“Immense” is one word I’d use to describe Tokyo. If you go up to one of the many free observation decks in the city, you’ll see a giant metropolis that stretches out literally as far as the eye can see. Take the view from the Empire State Building, or the Eiffel Tower, multiply it many times all around from where you’re standing, and you get Tokyo. It’s big.
Tokyo is divided into many neighbourhoods, each with its own distinct culture and transportation hub. There’s Shinjuku, where tourists and business people come to wind down at night, all passing through the busiest train station in the world. There’s iconic Harajuku, with its world-famous street fashion. And there’s the port area of Tsukiji, home of the world’s largest fish market. If Tokyo ever fragmented into its different wards, each one could be its own city.
Needless to say, there are many people. And with many people come many photo opportunities. Tokyo is a great place to photograph, and I highly recommend making a trip there if you’ve never been.
Tools of the day: Fuji x100s, 35mm