cinema. We stayed on the 27th floor of the 39-storey main tower. Shinagawa is typical Tokyo, but less personal then for example Shibuya, Ginza and Shinjuku. In Shinagawa you find even more skyscrapers, shrines, museums, restaurants, stores and 10 embassies.
Akihabara is a district in the Taito and Chiyoda Wards in the Eastern part of central Tokyo. It is mostly known for the Akihabara Electronic Town, with its many electronic stores, anime/manga stores and gaming arcades housed in modern buildings decorated with typical Tokyo neon signs and colourful displays. There are also many cafés, Akihabara is the place where the maid cafés were born. We visited Akihabara in the evening, a day when it was raining the whole time. Akihabara Station is a large station. We visited a multi storey SEGA arcade, with numerous video gaming machines on several floors.  AKB48, one of Japan’s most popular musical acts (an idol girl group), runs their own theater in Akihabara, and took their name from the area.
Just south of Akihabara is the Kanda River, known for a spot where several railway bridges meet, looking lika model train scene, surrounded by skyscrapers, and the Kanda area, that was part of the original center of Edo.
Odaiba (Daiba) is an artificial island, built in the 1850s for defensive purposes where you find the Port of Tokyo, the high tech 25-storey Fuji TV Bldg by Kenzo Tange, with its globe and external escalators (built in 1993), the Statue of Liberty (lower then the one in New York), a high ferris wheel, Galleria Grand and other malls, restaurants, nightclubs, luxury hotels and Tokyo Big Sight, a futuristic exhibition area that will be used during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.  Tokyo has a busy port, opened in 1941, but the one in nearby Yokohama is even more important.
Odaiba is connected with central Tokyo with the beautiful suspension bridge called the Rainbow Bridge, built in 1993. It is 798m long and a famous landmark with its 126m high towers. We entered Odaiba Island with the driverless train that goes through the bridge, a rollercoaster like ride with nice views! When looking at the Odaiba Statue of Liberty (a version copy of the one in New York), Rainbow Bridge and the skyline, one might assume that you are looking at Manhattan. It was very pleasant watching this view from Odaiba, during sunset and after dark.
Bunkyō is a special ward that is situated just north of central Tokyo. It is a lively residential and educational center, the name literally means ”Literature Capital”.  Many scholars and politicans have lived there. It is famous for the Tokyo Dome, a futuristic stadium building with round shapes, illuminated after dark. It is nicknamed ”the Big Egg” and opened in 1988. Many concerts with world artists have taken place there. Adjancent to the dome is Tokyo Dome City, an entertainment complex with a rollercoaster called Thunder Dolphin, a ferris wheel, a mall, SpaLaQua (a onsen spa complex), restaurants and much more. Kodokan Judo Institute, the leading judo training center in the world is situated here. It was founded in 1882 by Kano Jigoro, that has a statue outside the current 8-storey modernist building that we visited. A landmark is Bunkyo Civic Center (City Hall), a futuristic 146m tall skyscraper with a circular free viewing platform on the top, called Sky View Lounge. It is the tallest civic center in Tokyo. The modernist St Mary’s Cathedral by Kenzo Tange, University of Tokyo and the Chinzan-so and Koishikawa-Kōrakuen Japanese gardens are also situated in Bunkyō, as well as more gardens, museums, temples and shrines.
Tokyo is known for its subway, consisting of a huge network of stations and lines. It is modern and very effective, but it is sometimes complicated since even if you have a day pass for the city’s own subway line (Tokyo Metro has 9 lines totally), you have to buy separate tickets for the private ones, such as Toei line and JR, that often goes above ground. There are separate cars for women on holidays. It is very well structured, with people politely lineing up in marked lines, waiting for the external doors to open, and it is rare to see people rush, except for at the largest stations. Tokyo Station, Shinjuku Station, Ikebukuro and Shibuya are the largest ones. A remarkable behavior is that passengers that stand up don’t stand face to face with each other, and it is forbidden to talk on the cellphone. Tokyo Metro opened in 1927 and has 9 lines totally.
Tokyo has two large airports, Haneda Airport, that is within the city limits (in the Ota ward in southeastern Tokyo near the port), is where we arrived. It has two terminals and opened as an airfield in 1931. Narita Airport is the largest airport in Japan and the most international one in Tokyo. This is where we departed. It is situated in the city of Narita 63 km East of Tokyo. Narita It is the hub for Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways. In 1978 it replaced Haneda as the main airport of Tokyo. It has 3 terminals.
Outside the borders of Tokyo’s 23 wards, there are suburbs as large as one million inhabitants with their own skylines, like Chiba, Kawasaki, Sagamihara and Saitama (that was merged from several smaller towns).
 
OUR EXPERIENCE:
We stayed for 10 days in Japan, of which 7 in Tokyo. It is one of the world’s most pleasant metropolises to visit. We stayed at two different hotels; 5 nights at the 3-star, 13-storey Listel Hotel in East Shinjuku with 263 rooms and one restaurnant (a nothing special but valuable hotel for the money and good staff), and (the last) 2 nights at the huge 4-star, 39-storey main tower of Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Shinagawa that consists of several buildings, 15 restaurants (some on the top floors), an aquarium, 2 pools, a shopping mall, bowling, tennis court and a 3D theatre. The room was on the 29th floor and offered great views of Tokyo’s skyline. The Shinagawa Prince has 3331 rooms (so more then 10 times larger then the first one) and was opened in 1994. The most negative thing was the very long wait for the elevators.
On the flight to Tokyo via Copenhagen and Helsinki there was problems with AC so we missed our connection flight in Helsinki. Thus we were delayed and had to change planes in Hong Kong instead of Fukuoka. On the way home we flew directly via Helsinki.
On the flight to Tokyo via Copenhagen and Helsinki there was problems with AC so we missed our connection flight in Helsinki. Thus we were delayed and had to change planes in Hong Kong instead of Fukuoka. On the way home we flew directly via Helsinki.
Tokyo is one of the world’s safest large cities. Despite the vast population and size you can go almost anywhere in the city, even at night, with a very low risk. We felt safe at all times, except in the Kabukicho area in Shinjuku.
Earthquakes do occur, making the tallest buildings sway. There have not been any major damage in Tokyo for a long time since most buildings are constructed to stand against earthquakes. We didn’t experience any earthquake, but about one month after our visi there was a major one in Osaka.
People are generally very polite in Japan. Friendly and open minded. Even when we just bought a bottle of water at the local convenience store, the staff was bowing. When the train conductor enters a new car, he is bowing, and the same when he leaves. Many people can speak English in Tokyo, but far from everyone. But people are really friendly and do their best to explain as best as they can. On several occasions Japanese people approached us when looking at the subway map, even walking along us to show the way. Cash is used much more then cards in Japan. 7 Eleven is one of the few places with ATM for international cards, but they can be found everywhere.
When we arrived in Shinjuku after a train from Haneda Airport, it was evening and dark outside. An elderly man showed us where to get off and even walked along with us. We found the hotel Listel with the help from the GPS.
It was very clean and well organized, especially for being one of the world’s largest cities. The streets are very clean and you see almost no trash on the streets. The ironic thing is that they have almost no garbage cans either, that makes one wonder were the Japanese people put their trash. It can be tricky for a tourist, collecting all the trash for one day just to through it in the hotel’s super small garbage can that only swallows 1/3 of it. The tempo is quite slow for a metropolis, in contrary to New York for example, people rarely rush, not even in metro stations. It is forbidden to smoke at most places, even outdoors on pavements you will find the “no smoking” sign. The only time we saw people smoke were inside some gamble halls and clubs. In contrast, there are many sub cultures in Japan; the biggest one is the coz players, gothic lolitas and there are many rock clubs. The scene is big with many concerts.
The traffic in Tokyo is controlled, few vehicles hunk or switch lanes all of a sudden, they often stop for pedestrians, but cars can drive really fast on large roads. On the small road outside our hotel, taxis were also driving quite fast.  In Japan cars drive on the left side of the road. We never used taxi since they are extremely expensive. The food was very interesting, even at the local grocery store we found food, drinks and cookies that looked completely different from any western country. We tried to eat traditional, but also foreign; we tasted sushi at a rotating sushi restaurant in Akihabara, soba noodles at a traditional restaurant in Akasaka, Thai food in Daiba, noodles in Yoyogi park, pizza at Tokyo Station and Chinese food in Yokohama. We ate breakfast at the hotels, and sometimes at cafés. Many of the cafés are more Western style. We visited many temples, even inside. In Akasaka we saw geishas walking around the temple and inside the arcades. In the Bunkyo ward we visited the Kodokan Judo Institute, where my friend trained. We also visited a rock club in Kabukicho and Hard Rock Café in Roppongi. We saw Tokyo from above from several different spots; Tokyo SkyTree (at night), Tokyo Tower, Metropolitan Government Building and the tall Shinagawa Prince Hotel where we stayed. The view from Odaiba Island towards the port, the skyline and Rainbow Bridge was also amazing.
A special feature of Japan is the vending machines for drinks on the streets. Another interesting thing is the construction workers, that use illuminated traffic cones and something that looks like red laser swords and direct the traffic! A big difference from China is that people are much more polite, and noone stares at strangers, even if you are Western foreigner. The population of Japan is very homogeneous, with very few immigrants. Many tourists are from other Asian countries, but in some areas, like Roppongi and Shinjuku, you see more Westerners. A special feature of Tokyo is the karaoke bars, and the large multi-storey arcades with video games or capsule toy machines.
We made a daytrip to Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan, that also has the largest port. I takes only about one hour with train. We also made a daytrip to Nikko, a very famous small town about 2 hours from Tokyo by trains, filled with ancient temples, ancient bridges and surrounded by beautiful nature like mountains, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Kamakura, just south of Tokyo, is a legendary town famous for its temples and beaches. It was included in the original plan but there was no time to visit, as we visited Nikko instead.
Enjoy this tour to the world's largest and most well organized metropolis!

