Tokyo, Japan, a complex city with skyscrapers that rival the NYC skyline, but also has places such as the Sensō-ji Temple, allowing the city to retain its spiritual heart. The blend of eastern and western influence is apparent within the music, food and fashion trends of the people. I knew that I was in for a treat once I landed in Tokyo. Turns out it was a non stop action filled journey that didn’t end until I got on a my 14 hour flight back to JFK. For these reasons and more, Japan was a photographers dream. All the difference also remind me how much we are the same. We hope for a better future, but keep our rich history with us.
This temple stands next to the Tokyo Tower. Enjoy the Temple, but dont forget to take in the gardens which are adorned with statutes, flowers and trees.
The Tokyo Tower, modelled after the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1958. It was the tallest structure in Tokyo until the Tokyo Skytree was completed in 2012.
Start your night off right with some sake. Sake is Japan’s national beverage that you can get chilled or hot, depending on your preference.
Party till 5am in Roppongi
Roppongi is unquestionable the party center of Tokyo. They have some of the biggest clubs playing that close at 4-5am.
Tip: The subway system does not run between 1am and 5am, so be prepared to party all night or pay for an expensive cab.
This is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant. I did not experience tourism until I reached this place, if you want souvenirs and trinkets to take home this is the place to do it.
Enjoy all the ancient statues in this modern city
Eat Street Food
Tokyo is well known for its selection of seafood. Baby Octopus, Squid, Oysters and Tuna, try it ALL
This show is located in the Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district of Tokyo and is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area. Woman in bikinis, lights, lasers, robots, mask…they have it all. I didn’t understand what I was watching but I was VERY entertained.
Tip: Pick up a timeout tokyo magazine to get 1000yen ($10) off your ticket
Winter Light Illumination
In Tokyo, Japan they LOVE lights in the winter time. The city gets transformed into a bright winter wonderland as millions of colourful lights are displayed in trees, on and around buildings. Winter time in Tokyo will not feel depressing like other cities in around the world
I’ve seen some tall structures in my travels but this one blew me away. The height, the colors, and the short troop it takes to get there makes this one of my favorite modern tourist attractions. The tower was completed in 2012 and is now the 2nd tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa located in Dubai.