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Does anyone know where to get this view? 2019/3/10 18:40
Hi everyone,
Does anybody know what building to visit, to get the view that is on the front cover of Lonely Planet's Tokyo guide? Link below for the image.

https://cdn.waterstones.com/bookjackets/large/9781/7870/9781787011151....

I have looked at the Bunkyo Civic Center but it doesn't seem to be quite right... any help is appreciated! Thank you!
by Beczilla  

Re: Does anyone know where to get this view? 2019/3/10 19:01
Photoshop?
The Fuji looks irrealistically huge for any place from Tokyo. Yes, you can see Fuji from Tokyo but this seems to be taken from much, much closer.
by LikeBike (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Does anyone know where to get this view? 2019/3/10 19:28
lol, yes defs photoshop. Fuji in that picture is about the same proportion as you'd see at Kawaguchiko
by Lazy Pious (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Does anyone know where to get this view? 2019/3/10 22:23
A massive telephoto lens can compress far-away objects into a photo making them appear closer, as in this case. It is the work of long focal length. I'm sure you can get an idea of where it may have been shot from if you draw a line from Fujisan with the TMG building and the Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower in such a way they are in a straight line. There are photos of planes taking off from Haneda that show Fujisan as if it were in the back yard....those are shot from Chiba Prefecture with a super long focal length.
by John B digs Japan rate this post as useful

Re: Does anyone know where to get this view? 2019/3/11 05:26
I played with google map and obtained the following result. Based on it, I'm convinced that the referenced picture is a real perspective from somewhere in Tokyo (I do not know where) with right equipment and perfect weather, of course. I'm sure the photo was enhanced (sharpness/contrast/color/etc. adjusted) using some software. Look in the upper right quadrant of below:

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6968941,139.7162875,188a,35y,229.94h,7...
by edokko101 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Does anyone know where to get this view? 2019/3/11 06:04
Hey guys, thanks for your help. After some more research online, it does in fact look to be taken from the Bunkyo Civic Center. I don't believe its been photoshopped; just incredibly lucky with the weather, coupled with a really good camera lens. Thanks for all the input!

Pictures attached in links below.

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/07/5c/1b/f2/bunkyo-civ...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Skyscrapers_of_Shi...

https://i1.wp.com/wattention.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/005_MYP429...
by Beczilla rate this post as useful

Re: Does anyone know where to get this view? 2019/3/11 09:38
I would have assumed somewhere in Shinjuku looking back across the park and towards west Shinjuku as I get similar views from within Shinjuku National Gardens (without Fuji from ground level). But, the comments above relating to lenses and the observation deck across near Tokyo Dome also makes sense.
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

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