Several centuries before Ginza became synonymous with luxury, it was actually a swamp. Only after a major fire in 1872 that burnt down most of the larger area did the Meiji government decided to rebuild it into a model of modernization!
Meguro Gajoen offers some very interesting attractions, among which are: indoor traditional restaurant/tea ceremony rooms, gardens with gorgeous wooden painting fresque, a nice little pond, and a selection of restaurants that are featured in the Tokyo edition of the famous Michelin Guide!
Until 1914, Shiodome was known as the Shimbashi railway terminal, but since 1984 it has slowly transformed into one of Tokyo’s most modern areas, where luxury hotels and business buildings rule the roost. There's even a clock designed by Studio Ghibli and heavily inspired by the movie Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (ハウルの動く城), or Howl’s Moving Castle.
Yasukuni Shrine is unfortunately known by many outside Japan as a center of controversy. In truth, the shrine is simply dedicated to anyone - Japanese or not, soldier or not - who lost their life while serving Japan. Though modest in size, Yasukuni is nonetheless an impressive shrine and a place to relax when needed.
Tokyo Station holds a special place in the hearts of Tokyo residents. Despite being over 100 years old, the main building still remains the same and is actually one of Tokyo’s architectural treasures thanks to its unique design and brick walls.
It's easy to grow accustomed to the bombast of everyday life here in Tokyo, but it's also nice to get an occasional reminder of how beautiful the city can be. Photographer and videographer Aaron Grimes' In Motion elegantly captures what the majority of Tokyo's denizens probably take for granted.
It was after the second world war that Akihabara became Tokyo’s hottest market for electronics and other household goods, but it wasn’t until around 1980 that Akihabara started to became the place to go for all your computer needs - and then, it changed again...
His latest video is self-described as merely a test, that he's merely examining the capabilities of time lapse dolly shots here in the world’s largest city/metropolitan area. Passing marks from us on this test. If these are just the trials, the practice runs, we can't wait to see what he'll deliver this summer. Stay tuned - you'll see it here.
Yanaka is primarily famous for its vast cemetery where people come not only to pay respects to their ancestors and loved ones, but also to stroll about and let the kids enjoy a bit of fun at one of the playgrounds! Yep you read that correctly: Yanaka cemetery hosts a few playgrounds for kids.
Anyone can set up a camera for long exposure shots, but there’s undeniable artistry in choosing one’s subject matter, mastering the composition process, and holding true to a theme; Tokyo, a contemplation of the profound socio-technological complexity of the largest city in human history, delivers an exemplar thereof.