Photo Diary: Beautiful Tokyo

Today is my birthday! Thanks for everyone who has wished me happy birthday. To celebrate this day I have collected my travel photos from Tokyo (yes I finally found my lost photos…) and want to share them with you. This will be my first photo diary but definitely not the last.

All photos are taken by beginner photographer using her phone so I am sorry if some of the pics are not so good. I hope you enjoy my travels!


Getting lost in Tokyo means finding beautiful places.


Tokyo Ueno Starbucks
Ueno park was my love (and next to my home) in Tokyo and this particular Starbucks quickly came my number one place to visit.
Whale statue Ueno Park Tokyo
If someone is as enthusiastic as I am about Japanese (crime) dramas, this whale is seen so many times in them. I haven’t even realized it before coming back from Japan. It’s in Ueno park too.
Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum Harajuku
Tokyo is full of interesting art museums. This Taro Okamoto memorial museum is one of them.
Urban Torii gate
Torii gate somewhere in Tokyo between urban neighborhoods
Star Wars Toystore Tokyo Japan
I’m big Star Wars fan. (Or better said my whole family is) It was fun to notice how Japanese share my passion for Jedi. They had Star Wars everywhere!
Urban river Tokyo
In Tokyo i was blessed with some beautiful blue skied days and one week of rain and storms as balance. This is one of the best days.
Tokyo Old Railway Station
Tokyo’s railway station is still big mystery for me. I got lost and somehow exited from different door every time.
Korea Town shop Tokyo
Any kpop fans here? Well I don’t admit anything but Korea town may have been like heaven… I find these stairs totally cool.
Line Friends shop Harajuku
Harajuku is my favorite neighborhood in Tokyo. It’s full of surprises and small alleys. Every time I visited there was something new to discover.
Fabric street Nippori Tokyo
When your best friend and mom are crazy about textiles you can not dissmiss Fabric Town and Street in Nippori. Shop after shop this are is full of beautiful and cheap fabrics. (Look even Buzz Lightyear is shopping there!)
idyllic alley in Tokyo
Getting lost in Tokyo is like walking in to movie. I would just spend years in Tokyo to get know all the streets and corners. I discovered this place one afternoon but the fun fact is that even if tried to go there again (there was cute shop) I wasn’t able to find it second time…
Scenery in Ueno zoo park
This photo is from Ueno Zoo. It was so beautiful! Small lake full of plants.
colors of Akihabara
Akihabara was something I have never seen anywhere else. Even if it was raining (I have never seen that much water coming down from sky!) the there was so many people.
Colorful Ferris wheel flower field
I have maybe the worst phobia of high places. Of course I had to visit three Ferris wheels in my in my Japan trip. (Why am I doing this to myself?)

idyllic tokyo neighborhood train


So there was all the photos! If you want to see some more adventures from Japan check out these food post I have made:
Sweets in Japan

Food in Japan

More Food in Japan

Have you ever visited Japan or planned to go there? Making this post has made me miss the city so much… Maybe I should start to plan my second trip there. (Or maybe not because so many places I want to see!)

There was all for today. I hope you are having amazing weekend.
With love,

Viivi Severina


36 thoughts on “Photo Diary: Beautiful Tokyo

  1. Im Japanese &living in Tokyo
    I often see the place,but I look there more beautiful many times than usual。+.゚.( °∀°)゚+.゚。
    Thank you for giving me the impression!!

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  2. Great photos! I really loved Tokyo too – so many interesting corners. That place you couldn’t find is Yanaka, you get there from Nippori station. It was my favourite part of Tokyo I think. (I have some photos and general love for it in a Tokyo post I did a while back, yours is better though I think – love the light and all the bustle of people.)

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    1. I checked out your posts about Tokyo and really loved them! I think your is better than mine, I loved the sky in your Yanaka photo. Thanks for telling me the name so now when I visit Tokyo in future I will find the place again 🙂

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      1. Different time of year I guess? Moody autumn skies are pretty, but the low light makes getting detail in the foreground hard. I wish I knew more about photography. One day!

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  3. I am so glad that you describe Tokyo as `beautiful’. I totally agree. I lived in Tokyo in the mid-1980’s and have been back several times with me wife. It’s not a classically beautiful city because the Japanese build most buildings to be functional. But there are pockets of EXTREME beauty. So beautifully tranquil that you want cry. That said, I even find the ugly parts of Tokyo to be beautiful…

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    1. I know what you are meaning. There is a lot of beautiful places in Tokyo but there is also the not beautiful places. But I think as whole Tokyo is charming and photogenic place. Thanks for commenting 🙂


    1. Thank you! Had to google Ricky Rapper before understanding what it means 😀 English and Finnish versions of names are different… Glad you liked 🙂

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        1. It’s really popular in Finland and the Ricky Rapper (in Finnish Risto Räppääjä) has 15 book and 6 movies. But I don’t really know if those are in English… Thank you for commenting 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on neidottalives and commented:

    Today in my travel blog I shared pictures from my Japan trip. (I know I traveled there last year but I’m lazy person who shared them now…)


  5. looks like you have a nice neighbourhood. Like all of the random pictures of Tokyo.
    I know some Kpop!
    Happy birthday! Wish you all the best and happiness! *cake with candles* 🙂

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    1. Thank you (fortunately I really have cake but not candles)!

      It’s easy to take nice photos in Tokyo because there is so many amazing places. 🙂


  6. Amazing Phontos 😄 camera are sometimes overrated, with great framing and lighting (which you have) you can produce beautiful work too 😄 where do you plan to go next?

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    1. After a week I’m going to Stockholm by cruise with my family. And after that I don’t yet have plans because all depends if I get in/even want to go University. 🙂 And I agree with phone you can get amazing photos too!

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    1. Thank you! Iphone camera is surprisingly good at taking photos. They had Starbucks everywhere in Japan. And I visited them often because we don’t have Starbucks here in Finland and the free wifi in them was fast 🙂


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