Retrospect: Tokyo 2010 Part 2


During my second day of visiting Tokyo I got the chance to visit the famous Tokyo Tower. I was told that a new Tokyo Tower was going under construction.  When you get to the top of tower you get the grand view of the city at nearly 1,100ft up high, but just wished there was bit more sunshine that day. It was a cloudy day and at the tower it was giving a huge tribute to Michael Jackson who passed away that summer. 

Here's a little info about the Tower from Wiki

Tokyo Tower (東京タワー Tōkyō tawā?) is a communications and observation tower located in Shiba Park, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 333 metres (1,093 ft), it is the second-tallest artificial structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations.Built in 1958, the tower's main sources of revenue are tourism and antenna leasing. Over 150 million people have visited the tower since its opening. FootTown, a four-storey building located directly under the tower, houses museums, restaurants and shops.


Most of pictures from this post was from top of the tower.  



The tower remind me of the Eiffel tower in paris, except its painted red.  

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Once you get up to the top you can pretty much see the entire Tokyo Skyline. If you want night shots of Tokyo this is the perfect place to be.  

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Rain starts to fall as we ride up the elevator. 


Everything just look so tiny! All the structures and buildings look so neat and clean. One thing about Japan I like the most is that everything they do have this high quality feel to it.  

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This picture totally remind me of the wolverine movie from this summer. 


Here's close shot of the street. That summer was when I got 18-200mm lens for my D80 to replace to stock lens of 18-135mm. I remembered that I got the lens just for this trip.  

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 This shot was taken at the highest point of the tower.  

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At 200mm we can see at little bit of the port side.  


I got a little obsessive with taking pictures that I was actually blocking people views.  

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last few shots before we started heading down to see the Michael Jackson Tribute. Due to the "No Camera Allow" restriction I didn't get the chance to take photos of the tribute.  

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Here some photos from inside of the the tower  

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Met a family who came from Florida also visiting Tokyo as their summer vocation.  


One of my favorite picture from the trip was this one. I have a feeling that this woman has grow up in Tokyo, as she look out the windows it really touches her just how much the city has changed during past few decades. It's moment like these that brings that I believe its the true art of photography.   

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Soon after we visited streets around the tower. Small street crowded with people.  

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Just about everything seem super expansive. I only bought like 200 dollars which can't even last a day in Tokyo. 

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I feel like I'm in Singapore...everywhere just seem so clean and organized.   

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Back in 2010, Prius was already starting to take over Japan.  

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Is when late in the afternoon when the sun finally came out. Our final destination for the day was the Meiji Shrine.

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The park was beautiful and peaceful. Amazing place for inspiration, and since Tokyo is covered with skyscrapers it was nice see a area where its dominated by nature. 

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Barrels of sake (nihonshu) donated to the Meiji Shrine

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There was a lot of donation apparently. 

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The shrine itself


Well this concludes my trip to Tokyo, even thought it was just short three days but thanks to my friend I did get to see a huge part of the city. I hope that I will have the opportunity in the near future to go back and visit the places that I missed.