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.
Granted, Daikanyama looks like a maze that requires you to be extra curious to find what you are looking for, but that is part of its charm. Whether you are a fan of vintage clothing or the latest brands, you will no doubt find it there. And when you have the chance to visit, we've got restaurant recommendations, too!
Tokyo Tower is in fact thinner than the Eiffel Tower, but 13 meters taller at 333 total. For over half a century, it was the pinnacle of Tokyo and the best place to enjoy a unique view of the region thanks to its two observation decks (at 150m and 250m).
This short clip was shot from an elevated walkway approximately 15 feet (4.5 m) above ground, which places the Tama Monorail’s track roughly 50 feet (15 m) in the air. Trains in the sky totally look like the future came early.
Japanese senior citizen fashion and cuisine in full effect! Strolling down this 800m-long street, you will find no less than 200 shops that sell pretty much everything that a Japanese senior citizen needs and loves.
At the same summer festival in Ebisu that was featured in last week's Let's Visit Tokyo video, we were able to capture one of the Taiko acts from the opening ceremony on one of the days. Watch an entire Taiko session from start to finish in front of Ebisu station.
Like an elaborate sculpture, it can take up to a year to make such a doll from start to finish. Due to the delicate nature of the materials involved and the time required for the paint to dry, doll masters pay close attention to humidity when working. They sometimes need up to a month to finish a doll’s head.
Senior Contributor Nayalan Moodley has produced more than 300 Tokyo Street Shots across 5 collections, and the super-popular series has been a ton of fun, but all good things must do what they do: this is the final TSS.
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.
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?