One of my favorite things about Tokyo is that it is a beautiful city both in by day and by night, when the streets get a very special and interesting atmosphere, with a futuristic twist.
Photos from this post have been taking in the steets of Kyobashi, Ginza and around Tokyo Station, in the Chuo district.
Yamato Transport office, the most important package delivery from Japan. It is a very famous company in Japan and any person you would ask will recognize its logo.
In Japan most of the traffic lights don't have a green light, but a blue light instead. The word used for blue color is ao (青), but it means colors ranging from blue (as we know it in the Western world) to turquoise tones similar to green.
Walking in the night by Tokyo taking photos is a great way of practicing and improving ones photography technique. Streets have different kind of lights and there are many open possibilities ^^.
Most of Tokyo streets, except main streets, don't have sidewalks. They just have a line painted over the road instead. Because the car transit in these kind of streets is quite low, pedestrians usually walk by the road itself, moving to the sidewalk only when a car is coming.
Exit ramp from one of the many highways that go over Tokyo. Tokyo is a huge city and almost 40 million people live in its metropolitan area. For going traveling two far points of the city, people usually take the public transportation (the train and metro networks are extremely efficient) or use the highways.
Bike parking under the highway. Bikes are one of the most popular public transportations for short distances in Tokyo and they are everywhere. There are specific places designated for bikes parking and there are other places where bike parking is forbidden, under risk of being fined.
Architecture in Japan is quite different from other countries. Buildings in Japan have a very short life, about 25 to 30 years at most. Because of that, when you walk by the street you have the strange feeling that every building is new and modern.
In Japan, foreign restaurants usually place outside a flag from their origin country.
Huge office buildings in front of Tokyo Station. Japanese people usually work until very late, so in the night office buildings have their lights turned on.
Marunouchi South exit of Tokyo Station. Many train stations in Tokyo are quite big and have tens of exits into the street, being far away ones from others. Because of that, every exit have a specific name so they can be easily located.
Having dinner in Kyobashi after the night walk by Tokyo! Salad, soup and a bowl with egg, meat and rice. These kind of meals are very common in Japan and usually are 500-650 yen (about 3.50€ to 4.50€). Quite cheap.
I hope you have enjoyed going through the Tokyo streets with me by the night!
Hi, You are a good host. I thouoghly enjoyed Tokyo streets by night. The photographs were very informative and beautiful, as were your descriptions . As a young girl I was tough, adventurous, and still have a good sense of self preservation. Without being selfish.
I've had an unusual and great life. Would'nt change a thing. I'm fifty six now and can't do much physically due to at least fifteen years of scoliosis, spinal arthritis heavy duty pain meds and shots in my spine. Your the only one on line I've told this. Because you took me on a cool trip to somewhere I've never been before. I miss traveling and hiking ,it's O.K. though. It's a gift from God and I have free will. Thank you. Babygirl