Tempting by htkay
April 11, 2009, 5:26 pm
Filed under: Architecture, Night, People, Photography, Tokyo, Tourism

There are always so many oppurtunities for photos around Tokyo, especially when night falls and the lights come on… its the classic shot of Tokyo; the vertical advertisements underlined by the streaks of white and red traffic.


Yet we were unable to catch the shot, this photo was taken in the few seconds it takes a security guard to spot you taking a photo, walk over and stop you from taking the photo. It began to get frustrating, we had been here three days and only managed a handful of decent night shots.

We know there are thousands of photos of Tokyo at night, but its nice to have one that you took, so planning a night shoot when we had the time was in order, rather than taking them as we rushed for the last train…




Akihabara (Electric City) by nim
April 5, 2009, 9:23 pm
Filed under: Night, Photography, Tokyo


A tired cab driver waits for the traffic lights to change- Akihabara turns in for the night about 10 o’clock.

Traffic by htkay
April 5, 2009, 4:59 pm
Filed under: Night, People, Photography, Tokyo

Even at 11:00pm Tokyo was still going as we made our way to the Ginza metro stop.






Night Cap by htkay
April 5, 2009, 4:42 pm
Filed under: 18794210, Architecture, Night, Photography, Tokyo

To finish off the first full day….



These two structures are found directly opposite from each other across a quiet road in Harajuku. One a modern garage and one a traditional torii.