A gallery of Tokyo travel photography. Includes historic shrines and temples, famous shopping streets, viewpoints, transit, nightlife, suburbs and more.
Shibuya Scramble Crossing Overhead An overhead view of the famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing.
Shibuya Scramble Crossing People line up during the day to head across the Shibuya Scramble Crossing.
Shibuya Scramble Crossing Evening In the midst of the mad dash across the street in the evening in Shibuya.
Shibuya Cosplay This actually was on Halloween night, but cosplay is common throughout the year in Tokyo.
Shibuya Back Streets At night, the bright back streets of Shibuya are full of life.
Harajuku Station The JR train station in Harajuku is from another era.
Takeshita Street This people-only street is famous for shopping and hanging out.
Takeshita Street Clothes Although fashions change nearly daily, there still are some punk shops in Harajuku.
Omotesando Avenue The tree-lined Omotesando is flanked by luxury shops.
Cat Street Harajuku's Cat Street has moved more upmarket recently and is a particularly nice stroll.
Kakuuntei The Kakuuntei museum is a nice photo op in the grounds of the Meiji Shrine.
Meiji Jingu Torii The gateway to the Meiji Jingu temple is impressive.
Meiji Jingu Shrine The famous Meiji Jingu (shrine) is nestled in acres of forest.
Shinjuku Gyoen - Cherry Blossom Season This large park in Shinjuku is particularly beautiful during cherry blossom season.
Shinjuku Gyoen - Autumn In the autumn, Shinjuku Gyoen also sports beautiful colors as the leaves change.
Shinjuku Gyoen Shinjuku Gyoen is a popular location for locals to take wedding photos.
Shinjuku Taxis line up on major streets in the "downtown" Shinjuku district of Tokyo.
Shinjuku Evenings People scurry across the street in the evenings in Shinjuku.
Shinjuku Side Streets The side streets in Shinjuku could use more trees, but remain largely walkable.
Kabukicho Gateway The gateway to the once notorious red light district of Kabukicho.
Kabukicho The back streets of Kabukicho have been cleaned up substantially in recent years.
Golden Gai These gritty alleyways contain hundreds of tiny bars.
Takadanobaba The Takadanobaba university area is the birthplace of the fictional Astro Boy.
Takadanobaba Students walk through the student area of Takadanobaba.
Shimokitazawa The suburb of Shimokitazawa is famous for its new age/hippie lifestyle.
Shimokitazawa Clustered around the train station, Shimokitazawa is largely small scale.
Akihabara Electric Town Akihabara is world famous for its geek culture and computer shops.
Akihabara Evening As the area attracts more tourists, some Akiba shops are moving away from tech.
Akihabara Vending The backstreets of Akiba can be interesting, but also sleazy.
Vending Machine No photo gallery of Tokyo would be complete without a photo of vending machines.
Otome Road In the Ikebukuro district, Otome Road primarily specializes in anime for girls and women.
Ikebukuro A major throughfare in Ikebukuro at night.
Hongan-Ji The attractive Hongan-Ji buddhist temple is near the famous Tsukiji Fish Market.
Tsukiji Fish Market The Tsukiji Fish Market is completely overrun by tourists these days.
Tsukiji Fish Market If you work at it, you still can find interesting back alleys in Tsukiji Fish Market.
Wako Honkan The famous Wako in the heart of Tokyo's affluent Ginza shopping district.
Chuo Dori - Ginza On weekend afternoons, the Chuo Dori street in the Ginza is people only.
Chuo Dori - Ginza The best time to visit the Ginza is weekend afternoons, when Chuo Dori is people only.
Nakagin Capsule Tower Nakagin is the world's only example of the "Japanese Metabolism" form of architecture.
Ebisu Minami The Ebisu area primarily is upscale, but some streets still are modest and full of character.
Roppongi Hills The upscale Roppongi Hills development has a huge spider statute at its base.
Roppongi Hills View The apartments and offices of Roppongi Hills have a great view of the Tokyo Tower.
Roppongi Back Streets Some back streets of Roppongi are very small scale and more attractive than others.
Hozomon Gate The famous Hozomon Gate in front of Senso-ji temple in Asakusa.
Nakamise Shopping Street The attractive, and ancient, Nakamise is a nice stroll and sells all kinds of tourist tat.
Shin Nakamise The covered "new" Nakamise shopping street provides a nice break from the rain.
Imperial Palace The Imperial Palace occupies a large swath of central Tokyo.
Seimon Ironbridge At the Imperial Palace, the Seimon Ironbridge is a famous photo op for tourists.
Imperial Palace East Gardens These gardens are particularly beautiful during cherry blossom season.
Imperial Palace East Gardens These gardens are particularly popular for picnics during cherry blossom season.
Imperial Palace East Gardens Cherry blossom season, or hanami, is a special time in Tokyo.
Akasaka The business district of Akasaka has some well-groomed side streets.
Hie Shrine This shrine in Akasaka is attractive and rarely, if ever, overloaded with tourists.
Jimbocho The primary street, Yasukuni-dori, in Jimbocho.
Jimbocho (Suzuran Street) The Suzuran street in Jimbocho is particularly lovely in the evenings.
Sudacho The underappreciated Sudacho has a handful of beautiful old restaurants.
Sudacho A beautiful old restaurant in Tokyo.
Meguro Sky Garden The Meguro Sky Garden has to be the world's best freeway onramp.
Meguro Sky Garden On top of the Meguro Sky Garden.
Joyful Minowa This is a "cheap and cheerful" shotengai that is on Tokyo's old tram line.
Tokyo Sakura Tram Tokyo's lonely remaining tram line winds through a portion of the old city.
Koenji This is the gateway to Koenji, an increasingly hip suburb of Tokyo near Shinjuku.
Koenji Some streets in Koenji are nicely walkable.
Nakano Broadway This shotengai is famous for its anime and collectibles.
Nakano Broadway The famous Mandarake chain has multiple locations in Nakano Broadway.
Asagaya Pearl This shotengai is appreciated for its attractive roof and its diversity of shops.
Asagaya Pearl An interior portion of the Asagaya Pearl shotengai.
Ogikubo The Kyokai-dori people-street in Ogikubo is its best walk.
Ogikubo Ramen Well-known among the Japanese for its fish-based broth for ramen.
Denenchofu The suburb of Denenchofu was designed based on an English "garden city" plan.
Denenchofu The attractive, small-scale main street in Denenchofu by the train station.
Jiyugaoka The upscale suburb of Jiyugaoka is known for its European influence.
Inokashira Pond In the Kichijoji suburb, Inokashira Pond is a favorite in the area.
Tamago Kake Gohan Egg on rice is a simple, classic Japanese staple food.
Sushi Tokyo has no shortage of options for Japan's most famous food.
Tokyo Station First Avenue First Avenue sells a large number of kawaii favorites.
Tokyo Metro One of the world's largest metro systems.
Tokyo Metro A mosaic artwork in the Tokyo Metro.
Tokyo Metro Museum Vintage train cars in the suburban Tokyo Metro Musuem.
Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck The observation deck in the Bunkyo Civic Center provides a great view of Tokyo Skytree.
Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck On a clear day, it is possible to see Mount Fuji from Bunkyo Civic Center.