The Many Faces of Tokyo

Senso-ji temple in the Asakusa neighborhood of Tokyo is a Buddhist temple built in 645 AD not far from the Sumida River.  Much of the temple complex-Torii gate, shrine, gardens and avenue of shops leading to the gate were destroyed during WWII and since rebuilt.
Senso-ji temple in the Asakusa neighborhood of Tokyo is a Buddhist temple built in 645 AD not far from the Sumida River. Much of the temple complex-Torii gate, shrine, gardens and avenue of shops leading to the gate were destroyed during WWII and since rebuilt.
The view from atop the Park Hyatt Hotel looking toward the dense urban sprawl of Tokyo.
The view from atop the Park Hyatt Hotel looking toward the dense urban sprawl of Tokyo.
Sign near the Senso-ji temple in Asakusa, Tokyo.
Sign near the Senso-ji temple in Asakusa, Tokyo.
Restaurant lit up in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Restaurant lit up in Shibuya, Tokyo.
The Skytree, at 634 meters (over 2,000 feet) is the largest tower in the world.  The tower features an observation deck, restaurants, and TV broadcasters and dominates the Tokyo skyline day and night.
The Skytree, at 634 meters (over 2,000 feet) is the largest tower in the world. The tower features an observation deck, restaurants, and TV broadcasters and dominates the Tokyo skyline day and night.
A peek toward the altar inside the main Buddhist temple at at Senso ji temple in Tokyo
A peek toward the altar inside the main Buddhist temple at at Senso ji temple in Tokyo
Cabs line up outside the world's busiest train station-Shibuya in western Tokyo.  The JR line travels in all directions with both subways and high speed and local trains.
Cabs line up outside the world’s busiest train station-Shibuya in western Tokyo. The JR line travels in all directions with both subways and high speed and local trains.
A brightly decorated statue, surrounded by lush gardens in a temple in Asakusa, is just steps from one of the most densely-populated cities in the world.
A brightly decorated statue, surrounded by lush gardens in a temple in Asakusa, is just steps from one of the most densely-populated cities in the world.
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