One of the many Izakaya found in Tokyo. I love these Japanese evenings, made of colors, lights, tasting like beer and perfect to share a good moment with friends. Gear used: Fujifilm GFX-50S + 110mm f/2

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Shimbashi by night is a totally different Tokyo. Forget the business-clean-mannered daytime city you may know. Little izakaya light up all the lanterns they can, people fill those narrow alleys to enjoy drinks and snacks,restaurants and bar staffs try to “fish” some customers while many girls propose massage or drink services, “et probablement plus si […]

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One of Tokyo’s famous perspectives, which you’ll enjoy in Shinjuku while walking on the pedestrian bridge connecting the former Southern Terrace to the JR station’s south exit. The three towers keep reminding me of the Eye of Sauron… they are in fact the Park Tower, the second tallest structure in Shinjuku with their 235m and […]

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In the day they look like dull little streets, seemingly deprived of all kind of life. But don’t be mistaken, these narrow streets found behind many of the city’s big avenues come to life every evening. Suddenly lanterns are hung outside, smoke and smell from the grills start invading the air, people leave their offices […]

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Nezu Jinja is certainly one of those many undertated marvels. Located in the center of Tokyo, this templs is quite big and offers a unique experience, far from those of overcrowded places such as Asakusa or Meiji Jingu. A wonderful idea to spend a couple of hours quietly, enjoying a wonderful architecture, and a unique […]

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I’ve always loved that very angle. This view you get on the shinkansen tracks over people’s heads, hovering between those tall buildings before going on the Tokaido line, towards Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, and beyond. Thus last weekend I took some time, stood there for a few minutes, trying to catch a train without someone stepping […]

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This is one of Tokyo’s best known views… this is also one of the best one can dream of. If the weather is clear, if there’s no wind, climbing in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower to the 52nd floor at 250m above the sea offers a unique view on the city. When there’s no wind […]

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It’s nemophilia time at Hitachi Seaside Park ! Hills are planted with millions of those flowers, which light blue hues match so well that of the sky. The view is really great, and thus attracts a lot of visitors… really a lot. Gear used: Fujifilm GFX-50S + 110mm f/2

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Tokyo has a very unique vegetal life. Parks and gardens are carefully organized according to seasonality, are maintained by highly skilled gardeners. But in the past, not so long ago, people used to have small gardens and planted a few trees. The price of land became too expansive for this kind of luxury I guess, […]

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I was really happy to wake up in the night… we were going to see the cherry blossoms at Chureito Pagoda, in Fujiyoshida! I left home before 4 am, picked up Gonzague on the way and took the highway, straight to Fujiyoshida. We arrived at 6 am, found the parking area and faced a guy […]

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Life is full of surprises… I just had a coffee with a friend and we wondered which metro station would be the most convenient. We opted for Shibakoen station on the Mita line, walked in this direction, and ran into a wonderful procession going to Zojoji temple. Many people, priests, kids, all wih colorful traditional […]

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Train platforms are a perfect place to watch people in their everyday life; and ads displayed on those platforms make this daily routine sometimes much funnier, adding some contrast to the global picture; such as this very formally and well dressed gentleman waiting for his train, adjusting his shirt’s collar while the guy in the […]

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