Tokyo

Skyscrapers in Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Skyscrapers in Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Tokyo

is the capital of Japan.
It is the largest megalopolis in the world with a population of 12 million people. There are more than 700,000 business offices, and over 9 million people work.


Shinjyuku Skyscrapers viewed from Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo, 2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shinjyuku Skyscrapers viewed from Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo

2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Shinjyuku Skyscrapers viewed from Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo, 2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Shinjyuku Skyscrapers viewed from Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo, 2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Night Views in Tokyo

Shinjyuku Skyscrapers viewed from Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo

2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shinjyuku Skyscrapers viewed from Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo

2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto


Tsukishima and Harumi Island viewed from Seiroka Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Kachidokibashi and Rainbow Bridge viewed from Seiroka Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Tsukiji viewed from Seiroka Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Central Tokyo viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Odaiba viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Shinjyuku Skyscrapers viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shinjyuku Skyscrapers viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Central Tokyo viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Odaiba viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

From Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Views From Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

Views From Seiroka Garden Tower

View from Triton Square Tower

Harumi viewed from Triton Square Tower, Tokyo

2005-10, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Tsukiji viewed from Seiroka Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Kachidokibashi and Rainbow Bridge viewed from Seiroka Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Tsukishima and Harumi Island viewed from Seiroka Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Harumi viewed from Triton Square Tower, Tokyo, 2005-10, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Night Views

Huge megalopolis energy and urban activities of Tokyo can be viewed from several towers at night.

Views From Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Tokyo metropolitan government building (Tokyo City Hall) is located in Shinjyuku, eastern center of Tokyo. It was built in 1991 and is 243m high. There are two observation rooms in the office open to public (free) and visitors can enjoy beautiful views of Skyscrapers in Shinjyuku.

Views From Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

Roppongi Hills is a newly redeveloped city completed in 2003. It has office spaces, in which leading financial, information technology venture companies are concentrated, residences, shops, restaurants, a cinema complex, a museum, and a hotel. Mori Tower is the central building of the Roppongi Hills. It is 250m high. There are many embassies in Roppongi. It is a unique area where foreigners gather.

Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo, 2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo

2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Views From Seiroka Garden Tower

Seiroka Garden Tower is located near the Tsukiji Market just beside the Sumida River not far from the Tokyo Waterfront development. It is 221m high and has fantastic views of waterfront area.

Metropolitan Govenment Building is a greenish twin tower on left center. Strong illuminations on right are entertainment areas such as Kabukityo.

Mt. Fuji from Seiroka Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Mt. Fuji is seen just left side of Tokyo Tower.

Mt. Fuji from Seiroka Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

360 degree View of Tokyo from Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

Kokyo and Kasumigaseki viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Shiodome and Tokyo Tower viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Odaiba and Shinagawa viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Yokohama direction and Ebisu viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Kokyo and Kasumigaseki viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shiodome and Tokyo Tower viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Odaiba and Shinagawa viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Yokohama direction and Ebisu viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shibuya viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Ikebukuro and Akasaka viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shinjyuku viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Ikebukuro and Akasaka viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Shibuya viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Shinjyuku viewed from Roppongi Hills Tower, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

360 degree View of Tokyo from Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

The best place to see entire Tokyo, the largest megalopolis in the world, is an observation deck of Mori Tower located at about 250m above see level on Roppongi Hills. This Tower commands a most beautiful view of the entire city because it is close to the center of city and is not surrounded by skyscrapers of similar height.

Minatomirai 21 from Roppongi Hills, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Landmark Tower (290m) amd other major buildings of Minatomirai 21 in Yokohama can be seen from Roppongi Hills Tower.

