Tokyo in Pics


A photography blog about Tokyo, run by Australian photographer Rohan Gillett

My favourite view of Roppongi

Roppongi has a crossing, just  like Shibuya, just not as famous. However, this one is now my favourite spot to photograph in Tokyo.  It looks fantastic, especially at night. There is so much there for a camera, especially one set up for a long exposure!

The crossing brings so many things elements together in one place - people, neon lights, the traffic with its light trails, an overheard expressway and one of the city’s biggest skyscrapers, Roppongi Hills.  As you can see, from where I set up my camera, everything was arranged along a set of leading lines that vanished into the mass of concrete beyond. Or, if you look at it at night, with so many cars coming towards the camera, you might think you are being blasted away with light!

If you like long exposures Roppongi Crossing is a good place for them.  But having said that, you don’t need to spend all your time there doing them.  There are other things in the area to photograph as well, like expensive sports cars and the smaller Mario Karts which are common sights on the road.  And the streets are good for street photography too, which is something I plan to do in the near future. Anyway, if you have a camera and are in Tokyo, you need to spend some time in Roppongi.