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Omotesando Shopping at Night

Posted in Places, Shops by tokyobling on January 5, 2016

The New Year’s Holidays are a little peculiar in central Tokyo. Many (if not most) Japanese spend the holidays traveling somewhere, either abroad or back to their parents or relatives around Japan. This means that Tokyo is a bit more deserted, a bit quieter than usual around the New Year. Quite a few shops are closed as well, which makes it even less interesting for people to go into town. This does not deter tourists though, and walking around for example Ginza or Omotesando at night on the 31st or 1st is a bit like being in a tourist theme park, no locals and no shops open.

Still, window shopping is an acceptable pastime during these times, so I joined the tourists and did a bit of walking around on the relatively people free sidewalks and streets of central Tokyo.

Here are some photos of Omotsesando at night, not around New Year’s though.










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  1. La Tribu d'Anaximandre said, on January 5, 2016 at 6:26 am

    c’est coloré et lumineux ! ♥


  2. lilichan06 said, on January 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

    These glass buildings are so beautiful
    Prada and Cartier are my favourite ❤
    It's funny, I took almost the same night photos 🙂
    And since it is still time, I wish you a very beautiful and happy new year!!


  3. I. J. Khanewala said, on January 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Those are lovely photos: crisp and without people!


  4. Carissa Hickling said, on January 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Ghost town! An impossible sight in a place like Mumbai where we have traffic jams at 2am on a regular night. New Years? Talk about 2 hours to get somewhere that normally only take 15 mins….


  5. siouxloveliss said, on January 13, 2016 at 3:42 am



  6. rudolfhsw said, on January 18, 2016 at 8:55 am

    don’t think i’ve seen tokyo this empty.


  7. Julie said, on January 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I loooove Omotesando…the architecture and the quiet streets are so soothing for my brain! I like the first photo with all the wonderful wall textures and darkness… and a tiny “Cartier” at the end like a shining small diamond. What are those crazy horses? Hahaha…


  8. sweffling said, on February 11, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I’m very impressed by the lack of litter!


  9. weblin2 said, on July 28, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Not sure how this works yet…just wondered if u still follow Yukio Tanakos work?
    Does he still not ship to Europe? Does he still work?
    Thank you!


  10. Traf' said, on August 2, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Very beautiful pictures! I also like winter in Tokyo ; quieter and less tourists …


  11. yanangski said, on February 17, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Tokyobling! It’s been a while since you last posted. Do you have another site where you post your works? I also have not been writing as much as I did before. Hope to read from you again.


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