“It was my first time visiting Japan, a place I had always wanted to see … I soon realised how lively and energetic this city really is.”
It could be argued that anyone with a half-decent camera and a modicum of editing skill could put together a stylish video shot in Tokyo. There’s just so much going on in Japan’s capital city, so many people moving about wearing everything from business suits to kimono and maid outfits, that with a few nifty filters and a solid soundtrack, pretty much anyone could create something worthy of a quick gander.
But not all Tokyo videos are created equal, and of the dozens of creations we’ve featured on these pages over the years, Christoph Gelep‘s “Hello Tokyo” is easily one of—if not the—most stylish we’ve come across.
Using a clever mix of time-lapse and slow-mo, Gelep takes us on a whirlwind tour of some of Tokyo best sightseeing spots as well as featuring the kind of everyday scenes that visitors to this gargantuan city find so enchanting.
Check it out:
If that doesn’t make you want to pack your bags and hop on a plane to Japan, I don’t know what will.
Be sure to follow Christoph on Vimeo for more. Here’s hoping he brings his camera back to Japan soon!
Source/featured image: Vimeo/Christoph Gelep