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12 Surreal Photos of Tokyo’s Back Streets that Look Like They’re from a Movie

These photos by Masashi Wakui give us a sneak peek into the parts of Tokyo that are often left unseen by tourists.

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Japan is filled with beautiful sights and sounds that you’ll see nowhere else. In natural wonders they’ve got Fuji mountain and the cherry blossom festivals. But in the urban sphere where a lot of cities are starting to look more and more alike, Japan offers unique sights that look like they’re straight from the concept art of some anime or science fiction movie.

Japanese photographer Masashi Wakui masterfully captures the side streets and passageways of Tokyo. Known only to locals and hidden from tourists, Wakui shares with us the night time world of neon lights, back door entrances, bright lanterns, and luminous street lamps. Each photo captures a moment that tells its own story.

Wakui’s hazy photographs add a veil of mystery and depth to each image, which can be interpreted by the viewer in any way they like. While Wakui admits to adding a bit of a filter to his images, the original composition of the image are mostly untouched.

1. Back entrances illuminated by neon street signs.

1. Back entrances illuminated by neon street signs.

2. Narrow side streets with unwitting subjects.

2. Narrow side streets with unwitting subjects.

3. Rainy back alleys illumated by signs.

3. Rainy back alleys illuminated by signs.

4. The photos look surreal and nostalgic at the same time.

4. The photos look surreal and nostalgic at the same time.

5. Even during closing time, the sights of these alleys are beautiful.

5. Even during closing time, the sights of these alleys are beautiful.

6. The warm glow of paper lanterns adds to the hazy effect of each picture.

6. The warm glow of paper lanterns adds to the hazy effect of each picture.

7. Salary men stopping by a hidden ramen shop after work.

 7. Salary men stopping by a hidden ramen shop after work.

8. It’s like stepping into a world where there are no people, only remnants.

8. It's like stepping into a world where there are no people, only remnants.

9. Night time shops advertise their wares and services in back alleys.

9. Night time shops advertise their wares and services in back alleys.

10. These sights are left unseen by most tourists who visit Japan.

10. These sights are left unseen by most tourists who visit Japan.

11. Each image seems to have a story to tell…

11. Each image seems to have a story to tell...

12. But each story depends on the interpretation of the viewer.

12. But each story depends on the interpretation of the viewer.

Masashi Wakui has many more images from this series, and you can check them out on his Flickr channel here.

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If you have an intense love of both drinking and nature, then this bar nestled inside a giant tree is the place for you!

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If you're looking for a watering hole in the middle of the hot, dry savannas of South Africa, head on down to Sunland Big Baobab in Limpopo Province, South Africa where you can find both shade and a drink inside a giant 6000 year-old tree!

Step inside this 6,000 year-old baobab tree into a little bar!

Step inside this 6,000 year-old baobab tree into a little bar!

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Baobab trees naturally become hollow inside when they turn a thousand years old. Inside are caves and caverns created by Mother Nature herself. So not only do you get beautiful interiors within a thousand year-old baobab tree, but you also get great insulation. And that's what makes it the perfect place to set up a bar!

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Looking for travel on the cheap? Try these airlines offering rock-bottom prices.

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These airlines offer inexpensive airfare, and here are 15 of them to choose from:

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10+ of the Most Beautiful Destinations in the World

Which of these stunning destinations have taken your breath away?

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Every country in the world has some unique offering tourists will find enchanting. Sometimes it’s the incomparable fiery sunsets, at other times it’s the fine powdery white sand or a splendid landscape.

Many a visitor has marveled at brilliantly constructed architecture, sparkling turquoise waters, sprawling cityscapes, or picturesque villages. This abundance of beauty, both natural and man-made never ceases to amaze.

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