People Photos from Japan!

And so, I’m officially back in Japan! Well, blog-wise only of course. My body is in boring Singapore and I use this blog to take me to where I want to be in spirit.

And let me bring you guys there too – through the products of my street photography, featuring the people of Japan!

But oh, my photos are dead lousy so pardon me. I was using a very old Olympus point-and-shoot see, and it’s rated one of the worst on CNET. And even among the terrible cameras, this one is the king, and by that I mean it’s the worst, not best, of the worst.

And on top of that, I’m a rookie photograher too.

And oh, all these were taken at a time when I didn’t approach others for permission. I swear I’m not being voyeur; I was just shy. I just wanted to capture the culture and everyday life in Japan and I believe people photos are the best way to accomplish this.

So now that I hopefully have your understanding (and sympathy LOL), let it roll.

Traditional Japan

Geishas in Asakusa Temple Tokyo (2)

Asakusa: What could be better than geishas and kimonos? And better still, at a temple?? They appeared so suddenly and were walking really fast – I had to rush in front of them without looking like a stalker!

First Stop: Skytree

Actual date of visit: 6 November 2012

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Location: Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Nearest train stations: Oshiage (Keisei Oshiage, Tobu Isesaki, Toei Asakusa and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line), Tokyo Sky Tree (Tobu Isesaki Line)
Opening hours:  8.00am – 10.00pm daily
Cost: 2000 yen for the first deck (Tembo, 350m) and an additional 1000 yen for the second one (Galleria, 450m)
Recommended length of visit: 1.5 hours for pure viewing, add another 30 minutes if you want to shop and walk around the vicinity outside
Tips: 1) IMHO, buy a ticket for the first deck (Tembo) only. The second deck Galleria’s view isn’t much different
2) Arrive very early to avoid the long queue

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