Fascinations of Tokyo

I've been to Tokyo after an interval of 8 years.
I was astonished at a plenty of crowd of people coming and going at many station. So it means after all everything concentrates in the capital, I wonder?
Anyway, it's exciting city.

Tokyo Station
The restoration of the original  was completed last year.

Tokyo Skytree
This is the highest  radio wave tower in the world. It's as high as 634meters.      
This has a deck at around 350meters in height and a galleria at around 450meters in height. Viewing from there, I could see  how many houses or buildings closely filled on the ground and was surprised. But green of parks made me relief.
I could see Sumida- river flows to Tokyo- bay or shadows of high buildings in the distance.
I also saw a part of the silhouette of Mt.Fuji in the cloud of orange color but it was disappeared  by cloud soon.
According to a leaflet, this skytree was constructed by applying Japan's old skill  like  used in five-storied pagoda or the high technology.  2523 stairs for flee is built in the center of it .

Tokyo Skytree

Indeed, Skytree is so high(634m) that I can't take its gallant figure without being the separate from it.

From the Skytree, high buildings around 六本木(ropongi), Tokyo Tower is in the upper left-hand.

Silhouette of high buildings of around  新宿(Sinjyuku) is seen from Skytree.

Shadow of Skytree. It stretches to Arakawa-river.

The lodging for players of the Olympic in 2020 will be fixed at around the island at the center in this pic.
National Stadium
In 1964, Tokyo Olympic was held in this National Stadium.
It was fine weather, so blue sky. Though I was a girl on the day, I remember the moment of the lightning  at this Olympic flame holder on the TV.
This National Stadium is rebuilt for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.  The design of the New National Stadium was raised in public and already Zaha Hadid Architects was chosen. It's a form like a spaceship.

The soccer game was being held  and that flame holder(upper right-hand) was being lighted.

Around Ueno

Oasis in the metropolis, big leaves of lotus were glowing thick at 不忍池(sinobazuno-ike pond)

24 件のコメント:

Red Rose. さんのコメント...




Our photos さんのコメント...

That are many houses.
Greetings, RW & SK

Joy さんのコメント...

Nice to see how it looks like out there:)
Have a nice weekend:)

Rurousha さんのコメント...

Tokyo Station, Sky Tree and Ueno Park! (^0^) You included three of my favourite places in your post.

Tokyo is very big and very crowded and sometimes very gray, but ... I love it. It's the best city in the world.

Marc Sheffner さんのコメント...

Great pics. Did you use a colour filter? The ones from SkyTree could belong in a movie!

sarah さんのコメント...

To Marc,
I didn't use a colour filter but manipulate them by one software in my computer.I don't know about colour filter so I will check it.
Thank you for nice comment.

Arti さんのコメント...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful post, dear Sarah. I completely agree with what you say of the Tokyo station as well, people seem to be moving around everywhere - no wonder it's the capital! And, Wow! Absolutely spectacular pictures, I feel like packing my bags and heading for Tokyo right away. Sigh, I so wish I could.. I miss this place so much.

Many thanks for sharing the beauty, Wish you a lovely week ahead :)

Arti さんのコメント...

And yes, hope you had a wonderful birthday. If I am not wrong, yours went by on 2nd October, right? :) Belated Happy Birthday! May God bless you, always.

haricot さんのコメント...


sarah さんのコメント...

To Red Rose,
I have heard that we have to make a long line to buy a ticket yet. So I booked it with internet.

sarah さんのコメント...

To Arti,
Very thank you for remembering my birthday. Yes,my birthday is October,2nd. I had a wonderful day.
You came Japan and we had many nice memory.So I see you miss Tokyo.

Forest Dream Weaver さんのコメント...

This is a fascinating series of photos you've shown us Sarah.It's a very special view of the city from above and the colours are extremely interesting.I think Zaha Hadid is popular around the world these days.I like her work and this design sounds interesting.

Have a lovely week!

cosmos さんのコメント...


orchid Miyako さんのコメント...

Dearest Sarah,
I have been to Tokyo a couple decade ago with my friend. Wow, You made me wish to visit again some day. Especially Tokyo Skytree♡♡♡

Lots of Love and hugs from Yamaguch-pref, xoxo Miyako*

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Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

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Bom domingo!
Boa de semana!
♫ ¸.•°♫♫♫

Giga さんのコメント...

Niesamowite miasto i piekne zdjęcia. Mogę sobie tylko pomarzyć o zobaczeniu jego. To niestety za drogi wyjazd dla mnie. Pozdrawiam.
Amazing city and beautiful pictures. I can only dream of seeing him. It is unfortunately too expensive trip for me. Yours.

Kiran palwasha さんのコメント...

So fascinating. Tokyo Japan is no doubt such a nice place to visit and stay around. I liked your photographs.

CQUEK さんのコメント...

Shadow of Skytree. gorgeous shot from the top.

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karmnik54 さんのコメント...

Ładne zdjęcia:) origamiiptaki.blogspot.com zapraszam:)

Spiderdama さんのコメント...

I love this pictures from the Skytree. How big! Wow. I guess i like to visit or see pictures of places like this, but I am glad to live in a small town, but it`s fascinating

Hope you have a great week:-)

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...


Boa terça-feira!
Boa Noite!

Rahul Bhatia さんのコメント...

Very beautiful pictures of Tokyo, Sarah!