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Utopia for Train and River Lover, Hokutopia


In this article,I introduce Hokutopia observatory,Kita-ku,Tokyo,Japan.
Here is located near Oji station.
The same place where I introduced former article.

As I wrote in former article,many trains stop or pass this station.
Visitors can see that from Hokutopia observatory.
So I call here Utopia for train lover.

JR Keihintohoku Line is stopping at Oji station.
And pedestrian bridge in this photo is shooting place of former article.
A forest on right is Asukayama Park. It is famous for Hanami(cherry blossom viewing).
In clear day,Mt.Fuji is seen.

Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Shinkansen is passing through.

Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

In this observatory,visitors can enjoy two direction view.
This is another direction.Toward Sumida River(front) and Arakawa River(back).
So I also recommend here for river lover.
In clear air, Mt Tsukuba is also can be seen.

Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Twilight toward river direction.

Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Heavy traffic is highway.

Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Twilight toward station direction.

Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

There were heavy reflection for station direction.
As it got darker,reflection became heavier.

Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Shinkansen is passing through.
In this direction,Skytree and Tokyo tower is seen at the same time.
Very nice composition including trains.
But there were heavy reflections in all of my photos.
I can always find solution or can erase reflection with photoshop.
But here are too much heavy reflection. So I could not take good photo…
Cause of reflection is restaurant’s light and dirty window.
Drastic solution is needed. I hope black curtain to be set by the window only evening and night time.
Or more photographer will visit here.

Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

This is restaurant’s menu.
It looks tasty!
If i could take good photo,dinner will be more delicious!

Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Hokutopia,Kita-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Information
Observatory is 17th floor.

Entrance Fee:Free
Open: 8:30AM to 10:00PM
Holiday:Holidays
Example 平成27年5/11(月) means May 11th(Monday) 2015.
“平成(Heisei)” is Japanese Calendar. It changes when Emperor of Japan (天皇 tenno) changes.
Tripod is OK(I confirmed by telephone.)

Hokutopia(Japanese Only)

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