Tokyo photo diary pt. 1


Photos by Mattias Swenson

STREETS. Usually when I’m in a big city, one of my biggest fears is to get lost while exploring it. When you don’t know your way around you never know what could happen or where you could end up, but with Tokyo, it’s a different thing. I’ve never felt so secure in a city before, everyone is super kind and helpful even if they only know a couple of english words and the only thing I lost track of was time. Because believe me, there’s A LOT to see!

Tokyo is one of those cities where you walk and walk and walk until you can’t move anymore, and then you walk a little bit more. Around every corner is a new surprise, wether it may be an amazing hole-in-the-wall sushi place, an awesome purikura photobooth center, a group of people dressed up in fur costumes, an amazing $1 store filled to the max with anything hello kitty related you could possibly think of or the actual restaurant that inspired the famous fighting scene in Kill Bill (yep, just as awesome in real life). It’s the kind of place you can spend years and years exploring, and yet discover something new everyday. The longer time you spend in Tokyo, the more you fall in love with it and when I left, part of me stayed. Tokyo is a city that has to be experienced, but I tried my best to capture it’s charm in pictures. Enough talking, here’s the first part of my Tokyo photo diary!


























110 thoughts on “Tokyo photo diary pt. 1

  1. If I had those glasses I’d wear them non-stop too heh. Beautiful photos, I love all the candid shots of people, and the restaurant looks amazing! I’m glad you had such a lovely time, I can’t wait to visit Japan someday…

  2. There are a lot of wonderful places in Japan especially Tokyo.

    U should go to Okinawa also !!
    It’s my hometown :)

  3. I am tokyo bred and love my hometown a lot. I.’m really glad you had such a terrific time in there and share your positive and encouraging notes about it. I spent most of my life in tokyo and never get tired of such a entertaining place. Now i am living outside japan, reading your latest posts makes me miss tokyo so much and bringing me back with loads of special memories.
    You can go back anytime. Any season, any time of year, the country will welcome and impress you.
    Thank you. After the hard time this year for us, the japanese, your blog would really encourage your readers in japan.
    Take a good care of you.

  4. Wow!. I really like your blog and I think it’s really interesting about Tokyo and pictures!. Which kind of camera do you use?

  5. Hi, Im from japan. Im so excited to see how you enjoyed in Tokyo.
    I saw you for the first time in the TV show. You’r so cuuuute<3
    and i do love your photos. Plz come to japan again! We'll always wait for you :)

  6. Jätte vackra bilder.

    Är du nöjd med din olympus
    pen? Vad är det för objektiv på den?

  7. Love your first photo! And those chunky booties are to die for! I plan on living in booties this winter! Have you checked out the selection on Chinese Laundry? I already bought 3 pairs!

  8. This trip looks so amazing, Japan is such a fascinating and beautiful place, it’s just so diffrent from our own culture that to understand fully, you really need to experience it.

  9. Please, stop wearing those sunglasses. When your wear it over your head, it looks like you have horns.

  10. So so jaelouuss! Tokyo has forever been my dream destination and I’m so gonna move there one day..
    You look amazing!
    But may I ask: is that a Nikon 1 camera you have there and it’s that the camera you were using to take these pictures? :)

  11. You’re totally awesome! I observe your blog since very long time and you inspire me. Thank you so much! Unfortunately I don’t have this courage to publish my own outfits and they’re not that amazing like yours and the others bloggers so i just publish my inspirations etc. Can’t wait for next photos, kisses ;)

  12. AHHHH I really REALLY want to go to Tokyo! This post has made me realise how much! Looks like you had tons of fun! You look gorge too xx

  13. where’d you get those shades?! They’re fabulous! And I say wear them as often as you like ;)

  14. Hi,
    It is the first time I comment on your blog, I just want to say that the quality of your pictures is just AMAZING !
    Just wondering, should I buy Olympus PEN lite E-PL3 or the canon 7d ? which one is the best ?

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