Tokyo Random Pics


Joren-ji Temple, Itabashi-ku

Founded around 1400. The Buddha statue called “Tokyo Daibutsu (東京大仏)” was erected in 1977 in the hope that the area would not suffer damage from war and earthquakes.

Taken by Ayako Tanaka



痛車 (literally “painful car”) is a car decorated with fictional characters of anime, manga, video games etc.

Taken at Oimachi Pop Culture Festa 2018 by Masayuki Miyazaki


Taken by Akira Tamachi at Tokyo Wonder Festival 2017 held at Makuhari Messe. The festival features garage kits.

16265438_10154340593551194_9001523388843035020_nTaken by Aiko Hosoya

10429460_785778184845422_7438668858745334477_n11053648_785778248178749_3861568031113931189_nTaken by Akira Tamachi  


Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku

It has a shopping street at its center, lined by numerous cafés and restaurants. In the early 20th century, the area was renowned for its numerous geisha houses, of which several remain today.

Produced by CHIKAKEN. *Taken by Megumi Johjima


Seibu Ikebukuro Line

It originates at Ikebukuro Station, extending to northwest suburbs of Saitama Prefecture.

Galaxy Express 999 commuter trains *Taken by Masayuki Shimamoto


Hosenji Temple, Nakano-ku

A Shingon Buddhist temple which is a 5-min walk from Nakano-sakaue Station of the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line or the Toei Oedo Line.

Setsubun Sohei-gyoretsu (Warrior Monk Parade) Taken on February 3, 2018 by Masayuki Miyazaki


Total lunar eclipse (Blood moon)

Seen on January 31, 2018

Taken by Devon Mcnare

Taken by Masaomi Takahashi

Taken by Sarah Nishina

Taken by Tadashi Sasaki


Arakawa River

A 173-kilometer (107 mi) long river that flows through Saitama Prefecture and Tokyo.

Taken at the border of Itabashi-ku and Wako, Saitama Pref on Jan 24, 2018 by Tomomi Tada

Iwabuchi Water Gate, Kita-ku, Tokyo.Taken by Sarah Nishina


Sakura in winter!

Winter cherry blossoms (Fuyuzakura, 冬桜), that bloom in fall and into winter.

Taken near Toshima 5-chome Housing Complex, Kita-ku, located between Arakawa River and Sumida River.


Sugamo, Toshima-ku

The area is known as the “Harajuku of the old ladies”.

Taken at Koganji Temple, which was founded back in 1596. The temple is also know as “Togenuki Jizo”.

Taken at Shinjoji (真性寺) Temple.

Omamori, Japanese amulets commonly sold at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, dedicated to particular Shinto kami as well as Buddhist figures, and are said to provide various forms of luck or protection. The word mamori (守り) means protection, with omamori being the sonkeigo (尊敬語, honorific) form of the word, “to protect”.
*Photos taken by Sarah Nishina

Taken by Naoko Okada

12974418_934835399963597_8849513694702940567_n (1)Owls, not old ladies! *Taken by Yuta Kozakura


University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus, Meguro-ku

University of Tokyo, abbreviated as Todai (東大) or UTokyo, is a public research university, which is often cited as the most prestigious one in Japan. It is the first of Japan’s National Seven Universities. Every University of Tokyo student spends at least two years in the Komaba Campus.

Taken by Himiko Rose Shapiro Fukuda


Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku

A transport hub for commuters traveling in from the west of Tokyo.

2020 Image Kimono Show, organized by Japan Refashion association. The show aims at connecting the world with kimono.
*Taken by Masayuki Miyazaki

18360986_10211488459659924_817881827_n18360629_10211488459619923_1144174580_n18424824_10211495343392013_266817970_n18386738_10211491136526844_1328462536_n18361668_10211491136126834_312401512_n18337063_10211488459579922_1479588357_n2017 World Cosplay Summit (WCS) Japan Final held at Tokyo Fuji University Auditorium on May 6 & 7, 2017. WCS Championship will be held in Nagoya this summer. *Taken by Masayuki Miyazaki


Naka-meguro, Meguro-ku

It is popular for its unique boutique cafes and stores, and becomes a vibrant and active location particularly along the Meguro River during the Cherry Blossoms festival in mid spring.

17498440_10155144186324233_3852629615398538445_n17458383_10155144186189233_5286249729947629221_nCherry blossom buds just ready to burst. *Taken by Ayaka Fukuda


Yushima Tenman-gu, Bunkyo-ku

A Shinto shrine in Tokyo, devoted to Tenjin, the Kami of Learning.
*Kami (神): The spirits or phenomena that are worshipped in the religion of Shinto

16938673_10212145779861483_935987976275236251_nTea ceremony under the plum blossoms. *Taken by Yuki Kondo

12790964_812941378812158_244693444352568510_n10320601_812941342145495_1147726790863680501_n12799440_812941425478820_1912115810411987623_nTaken at Bunkyo Plum Festival by Hidenori Tsuchiya


Women-only passenger cars

Railway or subway cars intended for women only. They are offered on some trains in Japan, India, Egypt, Iran, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates.

16807515_1693878450625902_5693298539687081707_nTaken by Candy Javier Sakai


Coming of Age Day

Held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old) over the past year, and to help them realize that they have become adults.

