Tokyo is Japan’s bright shining star, a city of neon lights, towering skyscrapers, sushi and a culture that’s a magical blend of quirky and traditionally quaint. You can’t leave Tokyo feeling the same as when you arrived. A visit will overwhelm and excite with innovation, surprise with characters and treat with fascinating edible creations. Japan has long been in my top five favourite countries ever since I joined a home stay program at school and lived with a Japanese family in Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido, one of the best experiences of my life. I love stopping in Tokyo even if it’s just for a weekend so here are a collection of images to get you dreaming of a trip to the city where anything is possible…even a Batman sighting.
No big deal it’s just Batman in Shibuya…
The view from my room at Park Hotel looking over the Ginza district.
Downtown near Asakusa with the giant Tokyo Skytree looking like a sci-fi movie backdrop.
Details at the Sensoji Temple
Shibuya Station, the Tokyo metro is possibly the cleanest and most organised in the world…even at peak times!
The crazy intersection of Shibuya…photographed from Starbucks, a great view for the price of a coffee!
The neon signs of the Shinjuku District.
A cyclist passes the Koishikawa Korakuen garden near Tokyo Dome
A bride in a traditional wedding Kimono in Hama Rikyu Park, Shidome.
Hello! I’m the founder and photographer behind The Wandering Lens.
With 17+yrs experience as a professional travel and landscape photographer, all advice found on this site is from my personal experience on the road. I hope it’s useful for your own travels and would love to hear in the comments about your trips and experiences around the world.