【Masaya Spotlights Tokyo : Hibiya Park】 Japan's oldest western-style public grounds, Hibiya Park, showcases its own unique beauty with each new season. Its crown attraction is definitely the lake, which features a wings-spread crane statue fountain in the center, creating a picturesque scene that extends into the water. It is surrounded by a group of high-rise buildings and is bordered by the southern moat of the Imperial Palace.
【Masaya Spotlights Tokyo : Hachijo Island】 A lush, semi-tropical landscape, which is a mere 45-minute flight from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, Hachijo-jima Island has everything nature lovers seek, including a rich, exotic forest, famous black-sand beaches, and gorgeous views from atop the island's volcano. The limited night-sky illumination provides some truly stunning night skies.
【Masaya Spotlights Tokyo : Tokyo Station】 While many people don't consider stations to be on the beauty spot list, if you miss out on the chance to see Tokyo Station at night, you'll be missing out on one of the most beautiful night views in the city. A definite must-see!
【Masaya Spotlights Tokyo : Ginza】 If you want to take advantage of the cooler evenings to enjoy the nightlife, then Ginza is the perfect place for you. The nightlife here is more refined compared to other parts of Tokyo, and the main street is less crowded, making a trip to Ginza a beautiful, relaxing experience.
【Masaya Spotlights Tokyo : Todoroki Valley】 It's hard to believe, but this idyllic spot is in the heart of Tokyo, only 20 minutes by train from Shibuya. Todoroki Valley, the ravine valley in the city itself, is as tranquil as could be, with a beautiful temple, river and waterfall, a genuine haven within the ever-bustling metropolis. Take a relaxing hand-in-hand stroll along a 1.2-km walking route.
【Masaya Spotlights Tokyo : Lake Okutama】 Featuring panoramic views that change with every season – from gorgeous spring sakura to rich fall folliage – Lake Okutama is a hidden gem in the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, west side of Tokyo. Surrounded by mountains and hills and known for its wonderful hot springs, this is the ideal place for a casual day trip or a longer romantic getaway.
【TOKYO CURIOSITY project - Thousands neighborhoods in Tokyo】 Nihonbashi area is now dynamically and attentively reforming for the coming generation. Respecting the tradition, history and background, Nihonbashi is creating the “New Tokyo-style” from every aspect.
Submit your photos and videos to be featured in Tokyo Tokyo’s original movie! “20 Cheers for Tokyo” is a collaborative project, with the goal of gathering pictures and videos from talented Tokyo fans that showcase Tokyo’s various charms. Over a course of 20 weeks, submissions will be collected based on 20 themes.
【Masaya Spotlights Tokyo : Tokyo Sunset】 While Tokyo offers an endless number of hotspots, the city is also breathtakingly beautiful in the evening, as in this photo of Mt. Fuji silhouetted against a Tokyo sunset. With plenty of high places from which you can observe the illuminated metropolis, just imagine what wonderful, even romantic, scenes could you discover on your own.
【Masaya Spotlights Tokyo : Omoide Yokocho】 While it can be a challenge to find, a tiny alley in Shinjuku called Omoide Yokocho ("Memory Lane") features a variety of uber-local small bars, yakitori (skewered grilled meat) and food stalls. It's the perfect spot for food, drink and cheer in a truly unique Tokyo setting, where you can make some wonderful memories, by yourself, alongside friends and colleagues, or with a special someone.
【Masaya Spotlights Tokyo : Metropolitan Government Building】 An iconic landmark not to be missed, the twin-towered Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is the fifth-tallest structure in Tokyo, with observation decks atop both towers offering a commanding view of the city and beyond. On clear days, lucky visitors are able to see Mt. Fuji rising majestically from almost 100 kilometers away. Best of all, admission to both decks is completely free.
【Masaya Spotlights Tokyo : Rainbow Bridge】 Masaya Suzuki is a Tokyo-based freelance photographer whose work promotes the beauty of Japanese scenery and culture across the world. Enjoy Tokyo from masaya point of view!
During the day, the Rainbow Bridge looks like any other long, white cross-water expanse in any other gigantic, international city. When night falls, though, it's a different story altogether, as dazzlingly beautiful, vibrant, cascading lights illuminate the bridge itself and reflect everything beneath. There are benches from which onlookers can relaxingly admire the view at certain times, and a nighttime visit is a must for everyone.
【TOKYO CURIOSITY project - Thousands neighborhoods in Tokyo】 Ginza and Omotesando represent the most stylish streets of Tokyo. These two areas not only share the fact that they are lined with luxury brand shops, but they have a special history and a common DNA.
The two areas’ prestigious presentation continues to outshine itself every day with the support of the people who refine and hone their craft there.
【TOKYO CURIOSITY project】 April theme “TOKYO FRESH START” “Departure Process”
April is the season when many people will have a new departure. Schools and companies are starting the new year. Feel refreshed, Switch to new system and personnel placement. Sometimes it is confusing, but in this season we feel euphoria and an unexpected encounter I really wish you to have fun. Tokyo ahead of two big sports games, April this year will be more than ever… Gorgeous scenes are waiting for you.