Akihabara at Night

Another one of Tokyo's many jewels

By Daniel Vesey    - 2 min read

To me, Tokyo at night is the most exciting place in the world, easily. It's a pure, electronic, photogenic ball of light. It has so many areas that explode into color and life when darkness arrives on the scene, one of which is Akihabara, another jewel to add to Tokyo's vast treasure of riches. 

Here is a place overflowing with radiance: lights, anime billboards, orange, yellow, black, and green taxis, plus gleaming buildings. It's also an area full of sound: music, souped-up cars, trains, and people walking, talking, and rushing over crossings. 

In the day it's addictive, at night it's intoxicating, and the heart of anime culture in Japan beats faster, filling its street-like veins with electric light. Akihabara is awesome. 

In association with HK Express – sponsors of our 2015 JapanTravel.com Photojournalist Program

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Daniel Vesey

Daniel Vesey @daniel.vesey

I graduated from University of Hertfordshire in the UK in 2014, with a 2:1 in Mass Communications. I have since worked in China for a Media and PR Company as a writer and photographer and also as a foreign editor for a English website for the expatriate community in Guangzhou. I am a big fan of the East in many ways, and have always dreamed of coming to Japan. I look forward to exploring this beautiful and unique country over the years to come!