Japan

Tokyo at Night, as seen from World Trade Center

Tokyo can be so overwhelming.

e

It really is a buzzing metropolis of tall buildings, blinding lights, whizzing cars and dense population.

14199581_10154599226618578_2487808785441450487_n

14206105_10154601974148578_4980678881534862636_o

Having previously lived in Okinawa for 6 months, I was really taken by surprise on how different mainland Japan is.

14249809_10154601973648578_1718881162937525570_o

13347020_10154342036998578_7763804627025850071_n

Tokyo is the largest city in terms of population.

14231367_10154601974153578_676166383736808086_o

Things here can get congested, crazy, bizarre, chaotic and beautiful. Just get to one of the markets or train stations then you’ll know what I’m talking about.

14196054_10154601973643578_6896720915451780249_o

And as much as I love going places where I find peace and quiet, truth is, I am a big city kind of guy because I grew up in one.

14242353_10154601973838578_4007893707451771398_o

I am an explorer and an observe so I love it when there’s so much to see and do in a city.

14207587_10154601974258578_7469219740307824154_o

14242475_10154601974138578_2894061348160995061_o

The stream of commuters passing you by left and right at a train station, the outrageous signs and decorations of shops and restaurants, the array of colors and characters, the cheerful noises of greeting and invitations, intimidating skyscrapers, the maze of traffic and the congregation of pedestrians, the procession of delicacies, the unexpected quirks and surprises you encounter along the way, Japan really can be so much, but with so much to offer.

14207740_10154601973988578_3312582702626134921_o

It is overwhelming, but that sense of being in the midst of movements and sights is an incredible and wonderful feeling, and it gives great perspectives.

Last Call …

14125488_10154601973843578_3577819611047126620_o

Advertisements

Categories: Japan, Travel

Tagged as: ,

31 replies »

  1. Thanks for allowing me a first in-depth viewing of the Big City in Japan. I don’t think I’d last long in such a place, but I can see that, with some guidance, a journey through it would be something else!

    • You’d fare well somewhere in Nagano. The times I was there, I see people fishing. Fishing here in Japan is big, so I don’t think you’d have a problem being here. 🙂

  2. A big, modern city by night is mesmerising isn’t it? Does Tokyo feel safe? I guess it does for a fit young man. I’d love the markets and the architecture, our tower photo is gorgeous!

  3. A wonderful view of a city that seems is built on ‘controlled chaos’ ~ almost a magical feeling when looking at the view at night. An incredible city, and you do it justice with both your photos and words.

    • You know. I had a sentence with the phrase “controlled chaos” but I decided to not include from the way I set up my writing. I love that you always know what Im talking about.

  4. Although a city of this size would feel overwhelming to me, we do love big cities and their energy as well as being out in nature. I do love your low-light photography, something I need to work on.

    • I need to work on my night photography. I struggled here. I couldn’t achieve any sharpness. Oh well, I have to be okay with what I got. Thanks anyways, Lu. And Buon Viaggo, mi amica.

  5. enjoyed the colorful night shots – and the couple looking out at the end was a nice closing shot – love the photo with the orange curves of highways – such a cool place R….

  6. Beautiful Tokyo by night! I like your pix of the Tokyo Tower. It was many years ago when I visited Tokyo, which always reminds me of my original hometown Hong Kong. If you go to HK, let me know what you think of the night scenery from the Peak.

  7. Bit like my worst nightmare 🙂 🙂 Look at all those people!!!! I do like the big city vibe now and again, but monster buildings aren’t for me. I’ve never even been sure that I’d like NYC! But if somebody bought me a ticket I’d go check it out. 🙂

Don't be shy to say hi.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s