Urban Jungle

Dense cityscapes in Japan

By Elena Lisina    - 2 min read

One of the things that struck me on my first visit to Japan the was grand conglomeration of urban objects in the big cities of Japan such as Tokyo, Osaka and others.

Old and new houses, all of different shapes, transport interchanges, trains in a city, signs and advertising posters, hundreds of communication cords formed a really unbelievable picture that reminded me of a jungle, but an urban one. Furthermore, some buildings made of glass and metal made me feel as though I were trapped in a cage. Though I understood the importance and special role of advertisements, sometimes their great quantity and sizes were just scary.

One more amazing thing was the total transformation of a city by night when it sparkled with thousands of lights and the views morphed into something absolutely unrecognizable from the daytime. Sometimes it was very confusing for me as I couldn’t understand where I was and in which direction I should go to reach a station or a hotel.

I bet my shots can explain better than words!

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Elena Lisina @shiroi.tenshi

I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo! My photos from Japan I also place here: https://gurushots.com/f10384/photos Matane!