Last year while shooting for GaijinPot’s Yamanote Line Japanese study series, I was having trouble finding something interesting to shoot around Meguro Station. Many of these stations look very much alike (i.e. boring and/or a bit run down), and I was challenged to get something unique about the area. I did a little research and found that a minute or two walk down the road from the station was this lovely hall used for a variety of purposes. Housed in the hall is some Japanese artwork and a couple of nice restaurants among other things, although it seems primarily used for events like weddings. However, what struck me most was the beautiful architecture of the building. There’s an old style, tube like elevator, a little stream running through the building, and a lots of windows which provides for wonderful lighting. Probably not the number one tourist spot in Tokyo, but definitely worth a stroll through if you like interesting architecture.
You can check out GaijinPot’s article on Meguro Station here: http://study.gaijinpot.com/lesson/yamanote/meguro-station/
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
Shot Info: f/11 | 1/25 sec | ISO640 | 11mm