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Shinjuku at Night – Government Building

The Shinjuku Government Building is the tallest building in Shinjuku and gives you a fantastic view of Tokyo, especially at night! Visit in the evening for a stunning night view and with clear weather during daytime you can see Mount Fuji. You’re allowed to take photos, however the use of...

Tokyo Toy Show

Tokyo Toy Show (since 1962) is Japan’s most important event for Toys! You can find small Robots, Action Figures, Gadgets, Board- and Card Games, Plushies, Dolls and other toys! You can enjoy several demonstrations and stage events and try out the latest gadgets. Tokyo Toy Show takes place around June each...

Kanda Matsuri at the Kanda Myojin Shrine

The Kanda festival is one of the three biggest Shinto Festivals of Tokyo. These photo’s were taking during the kids version of the festival. They carry a miniature Mikoshi (portable Shrine) around the Kanda Myojin Shrine. The Kanda festival usually takes place around the Saturday and Sunday closest to May 15th. For...

Kanda Myojin Shrine – Anime themed Ema

Close to Akihabara you’ll find this lovely Shrine, which is very important in the Shinto religion, has an interesting history and is also famous for it’s Anime themed Ema (Wooden Wishing plaques)! This Shrine also promotes itself as a protector of Computer and Gadgets. Ceremonies are performed to protect laptops and you can...

Ueno Zoo

Ueno Zoo (恩賜上野動物園) is the oldest Zoo in Japan, built in 1882. The zoo offers about 464 species off all kind of animals, sea creatures and birds. There are many restaurants and vending machines in the park to enjoy some refreshments. You can also take a short ride by Monorail to...

Yanaka Ginza – Edo Period Neighborhood

Yanaka Ginza (谷中ぎんざ) is a charming, traditional, shopping district in the center of Yanaka(谷中), Taito-ku, Tokyo. This shopping district has an atmosphere which brings you back to the Edo Period. There are about 70 shops which sell traditional house accessories, delicious food and more. During holidays and weekend it can...

Tachikawa – Showa Kinen Park

Showa Kinen Park (国営昭和記念公園) is a massive national park located in Tachikawa. In this park you can enjoy all kinds of different scenery all year round. There is a beautiful canal with a huge fountain, several ponds, traditional Japanese Gardens, tulips, poppies, Sakura during Spring and rich deep red colors...

Tennoji Temple and Cemetery in Yanaka, Tokyo

The Tennoji Temple (天王寺) in Yanaka, Tokyo is a beautiful Temple bordering Yanaka cemetery. The Temple was originally constructed in 1274. It has a large, impressive Buddha and a statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy. During warm weather you’ll often see cats relaxing around the Temple and the cemetery....

Meguro – EASE Studio’s

Meguro EASE Studio’s are impressive locations you can rent for your photo shoot. Pretty expensive to rent, but luckily you can walk around  “New York Street” and “Paris street” for free and make some nice photos. The studio’s are just a short walk from Meguro Station. Make sure to take...

Meguro – Institute for Nature Study

The Institute for Nature Study (自然教育園) in Meguro is a park where you can find many different species of trees, plants and flowers. This institute is to preserve the natural environment of Tokyo’s marshlands, parks and forests and is mainly used for education and research. You wouldn’t think you’re still...