Minatomirai 21 from Roppongi Hills

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Imperial Palace and National Administration Area in Kasumigaseki

Buildings around Imperial Palace, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Buildings around Imperial Palace, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Buildings around Imperial Palace, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Buildings around Imperial Palace, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Buildings around Imperial Palace, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Buildings around Imperial Palace, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Buildings around Imperial Palace, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Buildings around Imperial Palace, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Buildings around Imperial Palace, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Buildings around Imperial Palace, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Japanese Garden in Kokyo (Imperial Palace), Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Japanese Garden in Kokyo (Imperial Palace), Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Nijyubashi Bridge of Kokyo (Imperial Palace), Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Nijyubashi Bridge of Kokyo (Imperial Palace), Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Buildings around Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Buildings around Hibiya Park, Tokyo

2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Buildings around Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Buildings around Hibiya Park, Tokyo

2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Government Ministries, Kasumigaseki, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Government Ministries, Kasumigaseki, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Government Ministries, Kasumigaseki, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Government Ministries, Kasumigaseki, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Diet Building, Tokyo

2006-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Government Ministries, Kasumigaseki, Tokyo, 2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Government Ministries, Kasumigaseki, Tokyo

2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
The Diet Building, Tokyo, 2006-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Government Ministries, Kasumigaseki, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Government Ministries, Kasumigaseki, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Imperial Palace

The Kokyo (Imperial Palace, the residence of Japan's Imperial Family) is located on the former Edo Castle, a huge area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo. The Nijyubashi (two bridges) is an entrance to the inner palace. The eastern area of the Palace are gardens often open to the public.

Prestigious Business District

There is a large plaza in front of the Imperial Palace called Kokyo Gaien. Around the Kokyo Gaien is Japan's most prestigious business district. There are headquarters or Tokyo branches of many of Japan's largest companies.

Kasumigaseki

Kasumigaseki is the center of national administration and politics of Japan. Almost all ministries are located in this area. The Diet Building, Prime Minister's official residence are located in Nagatacho, west of Kasumigaseki.

Shibuya, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Shibuya, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shibuya, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shibuya, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Commercial and Entertainment Districts
(Ginza, Shinjyuku, and Shibuya)


Shibuya

The Ginza

The Ginza, Tokyo

2006-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
The Ginza, Tokyo, 2006-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza, Tokyo

2009-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza, Tokyo

2009-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza and Yurakucho, Tokyo

2009-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza, Tokyo

2009-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza, Tokyo

2009-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza, Tokyo

2009-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza, Tokyo

2009-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza and Yurakucho, Tokyo

2009-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza and Yurakucho, Tokyo

2009-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shinjyuku, Tokyo

2007-012, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shinjyuku


Shinjyuku, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Yasukunidori, Shinjyuku, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Kabukicho, Shinjyuku, Tokyo

2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Shinjyuku, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Yasukunidori, Shinjyuku, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Kabukicho, Shinjyuku, Tokyo, 2006-05, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Commercial and Entertainment Districts

Ginza, Shinjyuku, and Shibuya are famous shopping and amusement areas in Tokyo. There are many shops, restaurants, cinema complexes, etc. Numerous neon signs illuminate all-night entertainment areas.

The Ginza is the most prestigious and expensive. Shinjyuku is popular among ordinary people, especially adults. Shibuya is popular among young people especially teens.

The Ginza

Night clubs in the Ginza are very expensive and often used for business entertainment. Many taxies are waiting for good customers to go long distance to home late at night.

Shinjyuku

Shinjyuku is the commercial and administrative center of Tokyo with heavy concentration of people, department stores, shops, cinemas, hotels, etc. Shinjyuku station is said to be the busiest station in the world and over 500,000 people use this station everyday. There is a town called Kabuki-cho, which never sleeps, well known for adult entertainment.

Shibuya

Shibuya is a commercial and entertainment district with several famous fashion department stores near Shibuya Station. Shibuya is always crowded with teenagers day and night . The intersection crossing in front of Shibuya Station uses a four-way stop to allow pedestrians to pass the entire intersection.

Akihabara


Akihabara, Tokyo

2007-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara, Tokyo

2007-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara, Tokyo

2007-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara, Tokyo

2007-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara, Tokyo

2007-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara, Tokyo

2009-11, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara, Tokyo

2007-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara, Tokyo

2007-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara, Tokyo

2007-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara, Tokyo

2009-11, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara, Tokyo

2007-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara, Tokyo

2007-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara, Tokyo

2009-11, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Akihabara 

is huge shopping area with thousands of shops selling every electrical gadget from computers to video games, electronic parts, DVDs, anime, manga and figures. It is a place that gathers fanatics (called Otaku) of those themes.

Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Kunitachi, Tokyo, 2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Showakinen Park, Tokyo, 2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Kunitachi, Tokyo

2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Kunitachi, Tokyo, 2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Kunitachi, Tokyo

2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Kunitachi, Tokyo

2007-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Kunitachi, Tokyo

2009-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

After Sakura, Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2009-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

After Sakura, Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2009-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

After Sakura, Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2009-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Spring in Tokyo: Sakura in full bloom



Spring in Tokyo: After Sakura

Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Hibiya Park, Tokyo

2006-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shinjyuku, Tokyo

2008-03, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Ueno Park, Tokyo

2008-03 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Rikugien Garden, Tokyo

2008-03 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo

2012-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo

2012-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo

2012-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo

2012-04, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Sakura

Sakura is one of Japanese national flowers and can be seen all over Japan. Sakura in full bloom are breathtaking, and people enjoy the spring under the beautiful Sakura trees. Sakura in full bloom last very short (less than a week) and Sakura blossoms fall like confetti shower. 

After Sakura

Other different flowers and new green leaves start to decorate the city. 




Showakinen Park

Showakinen Park is located west of Tokyo built as a memorial park of the Showa Emperor. (This park is near the Head Office of NPO InterCoS.)
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Summer in Tokyo: Hanabi Festival

Hanabi Festival, Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2009-07, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Hanabi Festival, Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2009-07, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Hanabi Festival, Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2009-07, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Hanabi Festival, Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2009-07, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Hanabi Festival, Hachioji, Tokyo

2009-08, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Hanabi Festival, Hachioji, Tokyo

2009-08, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Hanabi Festival, Hachioji, Tokyo

2009-08, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Hanabi Festival, Hachioji, Tokyo

2009-08, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Summer

Summer in Tokyo is hot and humid.  There are not very many beautiful flowers in this season.  Instead, people enjoy a display of giant hanabi fireworks exploding in the night sky.

Each starburst has a few hundred meter diameter and lasts just about 10 seconds. Tens of thousands of hanabi fireworks are launched in a short time period of one or two hours in one festival.

Hanabi fireworks are the symbol of Japnese summer. Hundreds hanabi festivals are held in Japan.

Japanese hanabi fireworks are known to be most gorgeous and elaborate in the world. They are famous for their perfect roundness and harmoniously blended, multicolored layers that blossom out into the night sky.


Summer Festival

Summer Festival, Hachioji, Tokyo

2009-08, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Summer Festival, Hachioji, Tokyo

2009-08, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Summer Festival, Hachioji, Tokyo

2009-08, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Summer Festival, Hachioji, Tokyo

2009-08, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Summer Festival, Hachioji, Tokyo

2009-08, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Hibiya Park, Tokyo

2006-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2006-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Rikugien Garden, Tokyo, 2006-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Rikugien Garden, Tokyo

2006-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Ueno Park, Tokyo

2007-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Ginko trees around the Diet Building (MEXT Building under Construction), Tokyo

2006-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Ginko trees around the Diet Building (MEXT Building under Construction), Tokyo, 2006-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Diet Building, Tokyo

2006-12, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2010-11 , (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2010-11 , (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Autumn in Tokyo: Mominj

The University of Tokyo

2011-12 , (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The University of Tokyo

2011-12 , (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The University of Tokyo

2011-12 , (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Autumn

Beautiful momiji (red and yellow leaves) in autumn can be seen in several parks and gardens even in Tokyo.

Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Showakinen Park, Tokyo

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Keyakizaka, Roppongi hills, Tokyo

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Christmas Season in Tokyo: Fantastic Decoration

Keyakizaka, Roppongi hills, Tokyo

2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Keyakizaka, Roppongi hills, Tokyo

2007-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Roppongi Hills Keyakizaka


Tokyo Midtown



Syowakinen Park

Keyakizaka, Roppongi hills, Tokyo

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Keyakizaka, Roppongi hills, Tokyo

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Tokyo Mid Town

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Tokyo Mid Town

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Tokyo Mid Town, Roppongi, Tokyo

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Tokyo Mid Town, Roppongi, Tokyo

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Tokyo Dome City (Korakuen)

Tokyo Dome City (Korakuen)

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Tokyo Dome City (Korakuen)

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Tokyo Dome City (Korakuen)

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Tokyo Fantasia 2007, Hibiya Park