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo.html
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What could be a better spot to start the trip with then the top of Tokyo Tower?

TOKYO TOWER:
In 1958 Tokyo Tower, a tower that reminds of the Eiffel Tower but slightly taller (333m tall), was constructed for TV broadcasting. It is the second tallest tower in Japan (the tallest one until the nearly twice as tall Tokyo Skytree was built in 2012). Unlike the Eiffel Tower, it was painted red and white, and the elevators are more modern and situated on the inside of the towers, with windows that offer views on the ride upwards. (The red colour is actually international orange that is used by the air industry). The observation decks of the tower (Main Observatory at 150m and Special Observatory at 250m) offer great views of Tokyo. Glass floors have been installed where you can look right down on the ground beneath your feet. FootTown is a building on the base of the tower that houses museums, shops and restaurants. The tip of the tower was bent after the 2011 earthquake, but has been repaired. Tokyo Tower is situated in the Shiba-koen district of the Minato Ward, near Roppongi. It is very famous landmark that can be visible on Tokyo’s skyline from most angles.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1823/...83abf7cb_b.jpgTokyo Tower 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/913/4...da96e609_b.jpgTokyo Tower 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1787/...2a531ccd_b.jpgTokyo Tower 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/840/2...313fe021_b.jpgTokyo Tower 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/914/4...bf9785c8_b.jpgTokyo Tower 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1828/...82df1293_b.jpgTokyo Tower 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1829/...eb50386d_b.jpgTokyo Tower 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/917/2...2f1a2811_b.jpgTokyo Tower 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/927/4...a55a20fd_b.jpgTokyo Tower 13 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/838/4...d9609f43_b.jpgTokyo Tower 80 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1783/...9db06425_k.jpgTokyo Tower 87 by Nightsky, on Flickr
http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Tower.html

THE VIEWS FROM TOKYO TOWER:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/...95283e95_b.jpgTokyo Tower 75 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1807/...686a42ab_b.jpgTokyo Tower 73 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1828/...2b73af55_b.jpgTokyo Tower 72 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1825/...031a0092_b.jpgTokyo Tower 70 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/913/4...3072f76b_b.jpgTokyo Tower 69 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1829/...92a0b7f2_b.jpgTokyo Tower 68 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/836/4...d367ed97_b.jpgTokyo Tower 67 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/...636dd3dd_b.jpgTokyo Tower 66 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1766/...ebf7591a_b.jpgTokyo Tower 64 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1806/...3f639176_b.jpgTokyo Tower 74 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1785/...fc54eb8b_b.jpgTokyo Tower 63 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1829/...517d7151_b.jpgTokyo Tower 62 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/916/4...800bb1c3_b.jpgTokyo Tower 57 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1830/...38993237_b.jpgTokyo Tower 56 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1801/...73bb9478_b.jpgTokyo Tower 55 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Skytree in the background.

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MORE VIEWS FROM TOKYO TOWER:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1802/...ac50243d_b.jpgTokyo Tower 53 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/918/2...747373c8_b.jpgTokyo Tower 52 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1806/...e8af5353_b.jpgTokyo Tower 48 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/840/4...eea79c55_b.jpgTokyo Tower 47 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Toranamon Hills, currently the tallest skyscraper in Tokyo.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/...a341e2b2_b.jpgTokyo Tower 46 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/918/4...08169be1_b.jpgTokyo Tower 43 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/835/4...e2227681_b.jpgTokyo Tower 42 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/...9547ddd2_b.jpgTokyo Tower 41 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/914/2...038fb820_b.jpgTokyo Tower 40 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1827/...c5c07023_b.jpgTokyo Tower 38 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1767/...70e71af4_b.jpgTokyo Tower 37 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/845/4...117d4964_b.jpgTokyo Tower 36 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/845/4...ceef63ed_b.jpgTokyo Tower 35 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/923/4...942a289a_b.jpgTokyo Tower 34 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/...4b163f47_b.jpgTokyo Tower 33 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/925/4...1744519e_b.jpgTokyo Tower 32 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1767/...1dd14722_b.jpgTokyo Tower 31 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/921/4...f6663131_b.jpgTokyo Tower 26 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1829/...c37fff24_b.jpgTokyo Tower 25 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1828/...cb14ce7b_b.jpgTokyo Tower 20 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Zojoji Temple.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1787/...e4a43923_b.jpgTokyo Tower 21 by Nightsky, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Tower.html

Nightsky Jul 31, 2018 9:13 AM

ZOJOJI TEMPLE:

Right next to Tokyo Tower is Zojoji Temple (San'en-zan Zōjō-ji). It is the main temple of the Jōdo-shū ("Pure Land") Chinzei sect of Buddhism in the Kantō region.
It was completed in 1393. After WWII the Great Hall (Daiden) was rebuilt in 1974. Six of the 15 Tokugawa shoguns are buried at Zōjō-ji. We were invited to attend a buddhist ritual in one of the buildings. On the grounds there between the temple and Tokyo Tower is Shibak Koen (Shiba Park), a public park. Shiba means grass.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/...405ff157_b.jpgZojoji Temple 42 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/923/4...b7cd8b96_b.jpgZojoji Temple 48 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/925/4...14dffba4_b.jpgZojoji Temple 47 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1801/...87188669_b.jpgZojoji Temple 46 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/...8e2fc141_b.jpgZojoji Temple 44 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Buddhist ritual

