tokyo observatories

Tokyo is known for its miles of underground subways, shopping arcades and pedestrian tunnels, but Tokyo is equally rich in its rooftop spaces. Nearly every high rise in the Tokyo includes a rooftop lobby, restaurant, or bar that the public can access. The rooftop views allow a completly different sense of the city, re-orienting you to the sky, sun, and polar coordinates that are mostly lost on the densly packed streets. These photographs document the view from five different observatories, including the Mori tower art museum, the shinjuku municipal building, the tokyo tower tourist attraction, the ebisu garden tower, and the civic center tower..