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Part 1: Some Snaps from Tokyo 2010 - 01-29-2011, 02:21 AM

Picture 1 - Tokyo Skyline
Picture 2 - Maid and Akihabara Street
Picture 3 - Shrine
Picture 4 - Looking Down at a Tokyo Road
Picture 5 - Tokyo Skyline at Night
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01-29-2011, 02:28 AM

Picture 6 - Akihabara Gamers
Picture 7 - Yamanote Sign
Picture 8 - Yamanote Train
Picture 9 - Beautiful Sky with Akihabara Back Street

Keep an eye out for part 2 that I'll get round to doing soon, with pictures of Kamakura, Gokurakuji and Enoshima!
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01-29-2011, 02:30 AM

Were those shots of the Keio Plaza Hotel taken from your hotel? Angle is all wrong for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building observation deck....

Nice shots, btw!
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01-29-2011, 02:49 AM

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Were those shots of the Keio Plaza Hotel taken from your hotel? Angle is all wrong for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building observation deck....

Nice shots, btw!
Nope, I've forgotten the name of the building they were taken from now. All I can tell you is that it had huge elevators, and the the top floor it had an Italian restaurant and an observation deck, as well as loads of other restaurants.

I've got a (probably) unhelpful pic here too. You could see right down through the middle of the building near the elevators, like so:

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01-29-2011, 02:54 AM

Okay, thanks.... I'll google it....
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Okay, thanks.... I'll google it....
That is Shinjuku Sumitomo Building.
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That is Shinjuku Sumitomo Building.
Thanks! I looked it up on google maps so I can get a street view of the building.... It's not much too look at, so I think I just missed it last time around! I don't remember if it was there in 2005 when I stayed at the Keio Plaza. 4 months ago, I stayed at the Shinagawa Prince; I never made it to Shinjuku....
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01-29-2011, 03:40 AM

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That is Shinjuku Sumitomo Building.
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Thanks! I looked it up on google maps so I can get a street view of the building.... It's not much too look at, so I think I just missed it last time around! I don't remember if it was there in 2005 when I stayed at the Keio Plaza. 4 months ago, I stayed at the Shinagawa Prince; I never made it to Shinjuku....
Just checked on masaegu's info and it most certainly is the Sumitomo Building. Thanks!

It's REALLY hard to find any info on it online.... hard building to research. :/
But a few seconds of video clip I found confirmed it.

I tried that too when I got the name. I only managed to go to Shinjuku at night so it looks a LOT different than in the day. And it really isn't much to look at eh lol I only went in it because it was the closest skyscraper to me that the public were going in, and it had some food at the top and I was starving. lol
It was a good skyscraper though. Good food and good views. I remember now, the Government buildings are really near it, and when looking out the observatory you can have a great close up view of the top of them.
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We Shinjuku locals call it the Sankaku Biru, the Triangular Building.

http://www.gnavi.co.jp/sumitomobldg/
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01-29-2011, 11:37 AM

Wow. Thanks for posting the pics. You've made my choice even clearer. A high-quality camera & video camera will be required for Japan


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