Catastrophic Bomb Damage in Tokyo During World War II

Below is a photograph — which really isn’t cool as much as it is historic — showing Tokyo and the incredible damage caused by Allied bombing raids. Click on it to see the zoomed in version. Aerial view of bomb...


Lovely 1908 Photo of the Tokyo Imperial Palace

If you’ve ever visited Tokyo, you surely have seen the Imperial Palace. What a magnificent site. Below is a photo of the palace in 1908. Source: Flickr user Vladimir Tkalčić


Amazing View of Tokyo Tower in 1969

Have you ever seen Tokyo Tower? It’s quite an impressive structure. The structure is over 1,000 feet and is currently the second tallest structure in all of Japan.   Tokyo Tower tourist group in 1969 Source: Flickr user Christine Tokyo...


What Did Tokyo Look Like in 1957?

This great old photo shows a street scene in Tokyo, Japan in 1957. I’m not sure where this is, but maybe some of you do? A vintage VW Beetle in Tokyo (1957) Source: Vintage Japan-esque


This Was Tokyo in the 1960s

Check out this groovy photo of Tokyo in the 1960s. Ginza in Tokyo during the 1960s Source: Flickr user Jeff


Rare Map of Tokyo in 1682

This is a rare find. We dug up an old 17th century map of Tokyo a the Library of Congress, showing the city as it looked in 1682. Pretty fascinating. Click on it for much larger version. 1682 map of...


This is Tokyo in the Early 1900s

Have you wondered what Tokyo looked like 110 years ago? Take a look at this great series of photos from 1905. View down Tokyo street with cable cars in center background Source: Library of Congress View down center of Tokyo...


1890s Photo of Akasaka in Tokyo

Wow, how different is this photo with the one below it showing Akasaka today? Akasaka, Tokyo in the 1890s Source: New York Public Library “Akasaka, Tokyo” by Original uploader was Bobak at en.wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons...