Distance-wise, the far west of Tokyo is only a couple of hours or so from the capital’s more central districts, but in contrast to the crossings and crowds the city is famous for, it looks and feels like a completely different world.
Towards the end of last year, I took a photograph from the same spot as the one in this post. It can be seen here should you wish to make a comparison. A photo that I probably prefer due to the subject’s expression.
The visible smartphone, however, makes it very contemporary, whereas the shot below has a far more timeless feel. An element that in modern, rapidly changing Tokyo, is increasingly hard to achieve.