Machida at Night

Capturing the nightlife and glow of Machida

By Daniel Vesey    - 2 min read

While staying in Oakhouse Sagamihara, one of the places I went to most was Machida, as it is only two stops away on the JR Yokohama Line. Most of the time I went there was during the day, as well as a few times in the evening, but I didn't spend too much time exploring the streets near the station. These pictures are from the time I finally got to do so, and this is another place I simply love in Tokyo. 

The color of the sky on this particular evening was a spooky blue, somewhat like the haunting sky in the opening sequence of the famous Hong Kong film Chungking Express. Underneath this mysterious blue were many other colors, from flashing lights to the radiant street art sprayed on some of the walls. The streets are full of life at night, lined with bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. Tokyo at night is so photogenic; the atmosphere is unrivaled. Machida is another place, along with so many others, to check out when the sun no longer hangs in the sky. 

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Daniel Vesey

Daniel Vesey @daniel.vesey

I graduated from University of Hertfordshire in the UK in 2014, with a 2:1 in Mass Communications. I have since worked in China for a Media and PR Company as a writer and photographer and also as a foreign editor for a English website for the expatriate community in Guangzhou. I am a big fan of the East in many ways, and have always dreamed of coming to Japan. I look forward to exploring this beautiful and unique country over the years to come! 

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