Tokyo Summer in pictures

In Japan the season changes are very abrupt. We have had a terribly hot Summer but Fall arrived last week and we already have rain and cool winds. I would prefer October to be hotter, but it’s quite good to know there’s a sudden temperature change, not for nothing special but to know what to wear each day without having to think much. Despite the stifling hot July and August, this Summer I went out quite often for walks around the streets of Tokyo, mostly around the Western part, to take photos and try to capture the Summer atmosphere in the streets of this great city. Most of the pictures have been taken with my Nikon D90 and my Sigma 10-20mm lens. If you don’t really care if it’s REALLY hot outside, Summer is a good season to visit Japan. Notice that there’s not many people on the streets, they just don’t feel like going out and prefer to stay indoors enjoying their A/C.

Tokyo Summer

Tokyo Summer

Tokyo Summer

Tokyo Summer

Tokyo Summer

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Shibuya

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

Tokyo Summer pictures

The day after the typhoon

Shibuya Crossing

Tokyo Summer

Tokyo Summer

Tokyo Summer

Tokyo Summer

Tokyo Summer

Tokyo Summer

Tokyo Summer

Summer Day at DG

Tokyo city vs Tokyo beach last weekend

Tokyo city vs Tokyo beach last weekend

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Yoyogi summer

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Yoyogi

Yoyogi

Yoyogi

Summer blue sky

Summer blue sky

Summer blue sky

Summer blue sky

Summer blue sky

Summer blue sky

Summer blue sky

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Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station

Shibuya Sunday Morning

Shibuya Sunday Morning

Shibuya Sunday Morning

Shibuya Sunday Morning

VERY Hot in Harajuku today

Shibuya

9 Comments
  • Mr. Tanaka-san desu!

    September 30, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I’m curious as to how you get photos of people up close such as those on the street without people yelling at you for taking their photo. Do you ask them? Or just wait until they walk towards you and snap it?

  • Morten

    September 30, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I would like to know that too 🙂

  • kirai

    October 1, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Just hung the camera from your neck and shoot without looking through the viewfinder. Shoot MANY pictures and maybe one or two will be good enough. Nobody will notice 😉

  • fuelter

    October 1, 2010 at 3:46 am

    How do you make the sky that blue? Do you use a polarizing filter or is this post production?

  • Olve

    October 2, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Great photos! (And a great camera too. 😉
    I’ve actually never been to Japan during summer. Only spring and autumn.

  • Mr. Tanaka-san desu!

    October 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for the tip Kirai!

  • Edyta

    October 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I love your pictures!

  • Dan Ryan

    October 10, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I really love this collection of pictures. Some beautiful things here. Thanks

  • jonhohx

    October 20, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    very nice…i cant wait to return to japan nxt yr