2007-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Baccarat Eternal Lights, Yebisu Garden Place, Tokyo

2007-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Hibiya Part, Yebisu Garden Place, and Shinjyuku


Shinjyuku, Tokyo

2010-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Odaiba, Tokyo

2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Odaiba, Tokyo

2007-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Odaiba, Tokyo

2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Odaiba, Tokyo, 2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Odaiba, Tokyo, 2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba, Tokyo

2007-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Odaiba

The Ginza


The Ginza, Tokyo

2009-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza, Tokyo

2009-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza, Tokyo

2009-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza, Tokyo

2009-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

The Ginza, Tokyo

2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Marunouchi, Tokyo

2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Yurakucho, Tokyo

2009-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Marunouchi, Tokyo, 2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Marunouchi, Tokyo

2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Marunouchi, Tokyo, 2006-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Marunouchi, Yurakucho

Yurakucho, Tokyo

2009-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shiodome, Tokyo

2007-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shiodome, Tokyo

2007-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Caretta Shiodome, Tokyo

2007-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Shiodome Shiosate

Caretta Shiodome, Tokyo

2009-12 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Night in Tokyo is decorated fantastic in Christmas and New Year seasons with millions of LEDs.

This best decollations are in the areas of:

  • Roppongi hills

  • Tokyo Mid Town

  • Tokyo Dome City (Korakuen)

  • Shiodome

  • Marunouchi

  • Ginza

  • Yebisu Garden Place

  • Shinjyuku

  • Odaiba

  • Showakinen Park

Keyakizaka, around Roppongi hills is well known by its elegant illumination.

Shiodome Shiosite

is a new city developed in the east of Shinbashi. It consists of spectacular skyscrapers, shops, restaurants, theaters and hotels.

Tokyo Midtown

is a new city developed in the Roppongi area in 2007. It is composed of residential area, office space, an art museum, numerous shops, restaurants, cafes and the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo.

Tokyo Dome City (Korakuen)

is a leisure complex in central Tokyo consisting of the Tokyo Dome baseball stadium, an amusement park, a hotel, a variety of shops and restaurants.

Rainbow Bridge is specially illuminated in seven colors in Christmas and New Year holidays.

Yebisu Garden Place

is one of new cities developed in Yebisu, Tokyo. It consists of a buildings, skyscrapers, and a large array of restaurants and shops, a hotel, offices, residential area and museums.

Kaminarimon, Sensoji Temple, Tokyo

2006-01, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto
Sensoji Temple, Tokyo, 2006-01, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Sensoji Temple, Tokyo

2008-01, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Sensoji Temple, Tokyo

2008-01, (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Tokyo in New Year Tradition



Meiji Gingu Shrine


Yasukuni Shrine


Sensiji Temple

Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, 2007-01 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Meiji Shrine, Tokyo

2007-01 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Meiji Shrine, Tokyo

2010-01 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Meiji Shrine, Tokyo

2011-01 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Flower Arragement in Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo

2011-01 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Flower Arragement in Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo

2011-01 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo

2009-01 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Traditional Music in Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo

2011-01 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

This year's Tablet of Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo

2012-01 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Zero Fighter in Yasukuni Shrine Museum, Tokyo

2010-01 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo

2012-01 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

Meiji Shrine, Tokyo

2012-01 (C) Seiji Yoshimoto

New Year's Day

Tokyo is a modern international city changing quickly, but, people keep traditions. As a new year's day's Japanese tradition, people pay visits to shrines (Shintoism) and temples (Buddhism) to pray to the Gods for the happy new year. 

Sensoji Temple

About 2 million people pay visits to Sensoji Temple during the first 3 days of January. The Sensoji Temple and the Nakamise shopping street towards the temple is full of new year visitors. The street is only 340m, but it takes more than an hour to walk through it.

Yasukuni Shrine

Deities those who sacrificed themselves as the foundation stones for the making of modern Japan are worshipped at Yasukuni Shrine.

There are numerous visitors in New Year season, but the atmosphere in this shrine is rather quiet.


This is an experimental page being prepared for NPO InterCoS to introduce Tokyo.
Photos are taken by using Canon EOS-5D, -5Dmk2 or -20D. Copyright Seiji Yoshimoto 2006 -2011