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/...47ede79d_b.jpgZojoji Temple 43 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/...7c2f2335_b.jpgZojoji Temple 41 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1804/...c6cdfff8_b.jpgZojoji Temple 40 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/...aa45d995_b.jpgZojoji Temple 39 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/...070069bb_b.jpgZojoji Temple 37 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/922/4...ba933085_b.jpgZojoji Temple 35 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/916/4...7ecb1d00_b.jpgZojoji Temple 34 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/4...7afc1276_b.jpgZojoji Temple 33 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/919/4...48147009_b.jpgZojoji Temple 32 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/...a2688e62_b.jpgZojoji Temple 31 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/837/4...60a7f8f9_b.jpgZojoji Temple 24 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/...da0e3d15_b.jpgZojoji Temple 16 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/838/4...946ef0a7_b.jpgZojoji Temple 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1766/...d32416e2_b.jpgZojoji Temple 14 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/...72ede124_b.jpgZojoji Temple 13 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1801/...acc24f40_b.jpgZojoji Temple 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/...6c8ce91d_b.jpgZojoji Temple 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/837/4...df579721_b.jpgZojoji Temple 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/925/4...818ec2aa_b.jpgZojoji Temple 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1823/...61fc2a0a_b.jpgZojoji Temple 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr



http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Zojoji.html

Nightsky Jul 31, 2018 9:13 AM

NISHI-SHINJUKU

Nishi-Shinjuku (West Shinjuku) is the futuristic area where the most wellknown skyscrapers of Tokyo can be found, often shown on postcards with Tokyo’s skyline. It is situated to the West of the tracks of the huge Shinjuku Station. Except wide roads, hotels, office towers and restaurants there are casinos, large department stores, malls and a narrow alley with pubs and night clubs.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, that includes the City Hall of Tokyo, is resembling both a computer chip and a gothic cathedral with its two towers. Here is a free observation deck that we visited, with impressive 360 degrees views of Tokyo. It was completed in 1990 and was designed by Kenzo Tange. Park Tower is the postmodern skyscraper where you find the Park Hyatt hotel with its skybar famous from the movie ”Lost in translation”. It is the tallest skyscraper in Shinjuku. Tokyo Hilton is nearby. Keio Plaza Hotel was the first skyscraper in Japan, built in 1971. It has 47 floors and is a luxury hotel with two modernist towers. In 1974 it was surpassed by the 52-storey Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, that has a free observation deck. The same year Shinjuku Mitsui Bldg became the tallest one. Tokyo Mode Gakuen Coccoon Tower, built in 2008, is one of the most significant skyscrapers since it has a curved deconstructivist design, unlike the other ones that are more boxy. The 50-storey glass building, designed by Kenzo Tange, has diagonal and curved lines. Other notable buildings are the Opera City Tower and the Sompo Japan HQ with its sloped base. The brown 54-storey Shinjuku Center Bldg was climbed by Alain Robert in 1998.
http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Shinjuku_West.html

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/...62dbca5c_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_094 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/4...6e223a33_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_092 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/...f0e71065_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_095 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Keio Plaza Hotel
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/...7c81e339_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_091 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Keio Plaza Hotel
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1765/...df34b7be_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_086 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/...2eb4eb7c_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_085 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1826/...0b2c10d7_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_084 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/...6f6f8399_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_083 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tokyo Hilton
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/...32fe61b5_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_081 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/...e0a6ef11_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_169 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1760/...c0e32b33_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_080 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Metropolitan Government Building (Tokyo City Hall)
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/...a276075e_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_161 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Metropolitan Government Building (Tokyo City Hall)
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1823/...0c6a41e7_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_159 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1807/...2a165459_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_160 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1767/...ed7187d1_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_166 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1790/...b843b18c_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_168 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1785/...7af2bec8_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_174 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1782/...6c66f19d_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_172 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1782/...98b37025_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_170 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1783/...fc4db7f8_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_167 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1751/...c85a37eb_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_156 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/...c0991e91_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_154 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/899/4...a7622269_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_153 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/4...0f5c4d64_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_150 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/...6448074e_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_052 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/...fc250b70_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_070 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tokyo Mode Gakuen Coccoon Tower
http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Shinjuku_West.html

More NISHI-SHINJUKU
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/...187e04f8_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_151 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/891/4...2b64df6f_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_149 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1782/...fcf35371_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_148 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/887/4...296cfa64_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_146 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/...46460288_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_143 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/...ac2e0134_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_141 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1758/...bd7cbfc4_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_140 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Sompo Japan HQ.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1782/...f9bba8b9_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_138 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/...45d96865_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_134 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1785/...ec686b7d_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_132 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/...b86201a8_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_130 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1766/...cdccf94f_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_129 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1745/...ec6b32d1_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_128 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/...3e6c14bb_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_123 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/...b83bd674_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_122 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/...f865fb00_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_127 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Shinjuku Park Tower.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1730/...ab9b6bcd_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_110 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Shinjuku Park Tower.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/...3a8a19db_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_119 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/887/4...2b925db2_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_125 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/...8be6f196_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_121 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1741/...935f0d7f_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_118 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Crazy highway bridges!
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1823/...e28b70b4_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_117 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/...6e26bbed_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_115 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/...bebba2fa_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_114 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1766/...294cce62_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_112 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/...c3e27330_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_111 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1807/...4edcef4f_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_109 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/4...a92296a8_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_108 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/...191e448d_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_107 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Metropolitan Government Building (Tokyo City Hall)
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/...a695ac93_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_106 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1742/...03dc0ec6_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_105 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1787/...b2ab2e38_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_102 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1760/...a9a96b29_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_074 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Shinjuku Center Building.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1782/...0508a27b_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_073 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/...2605ca4f_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_072 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/4...8c79e170_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_071 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1766/...94c07064_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_069 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1743/...156e1526_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_068 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/...c605b101_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_067 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1829/...dc4de1a0_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_065 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Japanese school class.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1743/...5774c124_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_064 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1756/...af1f69c6_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_063 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1827/...7fde8100_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_062 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/...76d0a9b1_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_061 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/...2e0aa82b_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_060 by Nightsky, on Flickr
http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Shinjuku_West.html

NISHI-SHINJUKU continued:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1732/...a2f7ace2_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_059 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1752/...84087463_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_057 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1758/...0a49c88e_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_054 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/...02a9335e_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_050 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/887/2...6b6d81cf_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_048 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1737/...0384ddbe_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_047 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/2...3f9dd3d3_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_045 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/888/4...b6ce8bb3_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_042 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1802/...d8d23983_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_041 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1729/...444e2b03_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_040 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1766/...eb0c82e9_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_036 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Note the old Renault 4.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1762/...79ee07da_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_034 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1807/...1896ab27_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_032 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/...c67c9d95_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_031 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1724/...a03cd4c3_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_028 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/...7bc972e0_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_030 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Omoide Yokocho.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/...04aef010_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_029 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/...e22e587f_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_027 by Nightsky, on Flickr

SHINJUKU BY NIGHT:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/...1b7f16ed_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_135 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/...aa0e0c08_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_137 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/876/4...a3fc05a7_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_136 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1762/...29d12822_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_016 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/899/2...a5ae8c9e_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_015 by Nightsky, on Flickr
^Omoide Yokocho. Nightlife alley.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/892/4...9153a711_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_026 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/4...da32ae39_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_024 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1721/...db9cc257_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_023 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/2...b1843c3a_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_022 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1742/...bd4c441b_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_021 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/...1b203281_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_020 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/...9aa24e6e_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_019 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Around Shinjuku Station
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/...ff20484b_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_018 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1749/...a91d76b2_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_017 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1806/...3c64518e_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_014 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/888/2...54a79276_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_013 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/...5db9f800_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_012 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Jumbo Casino.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1729/...a3afc5be_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_011 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/...a4faf688_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_010 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/...e966e34f_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_009 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1755/...ff157c4b_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_008 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/...93760c19_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_007 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1809/...46be6e81_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_005 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1752/...4337bd40_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_006 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1760/...aea4f3e1_b.jpgTokyo_Nishi_Shinjuku_003 by Nightsky, on Flickr
At Shinjuku Station.

