I live in a big apartment tower in Arakawa Ward of Tokyo. Here are a few of the more interesting things I’ve seen from my balcony.

The Sumidagawa River fireworks display is an amazing spectacle, but finding a place to watch it entails arriving hours beforehand (some people even camp out to get a good spot) and all the nearby stations are jam-packed with people after. This year, we were able to enjoy the fireworks without any hassles whatsoever.

A  JR freight yard.

The Tokyo Sky Tree, the new Tokyo Tower that is currently under construction in Sumida Ward.

Mt. Fuji


Before anyone gets too envious, this is what I see on a regular day without my telephoto lens.