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Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures combine to make the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with around 38 million residents.

There are many buildings and properties in various states of disrepair and decay. Some of these structures have been abandoned and left to the ravages of time. Some are renovated only to fall into decline again as new generations come along and change their minds about what they want to do or feel is worth the effort.

The following gallery of original photography showcases some of these fascinating structures that I photographed during daily walks around Tokyo over the past couple of years. You will see a mixture of office, retail, residential, and mixed-use properties.

Hopefully, these pictures will inspire visitors to Tokyo to look beyond the tourist magnets and appreciate some of these unsung symbols of 20th century Tokyo lifestyles before they disappear entirely.

October 01, 2021