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The Metropolis!! Roppongi Hills


In this article, I’ll introduce Roppongi Hills Observatory. It is located at Minato-Ku. There is business district.
So there are many buildings. And “Minato” means “harbor” in Japanese. Minato-Ku is facing to sea.

Observatory is separated 2 floors. 52nd floor interior observatory and roof top Sky Deck.
At first, I introduce photos from 52nd floor interior observatory.

Tokyo tower is right in front.
Fresh scenery during day time.

This angle is just opposite side from World Trade Center Building.
Right on Tokyo Tower is WTC. I have already introduced it once in this blog.
The Nippon View!! World Trade Center Building

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Toward Odaiba direction. Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Gate bridge and sea.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Toward Shinjuku direction. Modern design architecture in front is The National Art Center,Tokyo. beautiful museum designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Tower and Skytree. This angle (Tokyo tower front, Skytree back) is seen only here.
Old and new landmarks of Tokyo.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Front road is Tokyo Metropolitan Road 319 Circle 3.
Shuto expressway Inner Circular Route is passing near Tokyo Tower.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Let’s move to Sky Deck. Additional fee is required to enter Sky Deck. Only camera and mobile phone are permitted to bring. Please leave your baggage in the coin locker on 52nd floor. Hats or caps are also banned. Elevator takes you to Sky Deck.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Here is Sky Deck. Also heliport. Wooden corridor area only can walk. There are thorns on wooden corridor. Barefoot is dangerous.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Here is no window, no ceiling.
Summer is too hot, winter is too cold. Please think well season and time and your condition.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

The same angle to 52nd floor. But more clear.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Panorama view.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Here is selected “Lovers Sanctuary”. I can understand. Here is so beautiful! I think here is also photographer’s sanctuary.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Only Tokyo Tower.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Close up Rainbow Bridge(front) and Tokyo Gate Bridge(back).

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Toward Shibuya(left) and Shinjuku(right) direction. In sunny,clear day Mt.Fuji is seen. From November to February is best for Mt.Fuji.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Shinjuku Skyscraper.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

52nd floor again. It’s getting dark. Shadow of Roppongi Hills is appeared on ground.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

From calm scene,city begins shining gradually.
52nd floor is permitted to use tripod. So here are many photographers all the time.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Roads makes beautiful lines.  Breath taking scenery…

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

This day, Tokyo Gate bridge shined blue color.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree.
There are heavy reflections at 52nd floor. So if you have gear to solute reflection, it will be difficult to taking photos after blue hour.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Sky Deck again at night.
Orange color of Tokyo Tower and Shuto Expressway make sense of unity.
Here is prohibited to use tripod. Photographer must try to make use of flat surface of fence. It is difficult to make angle.
Flat places are few. Let’s use them in turn.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Tower and Skytree.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Close up of buildings.  Building shines themselves and reflects lights each other. They makes shiny night of Tokyo.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Toward Shibuya direction at night.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Close up toward Shinjuku direction at night.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Another day, Shibuya direction with Mt.Fuji at dusk. Only clear sky day from November to February, Mt.Fuji is seen.
I was just late for the best time.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Close up. The road looks like leading to Mt.Fuji.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo tower changes its light up color by season.
Summer is orange and white. Other seasons are warm orange (above photos).

Summer is not clear sky. So I tried technical challenges like below.

Cool image post procession.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

High Dynamic Range.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Panorama view. 2 towers, 2 ferris wheels, 2 bridges. Can you find all of them??

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Only bokeh, but recognizable 🙂

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

The same angle just focus.

Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan
Roppongi Hills, Minato-Ku,Tokyo, Japan

Here is a little expensive, but worth to go!

Information is fully described at Official site. Please check it.

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