The Nippon View!! World Trade Center Building


Here is World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan.
I think here is one of best observatory in Tokyo.

In 2012,Tokyo Skytree has opened.
And now it is popular.

But Tokyo tower is still symbol of Tokyo.
Here you can see it just in front.
In addition,Mt.Fuji is seen!!

These are Japanese symbol and proud.
So I call this scenery “Nippon View”.

And here is center of business district.
You can see development of Tokyo in 360° angle.
Of course,here is easy to access.
Here are many clean seats,large windows.Very nice situation for taking photos.
If I have to chose only one observatory in Tokyo,I will chose here.

And here are my photos.

This is west side.
Before light up.
Beautiful sunset.Sun beam shines on Roppongi Hills.

View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

In this shot,reflection is seen.
I have missed.Evening situation is keep on changing.
So I concentrate on shooting.To discover small reflection in photo is difficult.

View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

In this photo,reflection is decrease.I changed angle a little.
But it was not my aim.Because I couldn’t find reflection.I just wanted to change angle.I was lucky.

View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

To avoid reflection,taking photos various angle in the same place may be good solution.
A little reflection can be erased with photoshop.But many or large one is impossible.

This is my favorite photo of this article.
I’m using this photo as cover of this blog.
A little bit cloudy around Mt.Fuji.
But I feel “Nippon” from this photo.
Nippon or Nihon means Japan.But “Japan” is English.
Generally,Japanese people call our country “日本(Nippon or Nihon)”.
“Japan” comes from “The Travels of Marco Polo” written by Marco Polo in 13th century.
There are several theory how did “Japan” born.
But as one Japanese,I feel Nippon from this scenery.

View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

This is north side.
In this day,north side window was dirty.So,I couldn’t good photo.
Can you see traces of water drops??

View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Next photo.Reflection is seen on the right building.
If I take a little more left place,there will be Tokyo Skytree.
But I missed it!

View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

This is east side.
You can see Odaiba and Rainbow Bridge on the left.

View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

This is another angle.
I like this composition.
The road crossing center is cool!

View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Tokyo Skyscraper.

View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

This is west side again.
Night scene.Too much dark.I couldn’t find best angle.Unstable composition.These are failure.
And reflection was more strong after sunset.
Twilight time is better.

View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View from World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Information

Observatory is 40th floor.(40th floor is called Seaside Top.)
You have to go with elevator from B1F.
And you need to buy ticket at entrance of elevator.
Reception person will welcome you with smile.

At the 40th floor,you can use tripod.
But to touch window is strictly prohibit.
Allowed equipment is bellow.
Camera,Tripod,Remote release
If you want to use other equipment,you have to apply before shooting.
And selling purpose shooting is also required to apply before shooting.

World Trade Center Building(English)

Nearest station:Hamamatsucho station/JR line

Open:10:00~20:30(final enter is 20:00)
Close:December 30,31 and Building holiday→Irregular

Admission Fees
Adults:620yen
High School Students(Age 15-18):620yen
Junior High School Students(Age12-15):360yen
Primary School Students(Age6-12):360yen

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6 thoughts on “The Nippon View!! World Trade Center Building”

  1. 楽しく読ませて頂きました!(^^)
    一つお聞きしたいのですが、たしか貿易センターでは暗幕の使用が禁止されているらしいですが、管理人はどのようにして、ほとんど室内の灯の写り込みがほとんどないように撮影されたのでしょうか。いろいろ角度を変えても多少は入ってしまいそうですが・・・もしかしてぎりぎりまでレンズを近づけたのでしょうか。
    ご指摘頂ければありがたいです。
    よろしくお願い致します。

    1. コメントをいただき、ありがとうございます。
      暗幕の使用は禁止ですので確かに難しいですね。写り込み対策はどこの展望台でも本当に難しいです。
      レンズをかなり近づけるのは一つの方法です。私はさらに写りこみが最小になる場所や角度を探しました。
      写りこみを最小の範囲にして、あとは手のひらをかざして映り込みを防ぎしました。
      原始的な方法であり、長時間露光の場合はかなり疲れます(笑)
      どうしても映り込んでしまう写りこみはフォトショップで消去しました。
      逆に言うとフォトショップで消去できる範囲まで写りこみを小さくするのが最善かもしれません。
      世界貿易センターに関しては完全に暗くなってしまうとほとんど対策がとれずお手上げでした。
      夕刻の方が写真は撮影しやすいと思います。
      あまり解決になっていないかと存じますが、このようなところです。
      頑張って良い写真を撮影してください!

  2. 山下さん、
    お返事ありがとうございます!
    恐らく手のひらしか使えるものがないかもしれないですね。写り込みがいくつかあると、結構大変そうです(笑)

    自分の服の一部とかは使えるんじゃないかと思っていたんですが、もしかしてそれも暗幕と注意されてしまいそうです・・・

    一番上の写真がもっとも素晴らしい角度ですが、そちらの写り込み具合はなんとかできるものなんでしょうね(^^)

    1. 私が撮影に伺った際はそばで上着を暗幕代わりにしていた方が警備員の注意を受けておられました。
      せめてハンドタオルくらいがよいかもしれません。
      一番上の写真の角度も完全に暗くなってからは反射が強くてダメでした。
      確か緑の非常灯に苦しみました。
      私が行った日は新橋方面は窓の汚れが激しく、反射も強かったのでほぼ全滅でした。
      日や状況にもよると思うのでその日のベストな場所を探し、完全に暗くなる前に撮影するのが良いと思います。
      こちらは東京のベスト展望台の一つですよね!是非楽しんでください!

  3. 暗幕が使えないというのはなかなか理解できませんが、自分なりに頑張って撮影に行ってきます!いろいろありがとうございました!
    これからの作品も楽しみにしております!

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