New Gallery – Tokyo

I added a new gallery today – Tokyo. It contains photos from September 2012.

During the trip I stayed in one of the hotels on the Odaiba island. There were some downsides to staying in Odaiba (mainly extra commute cost to get to Tokyo) but overall I really enjoyed it. Apart from the peace and quiet I did not expect to find in Tokyo (very welcome after the full day of sightseeing!) hotels on the island offer some stunning views. It was definitely worth to pay extra for the room with the Rainbow Bridge view. The balcony was just big enough to set up a tripod – this way I managed to take a few decent shots, like this one of the boat.

Whilst wondering around Shimbashi I came across a building that really caught my attention due to its’ bizarre form. It looked too run-down for a hotel and too small to be a residential building. It turned out to be the Nakagin Capsule Tower. Built in 1972 and designed by Kisho Kurokawa it was a world’s first example of capsule architecture built for actual use – both as residential(!) and office space. Unfortunately I have no photos from the inside, though I found quite interesting post about the current (March 2012) state of the building with some photos on TokyoTimes.

Check out the rest of the photos in Tokyo gallery.