The View of Mt. Fuji from the Tokyo Metropolitan building is one of a kind
You can see Mt. Fuji from a lot of different places here in Japan, but there are quite a few in Tokyo it alone. I travel to Shinjuku for work and I sometimes like to just sit back and enjoy the view from the Tokyo Metropolitan building. The building has a FREE observation deck on both towers that overlook Shinjuku and the rest of Tokyo. In fact, you can see Tokyo Sky Tree from the both tower perfectly on a clear day. On days right after summer storms when the smog has been blown out to sea, it creates clear skies that will let you capture Mt. Fuji from the Tokyo area which is normally not possible during the summer season. One of the hard parts about shooting from the observation decks at the Tokyo Metropolitan building at night is the fact they don’t let you use tripods. Plus to top that off, you are behind a sheet of glass so trying to get a very clean image with no reflections at a low ISO is almost impossible. One night I took the ball head off my Oben tripod and used that as a table-top tripod. I guess you can say a little bit of MacGyver came out of me but now I have a Manfrotto Pixi which works a lot better than this. I used my shoot through windows technique to remove all the reflections, you can read more about my shoot through windows technique HERE. Once I got set up, I took my Basic HDR bracketing shots with my makeshift table-top tripod and I am happy with the result. This image of Mt. Fuji looking over Tokyo was taken with a Canon 5Dm3 and the 24-105 F/4 lens. You can see the final image along with a Behind The Scene video down below.