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Random night photographs from around Tokyo Station

In early January 2020, I decided to go to Tokyo Station. I walked around and photographed whatever took random shots for a couple of hours. It turned out to be a fun night, me and my Fujifilm X-T2.

Marunouchi skyscrapers in the evening

My first stop was a short walk from the trains, the KITTE Building. Tripods and monopods aren’t allowed on its observation deck. But, I discovered that parts of its glass fence are wide enough to support a small camera! It was stable enough to take some long-exposure photos.

night time around Tokyo Station

After that, I took photos from random spots in front of Tokyo Station. I went around Gyoko-Dori, the Marunouchi, and Shin-Marunouchi Buildings. Everywhere I went, it was the same thing. I saw something I liked, set up the camera on the tripod, took a few pictures and moved on. Repeat, repeat, repeat until it was time to go home.


Despite the bitter cold, the area was busy. Some wedding photographers were there with their brides and grooms. I couldn’t believe these people were taking their photos in the middle of winter. There were maybe three or four such groups.

people walking around Tokyo Station

While the photographer was snapping away, the couples looked picture perfect. During breaks, the girls tried to keep warm. They must have felt like ice. Their assistant brought jackets out. The men rubbed their hands and arms to get some warmth into them before the next set of pictures started. The discomfort was probably worth it as the area is the perfect backdrop. Tokyo Station is beautiful as are the lights. Everyone should be happy with their pictures.

light trails under Shin-Marunouchi Building

In the end, I ended up with some random pictures, but it was fun. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. They are very, very welcome!

night wedding photo from around Tokyo Station

Have you ever photographed there?  I’d love to hear about your experiences doing it if you have.  And I’d also love to see some wedding photographs taken there!  I wonder how competitive and profitable the industry is?

light trails under Marnouchi building

One last thing!  You should pop into Tokyo Station one day.  The Marunouchi Exits have some beautiful ceilings.  They are the originals!  Anyway, please leave any questions and comments below.

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