As I said before, Tokyo Skytree is one of the tallest buildings in the world- 634m, the second tower after Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a museum of the history of Tokyo during the Edo period (period between 1603 and 1868). Funny story, when I was waiting while the museum will be opened, the group of tourists came to me and asked about the photo. Nothing special- I thought- I’m sitting with 2 cameras so they decided to ask me to photograph them. But they were waiting for the photos WITH me, they were from South Japan and “white” person for them it’s like something unusual so they wanted a photo with this “white monkey”.
Tokyo fire departments have their own personalized emblems with the mascot, I saw the same in the US.
Godzilla head on Shinjuku Toho Building. This head roars and breathes non-radioactive steam nine times a day.
Miraikan (The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) is a museum opened in 2001 by Japan’s Science and Technology Agency.
The prominent Geo-Cosmos high resolution globe displays near real-time events of global weather patterns, ocean temperatures and vegetation cover among other geographic, scientific and socioeconomic topics. The Geo-Cosmos spherical screen consists of 10,362 OLED panels, each 96 x96 mm in size.
Takeshita street (Harajuku) is a pedestrian shopping street lined with fashion boutiques and geek cafes. Takeshita street was a reliable place to go and purchase fake Japanese and American street brand goods from the early 1990s to 2004, but now most of the businesses are small independent shops in different teen-styles: punk, gothic, etc.
Harajuku’s Jack Sparrow.
Mikoshi is a portable Shinto shrine. Often, the Mikoshi resembles a miniature building, with pillars, walls, a roof, a veranda and a railing.
Shinto followers believe that it serves as the vehicle to transport a deity in Japan while moving between main shrine and temporary shrine or when moving to a new shrine.
People bear the Mikoshi on their shoulders by means of two or more poles. They bring the Mikoshi from the shrine, carry it around the neighborhoods that worship at the shrine, and leave it in a designated area, resting on blocks called Uma, for a time before returning it to the shrine.
Kendama (“Sward and ball”) is an extremely popular toy in Japan. Kendama is a variant of the classic cup-and-ball game, and the principle of this toy is the same as Hispanic Balero toy: catching one object with another, where both are joined by a string.
Who is this boy, ah? I think it’s a symbol of classic American humor magazine- Mad. WDYT?
Photos and advertising that in this building you (foreign tourist, of course) can try on traditional kimono and spend your free time with geishas and traditional entertainments- karaoke, for example.
The Meiji shrine and NTT Docomo Yoyogi skyscraper.
Meiji shrine is the shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) and his wife, Empress Shoken (1849-1914).
After the emperor’s death in 1912, the Japanese Diet passed a resolution to commemorate his role in the Meiji Restoration. The shrine was built in the traditional nagare-zukuri style, using primarily Japanese cypress and copper. The building of the shrine was a national project, mobilizing youth groups and other civic associations from throughout Japan, who contributed labor and funding.
Meiji shrine is located in a forest that covers an area of 70 hectares. This area is covered by an evergreen forest that consists of 120,000 trees of 365 different species, which were donated by people from all parts of Japan when the shrine was established.
Nihonshu- traditional barrels of sake, donated to the Meiji shrine by residents of different regions of Japan and other countries.
I like this image so much that I made a background for my iphone screen. If you want, I can share the image with you.
Kabukicho is an entertainment and red-light district in Shinjuku. The district’s name comes from late-1940s plans to build a kabuki theater: although the theater was never built, the name stuck.
In 2004, according to a spokesperson of Metropolitan Tokyo, there are more than 1000 yakuza members in Kabukicho, and 120 different enterprises under their control.
Kabukicho is the location of many host and hostess clubs, love hotels, shops, small restaurants, and nightclubs, and is often called the “Sleepless Town”.
Actually, hard to find in Tokyo the real brothels because this business illegal in Japan, in Kabukicho you can relax in special bars with Japanese girls who will talk with you and will work by their hands or even will make a blowjob, but it will be the maximum (especially if you’re a tourist).
Huge robot near the Diver City Plaza, Koto district.
This robot is a character from the well-known science fiction franchise Gundam. The first Gundam movie was released in 1979 and in 2014 the Gundam franchise generated ¥80 billion per year, ¥18.4 billion of which was retail sales of toys and hobby items.
The Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge crossing northern Tokyo Bay between Shibaura Pier and the Odaiba. The bridge is 798m long with a main span of 580m. Officially called the “Shuto Expressway No.11 Daiba Route- Port of Tokyo Connector Bridge,” the name “‘Rainbow Bridge” was decided by the public.
The towers supporting the bridge are white in color, designed to harmonize with the skyline of central Tokyo seen from Odaiba. There are lamps placed on the wires supporting the bridge, which are illuminated into three different colors, red, white and green every night using solar energy obtained during the day.