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Shinjuku_West.html

Nightsky Jul 31, 2018 9:15 AM

VIEWS FROM TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT BUILDING:

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, that includes the City Hall of Tokyo, is resembling both a computer chip and a gothic cathedral with its two towers. Here is a free observation deck that we visited, with impressive 360 degrees views of Tokyo. It was completed in 1990 and was designed by Kenzo Tange
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/2...eb7d3e36_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Lobby
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/...fabff805_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Nishi-Shinjuku skyscrapers from above.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/2...0c20339a_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/899/2...444764b6_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/...1d3d14be_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_19 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tokyo Skytree.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/892/2...1fde65a4_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_07 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Observation deck.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/883/4...947e8182_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_08 by Nightsky, on Flickr
New National Stadium (u/c for the 2020 Olympics) and skyscrapers.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/883/2...8abb9a95_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1760/...9e414c5b_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/...1521070e_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Towards the harbour and Rainbow Bridge.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/...31147a31_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_12 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/...432136b1_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_13 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/883/2...fe8ee4ab_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_14 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/2...69391102_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_15 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Miniature Tokyo.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/...0206e212_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_21 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/...b4f4d421_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_22 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/...d83b1f8e_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_23 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/899/2...fcaa5aff_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_24 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/887/2...01a157da_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_25 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Towards Shibuya and Roppongi.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1759/...bc502ac9_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_26 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Yoyogi Park.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/...31aff4e0_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_27 by Nightsky, on Flickr
NTT Docomo Yoyogi Bldg, close-up
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/2...2e6fa506_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_30 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1749/...efb9a788_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_32 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1733/...4f36673f_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_33 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/...cb0ee394_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_34 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/...a9bcf5b3_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_35 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tokyo Tower etc
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1735/...88b02791_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_36 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/...c09f83bd_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_39 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Roppongi with Mori Tower
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1729/...dde6262e_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_37 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/...b29cbdc8_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_40 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1730/...87e30efe_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_42 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1744/...d564bfa0_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_43 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Yoyogi Park
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/...ebcf49fb_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_44 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1760/...87d893b3_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_46 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1742/...b6ab64f1_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_50 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/...8203cbe1_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_51 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Shinjuku Park Tower, featured in “Lost in translation”.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/...5bb7ea06_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_52 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/...5710ce23_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_54 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1731/...fb51aefa_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_55 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1735/...d6226657_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_56 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Towards Mount Fuji, we could never see it because the sky was too hazy.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/2...ac9a6340_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_60 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/...cc14e6c0_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_63 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1757/...f5799be8_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_64 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1751/...3bf2e350_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_66 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Elevators.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/...3a05f8e4_b.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_68 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/876/2...c780b1c7_z.jpgTokyo_Cityhall_skyline_69 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Entrance to the City Hall.
Sorry for blurry quality on some of the pictures. Something happened accidentally with the settings on one of my two cameras.

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_skyline.html

Nightsky Aug 1, 2018 8:13 AM

MARUNOCHI AND TOKYO STATION:

Marunochi district in Chiyoda ward is where you find the core of Tokyo.  The name literally means ”inside the inner circle”. Here you find the Tokyo Central Station, a historic building in Dutch renaissance style, and the Imperial Palace, formerly Edo Castle, that the city was built around. Tokyo Station is the central station and the busiest station in Tokyo
It opened in 1914 and was heavily renovated in 2009, the historical exterior that survived wars and earthquakes was preserved. Even thought the station building looks old outside, it is very modern inside, except for a beautiful atrium in old station. There are Shinkansen (highspeed train) tracks and a large metro in Tokyo Station. The station is large it extends southways all the way to Ginza.
Imperial Palace is where the emperor lives. The area around the palace is huge with buildings, gardens and a moat that surround it. The area is only open to public on special days, so only a small part of the white exterior of the palace and the historical Nijubashi bridge can be seen from outside, that can be a bit disappointing for some. Marunochi is also the financial district of Tokyo, so lots of skyscrapers have been built around the palace.  Japan’s three largest banks are headquartered here. The streets are lined with trees in European style and filled with international brand stores such as Gucci and Cartier. The main avenue Gyoko-dori is very European in its style. The area immediately around Tokyo Station reminds of Manhattan. Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Imperial Hotel was the only building that survived the 1923 earthquake was situated here, but was ironically torn down and replaced by a soulless modernist highrise. Palace Hotel is also found in the area. Tokyo International Forum is a huge futuristic oval shaped glass building for exhibitions and other events, designed by Rafael Viñoly. It opened in 1997 and is known for its huge atrium with escalators and skybridges, surrounded by glass walls.

TOKYO STATION:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/2...28c88f9a_b.jpgDSC04154 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1752/...91d5daa3_b.jpgDSC04153 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/4...46443a1a_b.jpgDSC04155 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/...6ca2207e_b.jpgDSC04157 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/...b4c5a836_b.jpgDSC04158 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1737/...da8df23f_b.jpgDSC04159 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/...52a16688_b.jpgDSC04161 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1806/...efa576ff_b.jpgDSC04162 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tokyo Station and Marunochi skyscrapershttps://farm1.staticflickr.com/891/4...f0ee719b_b.jpgDSC04152 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1736/...2bbe3b72_b.jpgDSC04165 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1762/...1e7c5239_b.jpgDSC04151 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1742/...d7163641_b.jpgDSC04176 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/...9283eb3a_b.jpgDSC04150 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tokyo Station, metro and above ground.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1767/...7c8b5c87_b.jpgDSC04171 by Nightsky, on Flickr
An Italian restaurant inside the station, that we visited.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/...274528b7_b.jpgDSC04167 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/...619ca3f8_b.jpgDSC04166 by Nightsky, on Flickr
The historical atrium of Tokyo Station.
http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Marunochi.html

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1724/...0681db9b_b.jpgDSC04164 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Towards Imperial Palace.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1742/...401a0e56_b.jpgDSC04169 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1829/...eae2dc15_b.jpgDSC04170 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1789/...5e324d1c_b.jpgDSC04177 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/...ed21019f_b.jpgDSC04179 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/...7ed23298_b.jpgDSC04181 by Nightsky, on Flickr

GYOKO-DORI AVENUE:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/...85ed0c31_b.jpgDSC04183 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/2...476f7d06_b.jpgDSC04184 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/...8dd6f942_b.jpgDSC04185 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1730/...80da43ab_b.jpgDSC04186 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1770/...c3808ff0_b.jpgDSC04187 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1735/...d78a567f_b.jpgDSC04188 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/896/2...fbedc5dd_b.jpgDSC04189 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/2...deb39d52_b.jpgDSC04190 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/...18af2e9d_b.jpgDSC04191 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1731/...2bd6b8c6_b.jpgDSC04192 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/...b26865e3_b.jpgDSC04193 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1743/...ae245abf_b.jpgDSC04194 by Nightsky, on Flickr
^Gyoko-dori Avenue.
MARUNOCHI BRICK SQUARE:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/...93c9b0ab_b.jpgDSC04206 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/887/2...4cd7614d_b.jpgDSC04195 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/...322326ed_b.jpgDSC04196 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/4...f0e17257_b.jpgDSC04197 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1801/...6ec96d02_b.jpgDSC04198 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1731/...c8a12209_b.jpgDSC04199 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1807/...3cea775e_b.jpgDSC04200 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1725/...4cc1a601_b.jpgDSC04201 by Nightsky, on Flickr
http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Marunochi.html
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/896/2...5b32cd20_b.jpgDSC04202 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1761/...3e08cc4e_b.jpgDSC04207 by Nightsky, on Flickr
TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM:
Tokyo International Forum is a huge futuristic oval shaped glass building for exhibitions and other events, designed by Rafael Viñoly. It opened in 1997 and is known for its huge atrium with escalators and skybridges, surrounded by glass walls.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1729/...88f5148a_b.jpgDSC04203 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1826/...abdd9cf9_b.jpgDSC04204 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1743/...f4254dba_b.jpgDSC04210 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1741/...b1555d52_b.jpgDSC04211 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/...1b9db6ec_b.jpgDSC04212 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/...1c363bb4_b.jpgDSC04213 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/...5b6f07b2_b.jpgDSC04214 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/4...d9c28066_b.jpgDSC04215 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1741/...4e835ecf_b.jpgDSC04216 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/...cce5d118_b.jpgDSC04217 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/...cb656aa2_b.jpgDSC04218 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/...fc1ba675_b.jpgDSC04219 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/...f9302d5f_b.jpgDSC04220 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/...c4678876_b.jpgDSC04221 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/...deb0291f_b.jpgDSC04222 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/...f3d68552_b.jpgDSC04224 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/4...c1dd48e6_b.jpgDSC04225 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1804/...dd11ca90_b.jpgDSC04226 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1731/...5f1bcc7e_b.jpgDSC04227 by Nightsky, on Flickr
http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Marunochi.html


