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TokyoStreetView - May 19, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Yasukuni Shrine (4K VIDEO)
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.
TokyoStreetView: Nikko Toshogu Shrine (4K VIDEO)
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.
Surreal Tokyo: "In Motion," by Aaron Grimes (VIDEO)
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.

TokyoStreetView - April 26, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Akihabara! (4K VIDEO)
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...
Tokyo Bridge Dolly Shots are Liquid Visual Nostalgia
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.
TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Yanaka Cemetery (4K VIDEO)
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.
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!

TokyoStreetView - April 06, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Tower (4K VIDEO)
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).
SCENE IN TOKYO: Tama Monorail High Above Tachikawa
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.

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