Cool Atriums in Tokyo and Where to Photograph Them
Atriums are large open air spaces or skylight covered space within a building or surrounded by a building. And with the sheer amount of buildings in Tokyo and the level of aesthetics Japanese put into their buildings, there are bound to be some eye catching atriums in Tokyo. Atriums are fun to photograph because they create leading lines, geometry and capturing them with a wide angle lens can be very instagrammable. The geometry created within atriums are almost always photogenic and satisfying. Here are some atriums you can visit to take pictures while in Tokyo. The atriums introduced in this article can be photographed from the bottom and also from the top so be sure to check out both views of the atrium.
The time warp
This atrium acts as a connecting passage between two road and as well as an entrance to the shopping mall. Because it acts as a shortcut between two roads, there are a lot of people passing through here which makes it a very good location to take pictures of people or street photography. You can enter the shopping mall and go up the escalator to the top floors where you can view the atrium from up above. Usually the passageway that connects the two buildings, and where this photograph was taken, is rarely used so you can have the spot to yourself taking this picture. The location is also apt for night photography when the reflections on the glasses are more prominent.
The ‘N’ look up
This spot is located in a building in Shinjuku and is at a walking distance from the station. The top of the atrium has a bridge built diagonally and this look up creates a N shape. You can walk inside the bridge at the top too and is photogenic in itself. The reflections of the shafts at the top of the ceiling combined with the leading lines on the walls of the atrium make this spot a cool place to photograph. It is especially good at night because the atrium and the bridge light up. The building is a comparatively big office building in the heart of Shinjuku. The atrium is accessible to the public. Apart from holidays and weekends there usually are a number of people in this atrium so try to be respectful when taking pictures.