Roppongi Hills and dinner at Kill Bill’s

Roppongi Hills and dinner at Kill Bill’s

I shot around Roppongi Hill’s the other day after Tokyo Midtown.   I was very happy when I learnt last year that you can go to the roof and shoot for about 1,800 yen, however they do not allow tripods.

東京ミッドタウンのあとは六本木ヒルズでしゃしんをとりました。 六本木ヒルズのおくじょうでしゃしんがとれます。 1800円です。トライポッドはつかえません。ざんねんです。。。

Today’s configuration: Today I shot my Leica M9 and I shot all of my lens: Summilux 21mm f/1.4, Summilux 35mm f/1.4, Noctilux 50mm f/0.95.

今日のカメラ:私のライカM9をつかいます。レンズをぜんぶつかいきりました。

Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Japan

Finally a technology to make men look cool!

これで男の人はかっこよくなります。おもしろいです。

Technology to make men look cool.

Up to the Sky Deck!

スカイデッキにいきましょう!

Roppongi Hills Sky Deck

Roppongi Hills Sky Deck

Roppongi Hills Sky Deck

A view of Tokyo from Roppongi Hills Sky Deck

What a great view.  I need to get up here when the sky is bright blue and full of clouds.

すごいですね! いいてんきのひにまたきたいです。

A view of Tokyo from Roppongi Hills Sky Deck

A view of Tokyo from the top of Roppongi Hill's Sky Deck

A view of Tokyo from Roppongi Hills Sky Deck

The sun sets over Shinjuku… This helps you to see how massive Tokyo is.   Shinjuku looks so tiny from here.   There are 23 wards in Tokyo.

しんじゅくが小さく見えます。東京には23区あります。東京はすごく大きいですね。

A view of Tokyo from Roppongi Hills Sky Deck

Roppongi Hills

Stop

ANA Ad in Roppongi Hill

I was getting a little too much noise, even on 100 iso…

A view of Tokyo from the top of Roppongi Hills

so when you can’t get the shot you want… go Bokeh!

A view of Tokyo from the top of Roppongi Hills

alife Nightclub in Nishi Azabu.

alife Club in Roppongi

Black Cat

Pray for Japan

I had dinner at Gonpachi.    This is where they filmed the massive sword fighting scene in Kill Bill.   The food is excellent here.   I highly recommend trying it if you haven’t.  1-13-11 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031, 03-5771-0170.  Many famous people eat here.

ごんぱんちでばんごはんをたべました。 このばしょで”キルビル”のえいがをつくりました。たくさんのゆうめい人がここでたべます。

Gonpachi in Nishi Azabu in Tokyo Japan

Gonpachi in Nishi Azabu in Tokyo Japan

Gonpachi in Nishi Azabu in Tokyo Japan

I stopped off and bought Mayumi some flowers to thank her for all of the photography time I am getting this week.

真由美ちゃんはやさしいからはなをあげました。このひと真由美ちゃんではありません。はなやさんです。

Flowers in Nishi Azabu

Japanese Word of the Day: 苦しい(くるしい)kurushii – painful, difficult, too full.

example:

たべすぎです。おなかがくるしいです。

I ate too much my stomach is too full.

…see everyone tomorrow.

。。。あしたね!

 

9 Comments

  1. I went to Gonpachi on my last visit to Japan. It was really neat. The movie made it seem so much bigger, though. The Kobe beef skewers are amazing. Great pics!

  2. Hi Josh – Those are awesome. We had them as well. I love that place.

  3. Thanks for spending the time taking great photos! My trip is at the end of May, arriving on 24th, leaving for Osaka on 30th. Hopefully the weather going to be nice around that time. :P

  4. Great pictures! We went to Gonpachi on our trip last month. I wish we would have made reservations to sit upstairs. I would have loved to get a shot like that.

    I didn’t know the scene was actually filmed there. Very cool!

  5. I have to agree that those were great shots with great view! the viewing platform at helipad on top of the building just look so cool! is that the only open air viewing platform available in tokyo? i know about the metropolitan building but it was indoor and the reflection from the glass does not make the picture look so great. but for 1800yen, i am not sure if it is a little bit too expensive? anyway, i will sure visit this place on my next trip to japan in February. Hope it doesnt get too cold.

  6. It’s not bad for Japan. Sort of what I would expect to pay.

  7. It should be pretty good weather. Enjoy Shooting Tokyo….

  8. Gonpachi is great fun and good food. It was the INSPIRATION for the movie set but Kill Bill was not filmed there. They are happy to let the “it was filmed there” rumour stay active though!

  9. Thanks KP – I didn’t know that. I always believed the rumor. I think I’ll keep believe it as I like the story better…

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