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Japan Tokyo Shimbashi Roppongi

22 November 2023

Half a pig

Shimbashi to Roppongi via Tokyo tower

A few weeks ago I walked through Ginza and ended up at Shimbashi, which seemed like a busy interesting area. Tonight I decided to go back to Shimbashi and start my walk from there and see where I went.

The first stop was an easy decision, I saw the reflection of the Tokyo tower in the mirror of a building and decided to head that way. I had been there once before, but of course I have never gone up it because it costs money. But tonight I learned that it does have a food court, so that was pretty exciting, even though I did not actually eat there, although I did eat half a pig nearby.

After swine devourment, it was time to head to Roppongi, the nightclub area full of big buildings, embassies, foreigners and therefore xmas lights. Every time I go to Roppongi I get lost, tonight was no exception, but I did get to see the newly crowned tallest building in Japan.

Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - Shimbashi main area is a bit before where this photo was taken, but I took photos of that area a couple of weeks ago, therefore due to a mortal fear o

Shimbashi main area is a bit before where this photo was taken, but I took photos of that area a couple of weeks ago, therefore due to a mortal fear of repeating myself, I did not dare take those photos again.


Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - Hello there. There is a park around this, some of it seems to be a hotel, then there are private streets where road rules no longer seem to apply. Kin

Hello there. There is a park around this, some of it seems to be a hotel, then there are private streets where road rules no longer seem to apply. Kind of strange.


Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - I snuck around the back to upskirt the tower, now I am a local.

I snuck around the back to upskirt the tower, now I am a local.


Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - OMG a food court. I really have not eaten in many food courts on this trip.

OMG a food court. I really have not eaten in many food courts on this trip.


Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - Despite the allure of the food court, I really wanted this, so I got it, Dandan noodles with added pork belly. Which is numbing and spicy soup, with m

Despite the allure of the food court, I really wanted this, so I got it, Dandan noodles with added pork belly. Which is numbing and spicy soup, with minced pork and sesame. A Chinese dish from Sichuan, the tastiest part of China.


Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - Unlike most other nights, dinner did not signal the end of the evening. I started my walk towards Roppongi, which is not far, and goes past Azabudai H

Unlike most other nights, dinner did not signal the end of the evening. I started my walk towards Roppongi, which is not far, and goes past Azabudai Hills Mori JP Tower, the new tallest building in Japan. It only has about 64 levels, which is a little unusual for a building of it's height of 320m, most buildings that high have 80+ levels. I wonder if the top bit is a facade around some kind of non inhabitable structure. It will actually lose the title as soon as 2028 too.


Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - Heading towards Roppongi, it says so on the bridge.

Heading towards Roppongi, it says so on the bridge.


Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - Roppongi is famous for its many musium's.

Roppongi is famous for its many musium's.


Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - The Mori tower area always has nice lights to gawk at.

The Mori tower area always has nice lights to gawk at.


Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - This is a long exposure, look at how the Tokyo tower lights up the clouds. It was this bright by the naked eye too, not just because it is a long expo

This is a long exposure, look at how the Tokyo tower lights up the clouds. It was this bright by the naked eye too, not just because it is a long exposure.


Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - Another long exposure of a nearby illumination.

Another long exposure of a nearby illumination.


Japan-Tokyo-Shimbashi-Roppongi - And... some more illuminations in the streets outside. Light pollution, everywhere. Reminder: tomorrow is a hiking day... the last one!

And... some more illuminations in the streets outside. Light pollution, everywhere. Reminder: tomorrow is a hiking day... the last one!


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