This was the view from our room on the 10th floor of the Hotel Arietta near Gotanda, Tokyo at 4am one day late in May.
I had one of those 'suddenly alert' jet lag moments you sometimes get at unexpected times in the middle of the night.
I couldn't sleep for about an hour so instead of fighting it, I took to soaking up the early morning atmosphere outside our window.
It was humid and surprisingly quiet.
About the Author
A writer and publisher from England, Rob has been exploring Japan’s 6,800 islands since 2000. He specialises in travelling off the beaten track, whether on remote atolls or in the hidden streets of major cities. He’s the founder of TheRealJapan.com.