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Tokyo Downtown

Location: Tokyo, Japan

These high rise buildings are just off of Tokyo train station and the best way to photograph these is from the top floor of Tokyo International Forum just after sunset when the lights are beginning to turn on.

After I was done photographing I went for food at one of the restaurants here. Inside there is a big mall with many expensive stores and limitless choice that modern day Japan cities seem to offer.

One of the spots I missed photographing in this trip was Shibuya crossing, which is apparently the busiest street crossing the world. But you get feel the population density of Tokyo elsewhere as well and it's train stations are best to witness the rapid pace of life in the city.

I had a wonderful visit to Japan during late summer of 2013 and got to see both it's historic and modern faces. Kyoto was my destination of choice to see old temples and shrines of Japan and I focused on Tokyo to witness it's modern lifestyle. Below are a few images from the trip. I was thoroughly impressed by how well Japan's public transportation worked and how easy it was for me to visit all these places. Being mostly a vegetarian eater, I was a bit concerned about the food at first but was pleasantly surprised by abundant and excellent food choices available. Japan is a country everyone should visit at least once. There is so much to learn from it's culture and day to day life practices of Japanese people such as their approach towards conservation, food and emphasis on being polite. Link to sites I visited