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/...7420d169_b.jpgDSC04228 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1721/...3ce7c0a2_b.jpgDSC04229 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1758/...7cc79b0f_b.jpgDSC04230 by Nightsky, on Flickr

UCHIBORI DORI and HIBIYA DORI:
These two green avenues are right next to the East of the moat and gardens around the Imperial Palace Gardens, a couple of blocks from Tokyo Station. It is lined with skyscrapers and other majestic buildings.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/...51636501_b.jpgDSC04232 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/892/4...9a8bfdbc_b.jpgDSC04233 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/...9f794e19_b.jpgDSC04235 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/...939132f9_b.jpgDSC04234 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/...7e63c7a6_b.jpgDSC04236 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1790/...03af83b0_b.jpgDSC04237 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1737/...3e40af8d_b.jpgDSC04240 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1825/...75a43d6b_b.jpgDSC04241 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1755/...fa897943_b.jpgDSC04242 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1752/...385cc8b3_b.jpgDSC04245 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/...3decd6c9_b.jpgDSC04246 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Hibiya dori towards Toranamon Hills.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/...80778705_b.jpgDSC04243 by Nightsky, on Flickr
The small so called key cars are popular in Japan.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/...fea66238_b.jpgDSC04249 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Marunochi skyline panorama from Imperial Palace.

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Marunochi.html

IMPERIAL PALACE GARDENS:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1783/...be0826da_b.jpgDSC04238 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1759/...9cd76e62_b.jpgDSC04239 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1755/...1226aa80_b.jpgDSC04247 by Nightsky, on Flickr


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1767/...c488d1bd_b.jpgDSC04248 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1756/...e8605554_b.jpgDSC04250 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1758/...47a5c07b_b.jpgDSC04263 by Nightsky, on Flickr



MARUNOCHI BY NIGHT:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1826/...a01094f4_z.jpgDSC06498 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/...ee54179a_b.jpgDSC06496 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Station.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/4...251b7a78_b.jpgDSC06494 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/...eecda371_b.jpgDSC06495 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1826/...a01094f4_b.jpgDSC06498 by Nightsky, on Flickr


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/...db3e7de6_b.jpgDSC06499 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Moon over Marunochi.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/...9f1678eb_b.jpgDSC06500 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1785/...4a2a9ebe_b.jpgDSC06501 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1802/...0d6610d8_b.jpgDSC06504 by Nightsky, on Flickr



https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/...0bcc6fd5_b.jpgDSC06505 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1789/...057a3993_b.jpgDSC06506 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1801/...6894553b_b.jpgDSC06508 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/...cb7702f9_b.jpgDSC06509 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/4...f4afde8f_b.jpgDSC06510 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Towards Imperial Palace

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1770/...e89bfa27_b.jpgDSC06511 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Inside Tokyo Station.

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Marunochi.html

Nightsky Aug 3, 2018 9:59 AM

IMPERIAL PALACE:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1832/...3036d337_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_04 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Nijubashi Bridge and part of the Imperial Palace.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1762/...fc3391a9_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_01 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1814/...1a06c038_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_02 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1820/...96012b1f_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_03 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1769/...61c6334d_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_06 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1769/...fc3391a9_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_07 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1782/...d3e63377_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_08 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1775/...b414edb0_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_09 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1778/...3c461afe_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_10 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1779/...d3e63377_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_11 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1800/...1047c700_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_13 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1766/...2f9ecceb_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_14 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/...f7b9a489_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_15 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/...b515917f_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_16 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1761/...13fa212b_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_17 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1832/...2429580f_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_18 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/...0064ae37_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_19 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/...302c3664_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_20 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1771/...629fed87_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_21 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/...465ed36d_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_25 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/...2c844566_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_24 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Gates to the palace.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1816/...1047c700_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_22 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Marunochi skyline seen from Imperial Palace.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1837/...bd2f9299_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_26 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Imperial Palace and the moat around it.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/...cac53a65_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_27 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/...59b86112_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_28 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1798/...3dd51185_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_31 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1780/...40f5bff2_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_32 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/...dbe7fa86_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_33 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1833/...8af38f4d_b.jpgTokyo_Imperial_Palace_34 by Nightsky, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Imperial.html

Nightsky Aug 6, 2018 11:55 AM

NAGATACHO:

Nagatachō ( "Eternal Rice Field Town") is a district in Chiyoda Ward, near Imperial Palace. This is the location of National Diet Building (Kokkai-gijidō), that houses the Diet of Japan (the parliament) and the Kantei, the Prime Minister's residence that is housed in a huge, 5-storey solar paneled modern glass building from 2003. The National Diet Bldg was built in 1936, a neo-classical white building with columns and a pyramid on top. Sessions of the House of Representatives take place in the left wing and sessions of the House of Councillors in the right wing. Guards stand at the gates. The Supreme Court of Japan is located in neighboring Hayabusachō. Nagatachō's name is often used to refer figuratively to the Japanese government, as opposed to Kasumigaseki which refers to the administration. Several embassies can be found in the area, and during the Edo period the residence of samurais.
Sanno Park Tower (194m, 44 floors) and Prudential Tower (158m, 38 floors) are the most significant skyscrapers. Sanno Park Tower faces the prime minister's residence, so no windows face it.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1792/...7c79f8e8_b.jpgTokyo_Nagatacho_01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1820/...c95fb8b3_b.jpgTokyo_Nagatacho_02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1825/...bf58c4f7_b.jpgTokyo_Nagatacho_04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/...bc0080ec_b.jpgTokyo_Nagatacho_05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1794/...2673055f_b.jpgTokyo_Nagatacho_06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/...77891fbf_b.jpgTokyo_Nagatacho_08 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1773/...e1ceb059_b.jpgTokyo_Nagatacho_10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1780/...1d6a0118_b.jpgTokyo_Nagatacho_13 by Nightsky, on Flickr
National Diet Bldg, the Japanese parliament.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1807/...4f062c08_b.jpgTokyo_Nagatacho_17 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Japanese police car.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1766/...0cbec7b0_b.jpgTokyo_Nagatacho_23 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1773/...86c1b6b5_b.jpgTokyo_Nagatacho_24 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1779/...6abd8e4e_b.jpgTokyo_Nagatacho_25 by Nightsky, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Nagatacho.html

Nightsky Aug 6, 2018 11:58 AM

HAMAMATSUCHO and DAIMON STREET (MINATO Ward):

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/...32e5d702_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_03 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1794/...d36f6855_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_04 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1774/...2e1db018_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_05 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1777/...155d540f_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_07 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/...1195068e_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_09 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/...8262648f_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_10 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/...68e6ea35_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/...a9879dac_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_15 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Toranamon Hills, currently the tallest skyscraper in Tokyo.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1799/...e8f9cae0_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_16 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Swedish text
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1771/...c75b27c2_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_17 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1800/...2652c83d_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_18 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/...56e093d0_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_24 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Daimon Street.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1795/...0cbb959a_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_26 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1813/...9da5631e_b.jpgTokyo_Minato_28 by Nightsky, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Minato.html

Nightsky Aug 7, 2018 9:06 AM

TOKYO SKYTREE AND IT’S VIEWS:

Tokyo Skytree, built in 2012 is not only the tallest structure in Japan, it is also the world’s tallest tower! It is also the second talles structure of the world (after Burj Khalifa in Dubai). With a height of 634m to the spire (451m to the top floor), 450 floors and a neofuturistic cylindrical shape, it has become a new landmark of Tokyo. It is situated East of the city center, in Sumida ward (East of Sumida River). Skytree is almost twice as tall as Tokyo’s second tallest structure, the much older, Eiffel Tower looking Tokyo Tower from 1958, that couldn’t broadcast digital signals anymore. That is why the Skytree was built. It really stands out on the skyline, since most skyscrapers are not more then 1/3 as tall as the tower. The exterior of the tower is often illuminated in blue at night, mostly in blue but also shifting colours. The cost of building the structure was 600 million USD but it took only four years to build (2008-12). There are 13 elevators totally. There is a mall and a metro station at the tower. It was developed by Tobu Railways and designed by the architect Nikken Sekkei.

