Tokyo (2006)
Photos per year (number): 2006 (160)
The shortest walkway ever!

Symbol of Japan

Welcome to Japan...

Immigration counters

Men on their laptops, also connected by phone

On board the Narita Express

And this is just the view of the rail network...

Narita Express, here I come

A middle-aged man reads his manga in the train

Quiet street near my hotel

My basic 10sqm room

Some pretty techy toilet!

Night buzz of Shinjuku

Bright neons of Shinkuju

Bustle of Yasukuni-dori Avenue

Side streets are also very busy

Tokyo the way people imagine it

More lights everywhere

All having a good Saturday night

Baseball practice fields

Another baseball practice place

A singer in Shinkuju

My first meal in Japan!

Recovering from a surely wild night

Here's the place I'm looking for

Empty Tsukiji fish market!

An old man is one of the rare people around

Ginza skyscrapers contrast with the fish market

The empty stalls of Tsukiji

A stall in the fish market

Small shrine near Tsukiji

A great choice of sushi!

Here's my full sushi set!

Preparing the restaurant for lunch time

Full choice of nigiri-sushi

Chef writing some offers on paper

Tsukiji Sushi Sen restaurant

Subway arriving

Ginza buildings next to the Moat of the Imperial Palace

Joggers near the Imperial Palace and Ginza business district

Japanese love to get their picture taken, of course

The classic view of the Nijubashi bridge and Imperial Palace

A group coming for pictures in front of the Imperial Palace

Pine trees and vertical buildings

Kikyo-mon Gate of the Imperial Palace

Modern beauty

A man cycles with his dog

Men resting in the park

Tokyo National Museum

Honkan building front

Jomon Vessel (3000-2000 BC)

Dawn of the Japanese Art

A beautiful statuette

Typical Japanese clay work

Reading about this Important Cultural Property piece

Seated Nikko Basatsu

An ancient Buddha statue

Admiring the Pine Trees by Hasegawa Tohaku

Fascination of the Japanese with this work

Detail of the 4 seasons landscape

Four seasons landscape

Samurai war equipment

Samurai swords

Japanese fashion

Snow and frozen pond

48 bronze statues

Avalokisevara statue

Gallery of Horyuji Treasures

Painter working on the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures

Set to continue painting

Gate of former warlord palace

People returning from Toshogu Shrine

Alley to Toshogu Shrine

Wishes of good fortune

Wishes in all languages

Toshogu Shrine

Deciphering inscriptions

Shinobazu Pond

The ducks rush to bread given out

Ducks in Shinobazu Pond

Benten-do Temple

Altar of Benten-do Temple

Ringing the gong

Enjoying a meal together

Benten-do Temple in the middle of Shinobazu Pond

Shinobazu Pond

An avid photographer

Poverty amidst riches

A poor homeless man eats on the floor

Benten-do Temple in the middle of Shinobazu Pond

Tank full of fugu fish

Fugu fish aquarium in a busy street

Screams from the roller coaster ride

An impressive vertical drop machine

Snoopy Town

Cos-play zoku girls

Fooling around in pretty extreme attire

Groups of cos-play-zoku girls

The gangs, near Harajuku station

Typically short skirts with high knickers or boots

Extravaganza of cos-play-zoku

The girls are very amused, as passer-bys watch

A few men join in as well

Eastern entrance to Meiji Garden

Beautiful dusk light on the tall trees

Offerings in Meiji Shrine Park

Entrance of Meiji Shrine

Inside the Meiji Shrine grounds

Writing wishes on wooden blocks

Placing wishes in Meiji Shrine

Also a notice for foreigners

And so even foreigners join in with wishes

Making wishes inside the shrine

Monks in Meiji Shrine

Beautiful alignment

Skyscraper seen from the Meiji Park

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office

Shinjuku tall buildings

The round building facing the TMG Towers

The Park Tower

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Towers

View of Shinjuku

Busy Yasukuni-Don Avenue

View of Sendagaya

Beautiful dawn silhouette of Mount Fuji

Western Tokyo

Western view from the Park Hyatt

TMG towers

TMG towers and western Shunjuku

View towards central Tokyo

Bright lights of Shinjuku

New York Cafe

Washington Hotel's stunning design

Lights of the Washington Hotel

Games in a loud room

Yodobashi store

A busy shopping street in western Shinjuku

My gyoza dinner

Japan rail in the evening

Sleeping or with an electronic gadget

Amusement Park

My local sushi dinner

Japanese dinner at the hotel

About to go to the onsen

The onsen dry room

Japanese bath

Foot massage machine

A whole manga collection on offer

Vitaliy's habu snake

Crowds at Shin-Yokohama station

Shinkansen platter

A small kiosk

A typical Japanese girl

Rail station crowd and shops

Young girl enjoying a free ride

Here comes our shinkansen

First view of Mount Fuji

The lady points out the sea

Mount Fuji towers over Central Honshu

Sleeping in the Shinkansen


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