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Here is I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
Here is not Tokyo.But here is next to Tokyo,and areas that I took photos are scenery of Tokyo.
So i include here LET Project.

This is Ichikawa station.It takes about 30 minutes from Shinjuku by train.Here is easy to access.

Ichikawa Station,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
Ichikawa Station,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan

This is I-Link Town Observatory.Here is next to Ichikawa station.
1st floor is library.So you can wait sunset untill sunset.

I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan

45th floor is observatory.150m high from ground.
But,I was surprised.
Because here is half open.

I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan

I took some photos.
In my opinion here is the most difficult observatory to take photos I have ever been to.

Reason 1
It is windy and cold.
I went here March.
Because here is half open,it was cold.Maybe,it will too hot in summer.

Reason 2
To use of tripod is strictly prohibit.
Security guard is always looking around,and when he discover,he points out immediately.
And because rack is a little tilted,camera placing is difficult.
Other people placed camera on their bag,but fine adjustment is difficult.

Reason 3
Window reflection is heavy.
I don’t know why,window reflection was heavy.
There were many reflections in my photos.

Due to reason 2 and 3,I could not find best place to set camera from beginning to end.
It was my first experience.I was disappointed.

And one more.
This is Japanese climate problem.
In Japan,March is a little foggy and cloudy.
So it is hard to expect clear sky.
This day was also foggy.
So, to take photos of night scene in Japan on March is not good.
I think from December to February is the best.

Here are my photos.

Due to fog,The sun looks so large.But I felt power of the sun.

I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan

 

I took this photo with Nikon DX 55-200mm 1.4-5.6G telephoto lens 200mm.
My camera is Nikon D810.It is FX format.Because I don’t have other telephoto lens,I used this lens.
I took other photos with Nikon FX 24-120 4G lens.
I think telephoto lens is useful when taking photos at observatory.

I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan

 

I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan

 

I think this is the best photo of the day.
I like pastel pink and blue cloudy sky.
In Japan,fog in this season is especially called “Harugasumi(means Spring fog)”.
It made me feel spring is coming!

I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan

 

I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan

 

I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan

Night scene of observatory.
I couldn’t take scenery from other places well.Because of window reflection.But I enjoyed beautiful view with my eyes.

I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan

I think here are many difficulty to take photos.
But it is rule to enjoy everyone.
Of course,here is not only for photographer.
Please follow rules,and enjoy beautiful scenery!

Information
Information
Open : AM9:00-PM10:00
Entrance Fee : Free
Holiday : Every Mondays(If Monday is national holiday, it is opened. And Tuesday is closed ), December 29-January 3
Nearest station : Ichikawa Station / JR Line *About 40 minutes from Shinjuku Station by JR Sobu Line
Ichikawa city,I-Link Town Observatory(Japanese only)

*Tripod is prohibited

Ichikawa city,I-Link Town Observatory(Japanese only)

Nearest station
JR Line Ichikawa Station

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Addition
I took photo of day time.
But it is not well.
So I changed its color.I like this one.

I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
I-Link Town Observatory,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan

And after shooting,I went out from tower.
Then I looked up night sky. The moon had been shining behind the tree.
It looked like tree was embracing the moon.
I felt strength of nature.I think, that strength is life.

Life,,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan
Life,,Ichikawa,Chiba,Japan