There are several observation decks:

Tembo Deck is the lower observation deck at floor 340-350. The large and fast elevator to reach it is called the Tembo Deck, and features a window in the roof with views upwards towards the illuminated elevator shaft. From the deck you can watch thrilling 360 degrees views of this amazing super metropolis, especially impressive at night with all the illuminated landmarks and dazzling lights of Tokyo!

Tembo Galleria is a walking passage on floor 445-450, 450m up in the sky! It is sloping upwards and goes around the tower, with glass windows featuring amazing views of the whole Tokyo! Blue led lights on the floor mark the way up to the summit, called Sorakara Point. On the top there is a skybar, a souvenir shop and a glass roof where you can look down on the ground through a glass window.



https://farm1.staticflickr.com/835/4...65dea52f_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 001 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1802/...c15a030a_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 002 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Towards the top of the world’s tallest tower!

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1782/...125bc371_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 003 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/...727bd3e9_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 004 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1765/...9dc1fd40_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 005 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/...1446f96f_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 008 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Lobby of Skytree

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1801/...c83f0d47_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 007 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/916/4...a3484405_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 009 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1809/...0ddd2b09_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 012 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Elevator

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/...c50a5977_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 049 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1762/...586664b5_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 013 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Elevator roof


VIEWS AT SUNSET:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/...8b2604d9_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 014 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1769/...49419df3_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 015 by Nightsky, on Flickr





https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1761/...0960a883_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 016 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Towards Roppongi, Tokyo Tower


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/924/4...34e0fb6f_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 017 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Towards Tokyo Bay


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/...2088bb1f_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 018 by Nightsky, on Flickr


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1801/...a31d2ca0_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 019 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1762/...3654c351_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 021 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1763/...61dcc822_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 022 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/...125bba8f_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 023 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Odaiba Island and port.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/919/4...b40af0d1_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 024 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/921/4...e6fb998e_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 026 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Sumida River

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/...4a9f2398_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 025 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/925/4...2494839f_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 027 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/...ea83193d_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 028 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/845/4...7b81887a_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 029 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/...acf139df_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 030 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1804/...30488b67_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 031 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Shibuya and Shinjuku
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1830/...3f3082b9_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 032 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1783/...bc2d5127_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 033 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/840/4...79fbdea2_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 034 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/922/4...c2529793_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 035 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/...fab2681d_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 037 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Sumida River

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/...2ec501bf_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 038 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Cars at the bank of Sumida.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1806/...da9728e7_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 036 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Asakusa with Sensoji Temple.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1809/...a14ca561_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 042 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/...e7dbf711_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 044 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Escaltors inside the observation deck.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1787/...0fb8c20b_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 045 by Nightsky, on Flickr


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/925/4...9479bbe3_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 047 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Part of the beams inside the structure.


http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Skytree.html

Nightsky Aug 7, 2018 9:07 AM

THE SKYTREE’S TEMBO GALLERIA:

Tembo Galleria is a walking passage on floor 445-450, 450m up in the sky! It is sloping upwards and goes around the tower, with glass windows featuring amazing views of the whole Tokyo! Blue led lights on the floor mark the way.



https://farm1.staticflickr.com/920/4...797cb3c0_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 050 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/837/2...7721119b_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 051 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1789/...c680df45_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 052 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/...7ded0d1d_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 053 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/835/4...8dffccf7_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 054 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/4...c4c231c2_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 055 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1789/...b3684289_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 057 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1809/...6b82d7ff_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 058 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1766/...e7796578_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 059 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tokyo illuminated bridges!

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1763/...3c590c7f_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 060 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1785/...9137caff_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 061 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/913/4...c0d24fea_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 062 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Even the skyscrapers look very small beneath the Skytree!
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1804/...36516d9d_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 063 by Nightsky, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Skytree.html

Nightsky Aug 9, 2018 11:52 AM

MARVEL EXHIBITION IN SKYTREE:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/913/4...90db48a7_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 064 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/917/4...ed15bd8e_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 065 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1787/...fe9d181d_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 070 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1826/...985d3176_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 073 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/844/4...9e92dac9_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 075 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1762/...77f99b13_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 078 by Nightsky, on Flickr

MORE VIEWS FROM SKYTREE:


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/837/4...aefeb8c9_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 066 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/920/4...7d1bb229_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 067 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/...003de8b3_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 068 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1783/...f92171c1_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 074 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1802/...89c2f216_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 076 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1830/...3cb6d127_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 077 by Nightsky, on Flickr
“Flame building” in Sumida ward



GLASS ROOF OF TOKYO SKYTREE:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/...f4fb5905_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 080 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1809/...6035edff_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 081 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/915/4...e08a94fa_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 083 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1809/...793419de_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 084 by Nightsky, on Flickr

SKYBAR:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/...93b986aa_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 085 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/926/4...be2e09e4_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 086 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/4...a0d8bee6_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 087 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1767/...be7bf704_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 090 by Nightsky, on Flickr

OUTSIDE THE SKYTREE:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/920/4...f866d8da_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 094 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Right outside the tower

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1769/...f0ef51ce_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 096 by Nightsky, on Flickr

The exterior is often illuminated in blue at night, mixed with other colours.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1802/...c26fe2cd_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 097 by Nightsky, on Flickr’

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1828/...dfc12137_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 098 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1802/...352ba9ae_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 101 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/838/4...d26a5fbf_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 102 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1769/...56954686_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 103 by Nightsky, on Flickr


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/913/4...0d292453_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 099 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/839/4...8ac25443_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 104 by Nightsky, on Flickr

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Skytree.html

Nightsky Aug 21, 2018 12:07 PM

SUMIDA RIVER – SUMIDA WARD SEEN FROM ASAKUSA:

Sumida is a special ward on the East banks of Sumida River. Here you find Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest tower. Also some very modern skyscrapers can be found, and the Asahi Breweries HQ with a famous flame sculpture on top. It was designed by French designer and symbolises the passionate heart of the brewery. Philippe Starck A beautiful red bridge connects Asakusa with Sumida. It has 257 000 inhabitants.

Sumida is the largest river of Tokyo, and offers boat cruises.



https://farm1.staticflickr.com/844/2...e3b6bdce_b.jpgSumida 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/...12fe4826_b.jpgSumida 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1765/...0cb25b34_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 109 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/927/4...beef5e48_b.jpgSumida 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1787/...5719d298_b.jpgSumida 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/922/2...84ac6721_b.jpgSumida 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1765/...2e8f265d_b.jpgSumida 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/...f9367e60_b.jpgSumida 08 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/926/4...f52df3ce_b.jpgSumida 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/...606aa55c_b.jpgSumida 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1762/...90f7c982_b.jpgSumida 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/923/2...46aee24c_b.jpgSumida 16 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Sumida River from the local train.



https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1765/...0cb25b34_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 109 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Tokyo Skytree is situated in Sumida ward.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/...6bdbe6aa_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 106 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/...aa23d710_b.jpgTokyo Skytree 105 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Ghibli store near the Skytree.


http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Sumida.html

Nightsky Aug 22, 2018 12:01 PM

GINZA

Ginza is a shopping district in central Tokyo, part of the Chuo ward, that is very typical Tokyo for the visitor, despite getting critisim for being too western already in the 1880s, when the street was filled with lowrise brick buildings and trams.Ginza is filled with neon lights, expensive brand stores and some of the largest departments stores, like Wako (with the iconic Hattori Clock Tower), Mitsukoshi, Hankyu, Seibu and Matsuya, boutiques, restaurants and coffeehouses. Gucci, Chanel, Dior, Apple and H&M all have department stores here, some really tall and narrow. Ginza 6 (or G Six) is a large 12-storey brand new shopping arcade that features 241 stores, restaurants and a rooftop terrace with views. It was built in 2017.Tokyu Plaza is another large complex, with a sloped glass facade.

