Tokyo Cityscape : Aoyama-dori

Posted By yonghow on February 22nd, 2015

Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori

Some photos of my walk around Aoyama-dori back in November. Autumn’s a great time for some leisurely strolls in the city because the weather’s cool and pleasant.

I decided to get off at JR Harajuku station, cut through the swanky Omotesando area before heading down Aoyama-dori. ( below ) The giant Apple store at Gaienmae, close to Omotesando station.

Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori
Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori
Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori
Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori

(above) This curious looking house is almost entirely covered by creeping plants. Looks like Tokyo doesn’t need to experience an apocalypse for nature to reclaim back some of its structures.

Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori
Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori

Some mouth-watering curry buns at Tenma ( meaning sky/heavenly horse ). I had in mind to double back here for a taste but ended up stuffing myself full of Belgian Waffles at another shop later in the evening. Next time perhaps.

Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori
Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori
Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori
Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori
Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori

(above & below) The Avex Group building, a mega music/entertainment company that was hugely successful during the late 90s/early 2000s with artists like Namie Amuro, Globe and Ayumi Hamasaki, under the leadership of producer/composer Tetsuya Komuro.

Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori
Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori

The smaller streets branching off the main road are full of interesting shops and curious sights. ( below) The cute little handwritten sign on the window of this bookstore reads “We’ve stocked up on cat mangas !” Because the world always need more cat mangas.

Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori
Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori

(above & below) The row of Gingko trees at Aoyama Itchome that turns into a stunning row of bright yellow hue in late autumn ( I was about a month early ). The two walkways below the trees are often used as shooting locations in Japanese dramas.

Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori
Tokyo Cityscape Aoyama-dori

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5 Responses to “Tokyo Cityscape : Aoyama-dori”

MJ

I love it when you do these! Thanks for your thoughtful images and descriptions.

DISTRAKT

Magnificent photography, willing to bet that your photo references catalog is a layout designers dream wonderland!

yonghow

MJ/DISTRAKT – Thank you ! Glad you guys enjoy the post. :]

alua

“The cute little handwritten sign on the window of this bookstore reads “We’ve stocked up on cat mangas !” Because the world always need more cat mangas.””

Love it! Hahahaha. Just brilliant.

yonghow

alua – Haha it’s true ! You can never tire of cat mangas. 😛