Source: @liamwon9 Haunting Night Time Photography Shows Tokyo’s Beautiful After Hours 2016-03-29 Tue 2018-04-18 Wed Tokyo can be many things. Overwhelming, haunting, surreal, beautiful, busy. Those are among the many adjectives one could use to describe the sprawling metropolis with many different faces, but one general consensus seems to be that Tokyo becomes a whole new beast at night. Whether it's a massive crosswalk that flows like the ocean or the seedy but colorful back alleys of the red light district, Tokyo at night has a dark and gorgeous charm that is reflected in these beautiful night-time photographs by Liam Wong. The bright lights of Kabukicho Source: Liam Wong From Scotland, Liam Wong is a Graphic Design Director at Ubisoft and even worked on Far Cry 4, so it should come as no surprise that he has a knack for the arts. On a recent trip to Japan, however, Wong found himself fascinated with the lit up city during its twilight hours, and willingly getting lost in the city he just fell in love with. The dark photos are brightened by the city's colorful lights, characters, and overall personality. Many visitors to Tokyo often remark how traveling through the city does not give one a distinct feeling for geographical location or progression, so perhaps the best way to describe it is not by traveling point to point, but memory to memory. These photos capture the essence of that surreal sense of travel in haunting beauty. Sea of umbrellas in Shibuya Source: Liam Wong The famous Shibuya crossing Source: Liam Wong The bright lights of Kabukicho Source: Liam Wong Shinjuku, with soaplands and robot restaurants Source: Liam Wong The back alleys of Nakano Source: Liam Wong An izakaya in Asakusa that looks all too inviting Source: Liam Wong A taxi-driver in Shinjuku waiting for customers to exit a love hotel Source: Liam Wong A maid beckoning customers in Akihabara Source: Liam Wong Yakitori in Roppongi Source: Liam Wong Shinuku stroll Source: Liam Wong The right alleyway in Shibuya can lead to anything Source: Liam Wong A cop patrolling the happening streets of Shinjuku Source: Liam Wong Oden and Boss Coffee in Ginza Source: Liam Wong Alleyway in Nakano Source: Liam Wong A rooftop view over Shinjuku Source: Liam Wong Shimbashi's back streets Source: Liam Wong A retro arcade in Kanagawa Source: Liam Wong We may have splurged a bit too much on sharing Wong's Tokyo Nights series, but if you head over to his Instagram you can see more of his beautiful efforts to capture the how Tokyo after dark fleshes out the cyberpunk world of Blade Runner, and the surreal highs of Enter the Void. Whether you're a first-timer or a repeat traveler, next time you're in Tokyo, make sure to stick around after the sun goes down. Wong's Facebook page offers high-resolution versions of his stunning photography. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:@liamwon9 / Liam Wong / Facebook/Liam Wong Tags: Art / Cool / Instagram / Japan / Liam Wong / Night Photography / Photography / Street Photography / Tokyo grape Japan Art Haunting Night Time Photography Shows Tokyo’s Beautiful After Hours Related Article Kawaii Cat And Ghost-Shaped Marshmallows Are The Perfect Complements To Your Tea These Burgers So Cheesy And Stretchy They Come With Measuring Bibs Tokyo Vocational School Opening Up A Branch Specializing In Akihabara-Otaku Culture Giant Miffy the rabbit doll creates hilarious laundry chaos Photographer’s vibrant Hydrangea flower water basin photo is a colorful welcome to summer What are some of the most interesting Radio Programs in Japan?