The core of Ginza is the famous Ginza Crossing, that is one of Tokyo’s most typical symbols, especially the San-ai Building with its circular shape and neon lights. On weekends some of the roads around the crossing are closed for traffic. We visited the Sony Showroom and the Nissan Showroom with futuristic concept cars. Ricoh has their headquarters in the Ricoh building. Kabuki-za Theatre is one of the few historical looking buildings in oriental style in Ginza. It is the principal theater for the kabuki drama form. It was originally built in 1911, rebuilt in 1950, then demolished and rebuilt again in 2013 to survive earthquakes. Ginza is a very expensive area to eat and shop.
Shibuya is a ward and a district, just south of Shinjuku, mostly famous for the Shibuya Crossing, where crowds of people are crossing from all sides at the same time. Surrounding this intersection are Shibuya Station, large buildings with neon lights, department stores and skyscrapers. Tower Records, a large record department store is located in the area.  Shibuya is know for its fashion stores and nightlife for young people. Shibuya 109 is a circular landmark building in one intersection, housing a tall department store for young women. In the 11th century Shibuya was the site for the castle that resided the Shibuya family. Omotesando is a tree-lined avenue with fashion stores and malls with significant architecure, and the venue for the annual St Patrick’s Day parade.
In the Sendagaya district of Shibuya, you find NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building, one of Tokyo’s greatest landmarks. It is a 272m tall skyscraper with a clock tower and spire, built in 2000, that is extending the Shinjuku skyline and can be seen from many parks.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1838/...c8d6c21e_b.jpgGinza 015 by Nightsky, on Flickr
San-ai Building

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1779/...3df07df4_b.jpgGinza 020 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/852/4...689dc6fb_b.jpgGinza 009 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/855/4...144c79c1_b.jpgGinza 004 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/935/4...26699fca_b.jpgGinza 005 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1772/...04d33b93_b.jpgGinza 006 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Wako department store
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/852/4...0b8b500c_b.jpgGinza 007 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/855/4...7020b0fa_b.jpgGinza 100 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/929/4...abe88a60_b.jpgGinza 021 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Nissan Showroom, Ginza Place
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1772/...880620d6_b.jpgGinza 040 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/934/4...e6eec70a_b.jpgGinza 012 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1836/...ff9dee5d_b.jpgGinza 024 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1778/...cda3d3a6_b.jpgGinza 016 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1815/...20bfee5d_b.jpgGinza 026 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/928/4...818285b4_b.jpgGinza 027 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Ginza Six, a new mall
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1778/...97118e30_b.jpgGinza 028 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1838/...a16867d0_b.jpgGinza 033 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1794/...c2e4cb3f_b.jpgGinza 035 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1772/...32e67741_b.jpgGinza 038 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/861/4...7a2d14e8_b.jpgGinza 039 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/...112370b1_b.jpgGinza 043 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Kabuki-za Theatre
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1812/...baf9f2b6_b.jpgGinza 044 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/...9fba0dde_b.jpgGinza 046 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/857/4...58d0b8f2_b.jpgGinza 047 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1816/...2f70c33e_b.jpgGinza 048 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Kabuki-za Theatre
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/855/4...8871a17d_b.jpgGinza 049 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1837/...b3265ac0_b.jpgGinza 050 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/938/4...cc2e9f0c_b.jpgGinza 056 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/939/4...dc1d7ec0_b.jpgGinza 057 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1819/...e346209b_b.jpgGinza 059 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Mitsukoshi department store
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1838/...e98d5ed2_b.jpgGinza 060 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Mitsukoshi’s roof garden
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/941/4...1d30b8ca_b.jpgGinza 061 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/855/4...bb2e6689_b.jpgGinza 062 by Nightsky, on Flickr

GINZA AT SUNSET:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/859/4...1d1e01ce_b.jpgGinza 066 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1798/...9699774e_b.jpgGinza 065 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/942/4...9bb58d8e_b.jpgGinza 067 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/859/4...1c3bb023_b.jpgGinza 068 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/938/4...913637a5_b.jpgGinza 069 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1819/...d0624e56_b.jpgGinza 070 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Ginza Place, with showrooms of Sony and Nissan.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/932/4...2c38b134_b.jpgGinza 071 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1780/...0ec12489_b.jpgGinza 073 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/937/4...79f31e40_b.jpgGinza 074 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1799/...274240b1_b.jpgGinza 077 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1773/...45e6a9c0_b.jpgGinza 076 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Suzuran Street

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Nightsky Aug 23, 2018 11:43 AM

GINZA BY NIGHT:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1797/...1ffdb362_b.jpgGinza 097 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/852/4...7f3864f7_b.jpgGinza 098 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1816/...8da8c582_b.jpgGinza 096 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/852/4...5b677853_b.jpgGinza 095 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1816/...e26213d2_b.jpgGinza 094 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/855/4...fd57f244_b.jpgGinza 093 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/929/4...86daea81_b.jpgGinza 092 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/...0d323ca0_b.jpgGinza 091 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1799/...35d4d642_b.jpgGinza 090 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1779/...e6266518_b.jpgGinza 088 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1775/...74e4cd52_b.jpgGinza 084 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1777/...f21364a6_b.jpgGinza 082 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1832/...b8091818_b.jpgGinza 081 by Nightsky, on Flickr
G Six
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/940/4...0a190d7e_b.jpgGinza 079 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/929/4...e5cdd4a1_b.jpgGinza 078 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/939/4...d46d1746_b.jpgGinza 129 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Gocart caravan at Ginza Crossing.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1816/...cc192736_b.jpgGinza 127 by Nightsky, on Flickr
San-ai Bldg, Ginza Crossing
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1796/...ecf1d402_b.jpgGinza 126 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Wako, Ginza Crossing
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/929/4...529d3895_b.jpgGinza 125 by Nightsky, on Flickr
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VIEWS FROM G SIX:
On top of the new multi-storey G Six mall there is a rooftop garden with nice views of Tokyo:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1840/...b02d1525_b.jpgGinza 172 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1797/...0b0f4456_b.jpgGinza 171 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/4...2b9bd540_b.jpgGinza 170 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1777/...97d7ea88_b.jpgGinza 169 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/940/4...a9e81702_b.jpgGinza 168 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/854/4...a92a035d_b.jpgGinza 167 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1773/...d1838b7f_b.jpgGinza 166 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/937/4...5717c767_b.jpgGinza 165 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1837/...6ab56bba_b.jpgGinza 164 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tokyo Skytree
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/852/4...a1bfe821_b.jpgGinza 163 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1775/...64d3f882_b.jpgGinza 162 by Nightsky, on Flickr
G Six’s garden and view
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/928/4...c35382e3_b.jpgGinza 161 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1815/...37928b16_b.jpgGinza 160 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1832/...0536ccda_b.jpgGinza 115 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tall department store
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1836/...90d64faf_b.jpgGinza 159 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/850/4...c9da7976_b.jpgGinza 121 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/851/2...435269e8_b.jpgGinza 119 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/928/4...4082747c_b.jpgGinza 117 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1795/...ee982bf4_b.jpgGinza 114 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Roof garden, Ginza Six.

