Tokyo is filled with observatories, and I enjoy shooting from them, but I do most of my visits during the winter. For one, the air is clearer around Tokyo during that time, so it's easy to get great sunsets and silhouettes like this. Secondly, it's just plain cold! As hot as Tokyo gets during the summer it's surprising how cold it can be in the winter. Thus, I like saving my observatory trips for that time of year. Unfortunately, some observatories are more photographer friendly than others. The Funabori Tower, from which I took this photo, is on the less-friendly side of things. While it offers some great views of the city if you have a good zoom lens, it doesn't allow tripods, so that can get a bit tricky. Thankfully, I had winter gloves and a window ledge, which was all I needed to steady the camera enough to get this shot.