Shinjuku at Night

February 12th, 2010
Shinjuku at Night

Nighttime in Tokyo is just as busy as any other time in this city.  The city never sleeps, and if anything, it feels even busier at night with all the bright flashing lights from traffic, billboards, and other advertisements.  Like a moth to a flame, your eyes are drawn into the bright lights.

I took this shot while walking back to my hotel after a long day of sightseeing.  Leaving the Shinjuku train station there is a pedestrian overpass that takes you to a plaza filled with Christmas lights (this was taken in December).  This is the view from that overpass.  The towers in the distant background are the Tokyo’s government buildings (aka city hall).  They’re the tallest buildings in the metropolis, though you can barely make them out in the dark night sky.

The shot was taken hand-held, probably resting on a railing, I can’t remember exactly.

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One Response to “Shinjuku at Night”

  1. Will says:

    I know this spot well, great place for a night shot of downtown Shinjuku. There is another one out from the the North West side of the station along Shinjuku Dori, but that bridge shakes a lot with the traffic rumbling by. However, it does give a good view of the road traffic and the trains.

    Btw, from the spot you took this pic from, I have one from the opposite direction on a blog about long exposures from a month or so back…I think.

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