Most European cities are based on “horizontality”. In places like Paris for instance, building anything above 6 storeys is really hard and requires a lot of paperwork. This is made to preserve the global harmony of the city. Thus, to locate shops and businesses you do not have to raise your eyes very high: everything should be accessible or visible straight from the street. When you move to places such as Tokyo you suddenly have to think both horizontally and vertically. Activity here does not only occupy the ground floor, but rises above. Sometimes very high.
Gear used: Fujifilm X-Pro 2 + 90mm f2