Tokyo Tower photos from a beautiful evening

Mount Fuji behind Tokyo cityscape at sunset
Mount Fuji behind Tokyo cityscape at sunset.

Tokyo Tower photos in the evening! I wanted to shoot the sunset from its observation deck. But would the weather stop me? Summer can be problematic for this type of photography. The morning of my visit was cloudy, but I decided to go anyway. My night wasn’t smooth sailing, but I got the photos I wanted. I went home happy.

Once I got up to the main deck and out of the elevator, I went straight to the Mount Fuji side. I was shocked. There were clouds over the alps. That was a pity, as I wanted to photograph the mountain. Actually, I had never seen it from Tokyo Tower. Was I going to miss out on it again?

While I was there, I could see changes in Tokyo. One of them is Toranomon-Azabudai District. That is a Mori Building Company project. It includes three towers with the main one having 64 floors. It is enormous. And as it is close to Tokyo Tower, the view in that direction has disappeared, so it is hard to see Shinjuku now. You can only see a few buildings between the gaps.

The views in other directions are still pretty good. You can see many major Tokyo landmarks. Some I saw this time were:

Did you notice I wrote Mount Fuji?  In the end, I saw it.  The clouds eventually lifted enough for me to see it.  I was thrilled.

My visit was good. A soft light covered the city as the sky got darker and more lights came on. I even saw people playing soccer on a nearby pitch. It was a beautiful evening. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Tokyo Tower photos of Roppongi Hills at sunset
Roppongi Hills at sunset.

As I mentioned earlier, I only went to the main deck. It is 150 meters up. One day, I’ll go to the top one. That’s at 250 meters. Yes, I know I’ve said that before. Eventually, it will be here. I’ll let you know when they are!

You might be wondering why there are no pictures of Zojoji here. Well, in the evening, the temple was pretty deep in the shadows. Please accept my apologies if you were expecting to see it.

It would be nice to do some long exposures, but tripods aren’t allowed. A long time ago, there were ledges around the windows. You could use those to place your camera for shots. That’s not possible now. You’ll have to make do with handheld.

I was glad to get some Tokyo Tower photos from a beautiful evening. It was an excellent night, and doubly so because I finally got to photograph Mount Fuji. Still, I need to go again. These articles have limited space, and I want to show you more images. Expect more in the future.

Tokyo Tower photos camera gear:

  • Camera Body: X-T3
  • Lens: XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

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