Koenji Awa Odori 2023 women dance group

Hello! My name is Rohan, and I have a mission. I want to showcase the beauty and diversity of Tokyo through photography. My photos will capture its bustling streets and iconic landmarks. Through them, you’ll discover hidden gems and unique cultural experiences. You won’t only be observing this! Many articles include tips and tricks to help you take better photographs of these places.

Tokyo Skytree night illuminuated

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And that is what I do. I strive to create content that shows the spirit of Tokyo. These photos will bring it to life..

pink daruma chrysanthemum

You’ll see so many places in Japan’s capital. Beautiful Meiji Shrine and the famous Tokyo Tower will be open to you. There are photos of parks filled with beautiful flowers. Car shows and their models will thrill you. This city has so much to see.

aikido defence against sword attack

Join me on this journey and discover the unique charms of Tokyo through my lens. Click on an article to enter my photographic journal. And you’ll even learn where I took these photos so you can take them yourself. Please enjoy.

Below are our latest Tokyo blog posts

Nishi-Shinjuku skycrapers

Free observatory in Tokyo photo guide: Carrot Tower

Home The Nishi-Shinjuku skyscrapers are in the distance. Do you want a free observatory in Tokyo for photography? We know there are several. There is the superb Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Shinjuku. Tower Hall Funabori is in Edogawa Ward. Another is Sky View near Shinbashi Station. Well, here is another, Carrot Tower. I give Carrot Tower high marks. While it isn’t a true observatory, it works for photography. The

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What camera gear appears on this photo blog?



  1. Fujifilm X-T2
  2. Fujifilm X-T3
  3. Pentax K3
  1. Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 R WR
  2. Fujifilm XF10-24mmF4 R OIS WR
  3. Fujifilm XF16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR
  4. Fujifilm XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
  5. Fujifilm XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
  6. Pentax SMC DA 18 – 135 mm f/3.5 – 5.6 ED AL (If) DC WR

Why do I use Fujifilm cameras on Tokyo in Pics?

Fujifilm cameras have gained a reputation for their quality and unique characteristics. They are popular among with amateur and professional photographers. Here are some reasons why I like Fujifilm cameras (especially the X-T3):

  • Image Quality: Fujifilm cameras are known for their exceptional image quality. In terms of what they cost compared to what they give, I can’t fault them. 
  • Film Simulation Modes: Fujifilm has a rich history in film photography. They’ve incorporated this heritage into their digital cameras. Fujifilm cameras offer a variety of film simulation modes. These mimic the look of classic Fujifilm film stocks like Provia, Velvia, and Astia. Of course, there is my favorite Eterna too. This allows photographers to achieve a unique and nostalgic aesthetic.
  • Retro Design: The X-Series cameras often feature a retro and stylish. They are like classic film cameras. I like this as it has a tactile feel. 
  • Compact and Lightweight: This makes them ideal for travel and street photography. They aren’t a burden to carry.
  • Lens Selection: Fujifilm has a range of high-quality lenses. True, they can be expensive, but they are superb.
  • Build Quality: Fujifilm is known for its attention to build quality and durability. In my experience, their cameras are well-constructed and weather-sealed. That makes them suitable for outdoor and challenging shooting conditions.
  • Intuitive Controls: Fujifilm cameras feature intuitive and user-friendly control layouts. That includes physical dials for settings like aperture, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. I really appreciate this.

It’s important to note that this is all subjective. You might have a different opinion of Fujifilm cameras. Everyone has their own needs and preferences. But I find them excellent for what I want. How about you? If you want to see more of them, look at the official website.

Where to buy Fujifilm cameras in Tokyo?

I recommend buying your cameras and lenses at MapCamera in Shinjuku. They have been my go-to spot for camera gear since 2017. I hope you will be as happy shopping with them as I have been.