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Ginza.html

Nightsky Sep 6, 2018 9:00 AM

ASAKUSA:
- Sensoji Temple, Pagoda, Nakamise-dori, Ekimise, Kaminarimon St, Asakusa Station
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, Orange Street

Asakusa is a district in the Taito ward, mostly famous for the Senso-ji Shrine, a buddhist temple. Senso-ji is Tokyo’s oldest and most significant temple with its red colour and pagoda. It is a very popular tourist attraction and the centerpiece piece of Tokyo’s largest and wildest festival, Sanja Matsuri. Women dressed as geishas can be seen in the area, of which 45 active working. Asakusa has a character of a Chinese area, especially Kaminarimon Street and the rest of the area around the station. Above Asakusa Station is the shopping mall Ekimise, anchored by a Matsuya department store. This is the station where we approached the train to Nikko.
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center is a 7-storey building with tourist information, that also offers great views of Tokyo. The wooden architecture is very special, it was designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates and built 2009-2012.
There are several shopping arcades in traditional Japanese style around the temple, with markets, shops and cafés. Nakamise-dori is the most famous one, facing the temple, 250m long with 89 shops. There are many ryokans, other shrines and traditional restaurants (we visited one of them) in the area. Asakusa has a greater concentration of buildings as old as from the 1950s and 60s then other parts of Tokyo. People celebrating a buddhist ceremony passed by and entered the station while we bought tickets. There is also a large Brazilian presence in the area. Boat cruises along Sumida River departs from the river banks of Asakusa. Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest tower, can be seen from most parts of Asakusa as it is situated just on the other side of Sumida River.


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/...7bb5dc62_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_003 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1825/...63785cd8_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_004 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/4...44770063_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_006 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/...9c590679_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_007 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/...6ee9fcca_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_011 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Kaminarimon Street

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1823/...544a2e04_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_012 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Kaminarimon Street

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1725/...d117c9eb_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_013 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1827/...544a2e04_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_014 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/...ffc6f08e_h.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_016 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1789/...a3e4698c_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_015 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/...f376ce05_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_018 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/883/4...1b2d1253_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_019 by Nightsky, on Flickr

ASAKUSA MARKETS, ARCADES:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/...c2b79f4d_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_021 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1810/...2050a3df_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_023 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/...633f8df0_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_027 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/876/4...3cc05fda_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_028 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/...5219cf78_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_031 by Nightsky, on Flickr
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https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1731/...2e542c21_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_033 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1787/...49965cf7_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_034 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/...eda88622_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_035 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1767/...9e87363d_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_038 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/...5cab9c49_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_039 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/4...207a5ce2_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_042 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1830/...fe66911d_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_043 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/...f78fc7df_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_044 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1766/...b6eb4c1a_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_045 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/...ca80dff3_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_047 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1755/...6b3efa6e_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_049 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1830/...b970830b_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_050 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1738/...63acffdd_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_051 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Orange St.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/...27d4f5f6_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_053 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1770/...b82a4ae5_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_054 by Nightsky, on Flickr


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/4...a3f5be2f_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_055 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/...9a1888a1_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_059 by Nightsky, on Flickr


NAKAMISE-DORI:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/4...ab1aba36_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_060 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1725/...53fd60d7_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_063 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1736/...0974a918_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_064 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/...59680f8c_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_065 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1765/...0ac0b9d6_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_066 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1806/...59fd0038_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_067 by Nightsky, on Flickr



https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/...5960f864_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_068 by Nightsky, on Flickr


http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Asakusa.html

Nightsky Sep 11, 2018 11:02 AM

SENSOJI TEMPLE in Asakusa:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/896/4...2c0f7b64_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_069 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1829/...5960f864_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_070 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1749/...c7468f06_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_072 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1756/...35dd04af_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_073 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/...3905eea5_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_074 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1722/...ea7d521b_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_075 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1827/...cdc60928_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_076 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1801/...3905eea5_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_078 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/4...36a875ff_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_079 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/4...4de4ae60_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_080 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1737/...c2d6ab4c_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_081 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/...19a53b5a_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_082 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1804/...0f9283cc_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_083 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1760/...c2d6ab4c_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_084 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1806/...d31d66ed_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_086 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/...3396f0f2_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_088 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/...7d86fb1a_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_089 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/4...015b9f54_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_090 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/891/4...8cbc4954_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_092 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1809/...3396f0f2_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_093 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/...f57efc00_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_094 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/4...94023252_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_097 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/...f125f67f_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_098 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1757/...631b574e_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_102 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/...2836583d_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_103 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/...b1a66d79_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_104 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/899/4...b064e55f_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_105 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1753/...7cf38a8c_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_106 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/...0b07f863_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_107 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1758/...1d1ff694_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_108 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/...1d1ff694_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_110 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/...3012a1a1_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_111 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/...e695a9b8_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_113 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1725/...43773a2c_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_114 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/891/4...7e726b54_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_116 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1828/...48e0a81d_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_119 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1751/...b24ed986_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_122 by Nightsky, on Flickr


http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Asakusa.html

Nightsky Sep 11, 2018 11:03 AM

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/...c2319a5e_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_123 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/...7e570b83_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_126 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1735/...2ff1412c_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_127 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/...d4a00c7a_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_129 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/4...b87163b8_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_130 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/...677a24ef_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_132 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1741/...29636728_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_133 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Buddhist ritual at Asakusa Station, near the temple.

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Asakusa.html

Nightsky Sep 11, 2018 11:04 AM

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/...c2319a5e_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_123 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/...7e570b83_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_126 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1735/...2ff1412c_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_127 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/...d4a00c7a_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_129 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/4...b87163b8_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_130 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/...677a24ef_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_132 by Nightsky, on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1741/...29636728_b.jpgTokyo_Asakusa_133 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Buddhist ritual at Asakusa Station, near the temple.

http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Asakusa.html

Nightsky Sep 12, 2018 12:21 PM

AZABU-JUBAN:

Just South of Roppongi is Azabu-Juban, a nice lively residential area with Japanese shops, restaurants, cafés and supermarkets. Azabu-Juban has somewhat of a smalltown feeling with a lower tempo the the surrounding areas.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/4...f2282416_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_01 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1796/...df405145_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_02 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/876/4...b105c3d9_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_03 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1773/...bd65e581_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_04 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1775/...6bf05d5e_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_06 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1773/...7cb62f55_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_07 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1806/...7c513705_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_08 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/...e0c8f006_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_10 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/900/4...8df37ae0_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_11 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/...8dc646d4_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_15 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1813/...503b92d4_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_16 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/...3d9cd858_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_17 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1809/...6b7e399d_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_18 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1761/...e0771dd4_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_19 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1774/...30ab2466_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_22 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1793/...5faf5fe6_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_24 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/...26091fd9_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_25 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1817/...46e2f9f3_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_27 by Nightsky, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/4...343e4ed4_b.jpgTokyo_Azabu_Juban_31 by Nightsky, on Flickr


http://worldtravelimages.net/Tokyo_Azabu.html

Nightsky Sep 14, 2018 12:10 PM

ROPPONGI:


Roppongi is a district, part of the Minato ward where many westeners live. It literally means ”six trees”. The area is know for its many nightclubs, concerts, restaurants, bars and other forms of entertainment. The centerpiece of the Roppongi district is since 2003 the 238m high Mori Tower, standing on a hill. It is one of the world’s largest buildings by floor space, has 54 floors and features a 6-storey shopping galleria as well as the Mori Arts Center, a museum on the top floors of the building (with a circular atrium reminding of the dome of the Reichstag in Berlin) and an outdoor observation deck. Roppongi is one of the few hilly districts of Tokyo, especially Roppongi Hills. The Roppongi intersection is famous, featuring a highway bridge with a text ”Roppongi” crossing. Almond Café is a popular meeting place. At night it comes alive with neon lights and clubs . One of two Hard Rock Cafés in Tokyo is in Roppongi, and the Snoopy Museum. Next to Mori Tower is lots of expensive brand stores, and the Grand Hyatt hotel. Opposite the tower is a popular spider sculpture. In the slopy Roppongi Hills there is a quiet residential area with mainly small scale townhouses and a few residential highrises, reminding a bit of San Francisco. Midtown Tokyo is a complex built in 2007, in Akasaka near Roppongi, that includes the 2nd tallest skyscraper in Tokyo (248m), that also features a mall, sculptures, a garden, a Ritz-Carlton hotel, offices, restaurants and more.


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