15966193_1295721050485042_1213847497089016436_nTaken by Candy Javier Sakai


Ebisu, Shibuya-ku

It was founded around 1928 as a community developed around the Japan Beer Brewery Company (now Sapporo Breweries Limited) facilities which began brewing Yebisu Beer in 1890. After the breweries were moved to Chiba in 1988, the area underwent a major urban development resulting in the construction of Yebisu Garden Place, which opened to the public in 1994.

13230316_1089399907749677_4104962060049781452_nYebisu Garden Place *Taken by Hiromi Suzuki


Oimachi, Shinagawa-ku

img_8251img_8217There are cute cats near Oimachi Station. *Taken by Isao Tokuhashi


Rokugo-dote Bank, Ota-ku

14088666_1066048083485096_2611293677599637837_nTaken by Akira Tamachi


Pokemon Goers in Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku

13782281_1127398430670269_1466013588716626823_n (1)Taken near Ikebukuro Station by Hirotaka Tominaga


Todoroki Valley, Setagaya-ku

The only valley in all of Tokyo’s 23 wards.

13336060_1751814661701964_5918095503698181607_n13346446_1751814658368631_3674118910542045257_n13330970_1751814811701949_958646951260274901_nTaken by Sakurako Sato


Koraku, Bunkyo-ku

Home to Tokyo Dome City and Koishikawa Korakuen Garden.

IMG_7560Rekisen Park *Taken by Isao Tokuhashi


Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku

Opened on March 17, 1988. It is the home field of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team.

13062349_1034247289988357_7260540249701699807_nTaken by Masami Nagase


Nezu Shrine, Bunkyo-ku

Established in 1705.

13062178_490905057780933_4304437802911813965_n13103414_490905044447601_3533041894609443170_n12107191_490905084447597_3162079746421050825_n 13043802_490905311114241_4856556489430699421_nNezu shrine is famous for its Azalea Festival (Tsutsuji Matsuri) which is held on its grounds from early April until early May. *Taken by Miyumi Chiba


Ichigaya, Shinjuku-ku

An area in the eastern portion of Shinjuku. There is the Ministry of Defense headquarters: Formerly General Headquarters of the Imperial Japanese Army.

12376680_10205815183238325_1790769051290023426_nTaken by Sosen Imai


Asukayama Park, Kita-ku

Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune planted many cherry trees in the area and opened up the land for the enjoyment of the “Edokko” or citizens of Tokyo in the early 18th century.

12717994_1034194416619743_6208892425594358382_nTaken by Yayoi Minowa


Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku

A commercial and entertainment district. Ikebukuro station, several shops, restaurants and enormous department stores are located within city limits.

14083_942387799139585_3901693688813842507_n11094691_942387899139575_5586210805148717747_nTaken by Masaomi Takahashi  


Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku

There are many numbers of apparel stores, sundry goods stores and restaurants. Jiyugaoka is often considered as one of the most desirable places to live in Tokyo.

12744643_10153937152222173_1448926330879793057_n12734072_10153937152357173_8227059507303378144_n12733572_10153937152202173_1258196399173041875_n10401509_10153937152277173_2009059543423890435_n (1)Taken by Ana Kontic


Toden Arakawa Line

A streetcar line in Tokyo.

12321238_10204291757048914_5101970707199843260_n12670091_10204291757248919_852774848526010711_nA rakugo tram *Taken by Chi-Fen Wu

12246954_10208178045790322_7340726506317918236_nProvided by Asuka Hamada

10937644_652053474900839_804776871_n10937369_652053468234173_1489286555_nTaken by Masanori Tsuchibuchi  


Tokyo Dome City, Bunkyo-ku

An entertainment complex which includes the world’s largest roofed baseball stadium known as Tokyo Dome, and and Korakuen Hall.

12573931_973075659453014_3425588740750178630_nTaken by Hiroko Suidobashi 


Tokyo Metro on January 18, 2016

12573194_932415723511797_2474476460127755672_nTaken by Reina  


Shuto Expressway

Lit. Metropolitan Expressway. A network of toll expressways in the Greater Tokyo Area. It was first built in 1962 for the purpose of increasing traffic flow efficiency in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. There are 24 routes currently in operation.



Time Out Tokyo@Ebisu

Kohgen & Time Out Tokyo: Shinto meets Manga (Jul 23, 2015) Kohgen(向源)launched in 2011 and held workshops related to traditional Japanese culture and religion, including a Noh theatre experience and classes for calligraphy and zazen meditation, plus performances ranging from electronic music to sutra recitation. *See for more details of Kohgen.

Takahiko Ishizaki, Shinto Shrine Senior Priest, explains how manga portrays Shinto-related things (Japanese & English)

Buddhist monks and a Shinto priest are discussing their hairstyles (English)

Masaomi Tomomitsu, founder of Kohgen, is DJing!  


Shin-okubo, Shinjuku-ku

Known for its extensive Korean community, but you can enjoy many different kinds of ethnic cuisines in the town.

10259886_761098977313841_2141035730876405567_n10168090_761098080647264_3008242708360635227_nTaken by Megumi Honzawa