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TokyoStreetView - March 08, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Happo-En Garden (4K VIDEO)
Happo-en is much more than your average gorgeous hidden Japanese garden in central Tokyo. Actually, the core business of the location is to celebrate weddings and other events with a wide selection of facilities made to please those looking for something more traditional.
SCENE IN TOKYO: Hatsune Miku Minivan in Akihabara!
In this publication’s namesake Akihabara district (pre-AKB48ification, mind you), one of the most important categories used to evaluate individuals is known as the Ambient Otaku Threat Level Barometer. How do we judge this artifact of otaku culture?
TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Nezu-Jingja Shrine (4K VIDEO)
According to the temple’s history, the Nezu Temple or Nezu-Jinha Shrine was founded 1900 years ago by the legendary priest Yamato Takeru no Mikoto in Sendagi (Near Nippori). It was only during the Edo era that the temple was relocated to its current location.
Tokyo Marathon Brings out the Cosplayers (SFW GALLERY)
It comes as no surprise then that the subculture-gone-mainstream finds purchase in a 36,000-strong public sporting event. All we really have to say about that is: “WELL DONE! BRAVO! YOU ALL LOOKED FABULOUS!”
TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Daiba to Shimbashi on the Yurikamome Line (4K VIDEO)
We did not expect to receive a request to post a non-lapsed, realtime version of our Yurikamome Hyperlapse, but we did, and here it is. Enjoy the unaltered, 15-minute long 4K Video of the ride on the Yurikamome line from Daiba Station to Shimbashi Station on the privately owned and operated Yurikamome commuter line.

TokyoStreetView - February 16, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Roppongi Hills (4K VIDEO)
Aside from its rather unpleasant history, Roppongi Hills is famous for its shopping areas, large selection of nice restaurants, and its large esplanade where companies organize events all year long. It offers a stunning panoramic view of Tokyo from either its rooftop, the Sky Deck, or from the 52nd floor of the building.
Tokyo Police Use Ninja Skills to End 8-Hour Standoff
We can’t definitively report that the Tokyo Police employ actual ninjas per se - but, this did happen in the capital of Ninja Land, and it does shows two undeniably badass Tokyo cops rappelling from the roof and bursting into a 14th-floor high-rise apartment.
TokyoStreetView: Gifu Shirakawa-Go, Ogimachi; Winter Part I (4K VIDEO)
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Shirakawa-Go is one of the hottest tourist spots in Japan, and definite mus-see. Located in the remote mountains of Gifu prefecture, Shirakawa-Go is famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses with some as old as 250 years.
Cloudy Yokohama Time Lapse is Visual Romance (VIDEO)
The video was shot on an overcast, cloudy day, but it gives Yokohama a certain ambiance, a certain something...just feels like romance. Mysterious Tokyo photographer darwinfish105, we really, really like you.

Reno J. Tibke - February 02, 2015

 SCENE IN TOKYO: Squid Snacks in Shinjuku!
Japanese food is pretty great, but when it comes to the epic range of water-dwelling animals that are consumed and their methods of preparation, non-Japanese can quickly come to the realization that, beyond novelty and stunt-eating for fun, things can get a little bit goofy, if not unsettling.

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