Tsukiji fish market
Cityscape from Hamarikyu Gardens
Tokyo Tower, a communications and observation tower. At 1,092 ft, it is the second-tallest structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations.
View of Tokyo from from the Tokyo Tower observation platform
Maman Spider Sculpture, 30ft-tall bronze spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois. It's one of six castings from the original 1999 work.
The Nakamise-dori entrance route to the Sensoji Temple is lined with hindreds fo shops and stalls
Sensō-ji, an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is Tokyo's oldest temple, with origins dating to 645 AD
Shops near Sensō-ji temple
The Shinkyo Bridge (sacred bridge) stands at the entrance to Nikko's shrines and temples, and technically belongs to Futarasan Shrine. The bridge is ranked as one of Japan's three finest bridges.
Sorinto Tower is a 13.2 meter high Bronze pillar which is a symbol of world peace. It conains 1000 volumes of Buddhist scriptures (sutras). Behind it lies the Buddhist temple Rinno-ji. The Buddhist priest Shodo Shonin built the first temple in Nikko in 766 and it was named Shihonryu-ji. In the 17th century the temple was renamed Rinno-ji subsequent to its association with the Tendai sect of Buddhism.
Stone Torii Gate at the entrance to the Nikko Tōshō-gū shrine
Kamijinko (Upper Sacred Storehouse), at the Nikko Tōshō-gū shrine
The three wise monkeys over the Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikk0. This carving, is one of 8 panels, dates to 1636.
Part of the Tōshō-gū shrine compex.
Taiyū-in Reibyō shrine in Nikko
The five-storey pagoda was donated by a daimyō in 1650, but it was burned down during a fire, and was rebuilt in 1818. Each storey represents an element–earth, water, fire, wind and aether (or void)–in ascending order
Pre-show at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku
Showtime at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku