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Photo of the Day: Tokyo One Piece Tower

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Are you planning to make the trip to Tokyo Tower anytime soon?  Then you will want to check out Tokyo One Piece Tower, an amusement center for fans of the series and children.

You will see many employees dressed up as pirates, you can partake in many games and even a One Piece tour and see cool artwork and even buy One Piece swag. There are “One Piece” human-sized statues, so you can take photos with yourself next to a character.

But you will definitely want to go on a weekday, not the weekend to avoid any long lines.

Photo of the Day: Walking through Omotesando

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Located in Shibuya and Minato, Tokyo is the avenue known as Omotesando.

Mentioned and confused by foreigners as a city, Omotesando is an avenue featuring zelkova trees and a stylish area that is home to shopping areas such as Omotesando Hills (featuring Saint Laurent Paris, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo), Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior, Apple, Laforet and a plethora of restaurants and cafe’s and more.

Next to Ginza, Omotesando can be seen as high trend due to its high number of fashion flagship stores and international boutiques.

If you are into high fashion, Omotesando is the place to go!  It’s also one of my favorite and classiest locations to eat at due to its many cool restaurants.

Photo by Dennis A. Amith, J!-ENT

Street Photo Pick of the Day: Used Books in Jinbocho (神保町)

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Every morning in Jinbocho (a neighborhood of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan), you will see many of the used-book stores put their books out for sale.

The location is where the prestigious Tokyo Book Binding Club and Literature Preservation Society is located, also the location of Shonen Jump’s Shueisha, as well as five major universities (Nihon, Senshu, Meiji, Hosei and Juntendo).

While Jinbocho (or Jimbocho) is named after samurai, Jinbo Nagaharu in the 17th century.

Unfortunately, there was a major fire in 1913 which destroyed the majority of the city.  Fortunately, professor Iwanami Shigeo opened a bookstore in the area which would become Iwanami Shoten publishing house.

And because of the number of books sold in the area (especially its wonderful cafe and restaurants), the location attracts university students and intellectuals.

And so, Jinbocho has received the reputation of being called “Book Town”.

Photo by Dennis A. Amith