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 and start gathering in those little “secret” places for a few drinks and some snacks. The Jimbocho area is a wonderful illustration of this day / night difference, but it’s far from the only one. I guess you’ll find many similar areas everywhere in Tokyo. So don’t forget: at dusk, leave the big “sanitized” avenues, wander in the back-streets… you’ll probably find many hidden gems lying there.
Gear used: Fujifilm GFX-50S + 110mm f/2