24 Terrific Tokyo Photos

After putting together this week’s photography roundup, I am definitely feeling inspired to take a trip to Tokyo. What an interesting and magnificent city! Did you know that:

  • There are 5 enormous cylindrical shafts underneath of Tokyo, Japan which fill with water in case of a flood so it does not to destroy the city.
  • The 2020 Olympics will take place in Tokyo, as predicted in the manga Akira in 1982.
  • The tallest free-standing tower in the world, the Tokyo Sky Tree, had its final height chosen solely because of wordplay; several numbers were considered because of their alternate meanings, they ended up choosing 634m for “Musashi”.
  • Japan has nearly twice as many 7-Elevens as the United States, with 2,079 stores in Tokyo alone.
  • There’s a hamburger joint in Tokyo called Whoopi Goldburger.
  • There’s a skyscraper in Tokyo which tells you, using colored lights, whether you should bring an umbrella when you go outside.
  • 45 of the 51 busiest train stations in the world are in Japan. The busiest, Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station, serves roughly 1.2 billion passengers each year.

[Source: KissAssFacts]

Fascinating! If that doesn’t make you want to visit, I hope that these 24 terrific Tokyo photos will! Enjoy!

Credit to respective artists.


Credit:Takahiro Yamamoto

Credit:Takahiro Yamamoto

Credit:Takahiro Yamamoto

Credit:Xavier Portela

Credit:Xavier Portela

Credit:Xavier Portela

Credit:Zivan Rosic

Credit:NHAN LE

Credit:Cheryl Marland

Credit:masaki ueda

Credit:Raphael Olivier

Credit:Takaaki Ishikura

Credit:Takaaki Ishikura

Credit:Nose of the Salmon

Credit:Masafumi Hirakawa

Credit:Hirolu Erikawa

Credit:Hirolu Erikawa

Credit:Octavio Kano-Galvan

Credit:Helton Yuji Yamamoto

Credit:Nakahara Satoru

Credit:David Tembleque

Credit:Jea Rueras

Credit:Michio Papers

Credit:Michio Papers


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