In the latest of our Armchair Travel series, a summertime visit to Tokyo, shot entirely on film
Few places spark wanderlust quite like Tokyo – with the mouthwatering food at its bustling izakayas, the inimitable sartorial flair of its dwellers, its fascinating districts and its centuries-old history. Whatever your fancy, one thing’s for certain: this dizzying metropolis has an endless slew of experiences to offer the wandering and the curious.
Until an actual trip here is possible, relive the vibe of the city with this photo essay by our Senior Photo Editor, Aaron Low (@aarnlow). “This was my first-ever trip to Japan and it was an eye-opener in every sense, from (Tokyo’s) arts and culture to its urban design,” shares Aaron, who shot these photos using a 35mm film camera on a trip taken pre-pandemic. Take a scroll through memory lane; all of Tokyo’s quintessential sights, from its Instagram-famous street cat to the iconic Tokyo Tower, await.