Tokyo From The Ikebukuro Sunshine Tower

Although it doesn’t snow a whole lot in Tokyo, it can get very cold. As a landscape and travel photographer, that poses a problem. There’s not a lot of motivation to get outside with my camera, but there’s also not much to photograph indoors. Thankfully, Tokyo has a solution – tall buildings with observation decks. During the winter, the air over Tokyo is relatively clear, so the views from these buildings can be spectacular. Additionally, during the winter there are less tourists around, so you’re less likely to have to fight the crowds. All in all, it’s a great combination for some aerial cityscape photography.

This particular image was taken from the Sunshine Tower in Ikebukuro (also known as the Sunshine 60). If you’re ever in Tokyo, this is a great observation deck to check out, thanks largely to the liberal tripod policy. This photo was created using digital blending, meaning it is made up of bracketed shots. For that kind of photography, a tripod is pretty important!

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Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikon 16-35mm f/4
Shot Info: f/8 | Multiple Exposures (Blended) | ISO 320 | 16mm

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