Shinjuku Mitsui Building Walkabout After Hours

October 6, 2008 · Print This Article

I usually meet up with the boys in some capacity on Sunday evenings, and this one was no exception.  After a meal at the local fave Indian place, The Can, Scott and I went on a semi-reluctant rainy walkabout of the Shinjuku skyscraper district, in particular the Shinjuku Mitsui Building.

We left the Indian place excited to take some night shots of the skyscrapers, or at least that’s how I left there, but the few sparse drops of rain falling when we went down into the basement eatery had turned into full-on rain.  I had to rally the boys to keep them from blanching and declaring the night a fail.

At least for me, it didn’t end up a fail either.  I like exploring and nosing about skyscrapers or big hotels, etc.  So as we slid around the empty halls and lobbies and corridors of the Shinjuku Mitsui Building, I was quite content to be there with my Nikon D80 taking shots quiet shots of the empty space, cackling and going on to myself and the Can and Scott.

We went all the way up to the 55th floor, but that was private, and the 54th floor had just two exclusive restaurants, one at either end of the hall, no doubt for elitists, so the Shinjuku Mitsui Building jealously hordes its view only for the paying, not the daring.  

Still, I was pleased with what we were able to see.  Not a fail!

The Can and Scott waiting in front of Shinjuku Bic Could anything weirder roll in front of Shinjuku station?? There is now a horse in Odakyu Halc department store
Scott tries to astral project, with some success. Taking a call outside a Royal Host We started here in the Shinjuku Mitsui Building
Free piano for use in the Shinjuku Mitsui Building, you just can't touch it. The Can and Scott swalled by the Shinjuku Mitsui Building lobby Mirrored, curvy art in the Shinjuku Mitsui Building
Elevators don't go to all floors Skyscrapers all have multiple elevators, I never knew that before I moved to Tokyo I was fascninated by this arrow for some reason
This means There apparently is one pound straight up The lobby area is dedicated to photography in the Shinjuku Mitsui Building, nice
Small seats are made into art The Can and Scott descend Scott is uncomfortable about something


3 Responses to “Shinjuku Mitsui Building Walkabout After Hours”

  1. on October 7th, 2008 4:52 AM

    That’s a pretty nice arrow I must say.


  2. on October 15th, 2008 3:02 AM

    I like the photos. Looks like yall had some good clean, although a little wet, fun. Although, it was after hours so you guys could have gotten into a number of things that would not make it into a blog post. You were in Shinjuku after all.


    Jason Collin Reply:

    Thanks….yes, mostly clean fun. We were on the west side, so a fairly “clean” area. Unlike the east side…..


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