Welcome to Tokyo!
Tokyo has no shortage of sight seeing spot and unique architectures.
You never be dismissed wherever you go, but I’ll introduce some of my favorite places, just in case you are too indecisive to go.
You can also read my interview in the latest Tokyo Weekender.
1. TOKYO TOWER
The highest newly rival “TOKYO SKY TREE” is much popular these days.
However don’t forget the ever time icon Tokyo Tower.
Capturing a famous icon with a unique way is always challenging, but still you have some room for it. I could do with my way style, so you do.
It’s not a tower actually but a unique building in Shinjuku.
The official name of the architecture is “Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower“, which is educational facility run by Mode Gakuen.
It’s not fully opened for visitors, but just looking for its unique exterior, you actually don’t need to enter the facility.
But don’t close the facility too much with your tripod, then a security come for stopping your activity. Take a moderate distance from it.
We Japanese call it “Tocho” in short.
It’s a massive and gigantic architecture. It looks like a fortress.
However security was not so strict that you can use your tripod or ND filters for long exposures.
Designed by Kenzo Tange.
The building is curved and distorted, not by an natural disaster but was designed initially so.
Ginza is so very fashionable district, where pretty neat and clean, that your wife or girlfriend are happy to come with you to “De Beers“, a diamond company. Just take care not to inside the building with them.
Junctions are the last resorts for people who are get tired of shooting popular sites.
Hakozaki is the most popular, chaotic look of junction, and there are many attractive siblings nearby.
I’m sure just try to visiting all the junctions, your time in Tokyo would be gone.
Do you want to know more about Hakozaki? Please check my old post.
6. The Rainbow Bride
This is one of my favorite bridge in Tokyo. It’s so popular that I bet you’ve already have seen it in so many photo somewhere in the Web.
Still you have to visit there on your own and try to shoot your version of “the Rainbow bridge”.
After shooting the rainbow bridge, if you have a little time, why don’t you stop by Ariake Junction?
Is Junction an architecture? Maybe, maybe not. I don’t care of the definition of “architecture”, . I just care about “beauty” of the structure.
The combination of the highways and pillars certainly forms the city scape in Tokyo, where you should not miss while your stay in the mega city.
If you had a bad weather while your stay in Tokyo, why don’t you go to anywhere inside: Tokyo international forum is the best place for you.
The well designed, Si-Fi looking interior definitely catch your eyes. I bet you can spend whole day there.
9. Tokyo Sky Tree
After all you should not miss now the highest tower in Tokyo. Just go and climb the tower, so you can get the astonishing view.
Get tired of the crowd there? Just having 5 minutes walk, there is the famous spot, on the small bridge, where you can shoot the complete reflection of the tower.
I’ve been introducing some of my favorite and popular places, but if you crave a unique image, find your favorite place where you can’t find in any guide books or the Net.
So here is a blank space for you.
Just walk around the hotel you stay, or just go to an non-sight seeing spot with your hunch. I always can find an interesting subject around or on the way to my initial destination. And always, it was much interesting for shooting them than already-shot-staled popular subjects.