Photographer captures amazing images of central Tokyo as ghost town before Typhoon Trami hits

typhoon trami shinjuku station tokyo japan city ghost town deserted photo image

Typhoon Trami (Typhoon No. 24) brought intense winds to Tokyo on the night of September 30th, though damage was worse outside the city, including three reported fatalities. The capital wasn’t taking any chances, however, with major train lines shutting in the evening. This had the effect of turning parts of central Tokyo into a veritable ghost town as it locked down in anticipation of the wind and rain coming that night.

Intrepid Japanese photographer m_voice0724 received special permission to enter JR Shinjuku Station after it had been shut to passengers and had the opportunity to take photographs of the world’s busiest train station on a Sunday night when there was no one around.

typhoon trami shinjuku station tokyo japan city ghost town deserted photo image

typhoon trami shinjuku station tokyo japan city ghost town deserted photo image

typhoon trami shinjuku station tokyo japan city ghost town deserted photo image

typhoon trami shinjuku station tokyo japan city ghost town deserted photo image

When normally there would be endless streams of people passing through the ticket gates or milling around the platforms, there is no on. When there would ordinarily be train arrival information on the screens, there is nothing displayed. The transport hub is at a mysterious standstill. Has the world ended?

街から人が消えた日

新宿駅

世界1 乗降客数をこなす駅なのに本当に無人だった。#東京カメラ部 #ファインダー越しのわたしの世界 #写真好きな人と繋がりたい #tokyocameraclub #台風24号 pic.twitter.com/d0v0JLS5p6

— おる汰@現像しろ (@m_voice0724) September 30, 2018

The results he captured with his camera are eerie, to say the least, like something out of an apocalypse or zombie movie. He immediately shared his images on Twitter that night and went viral.

He took some other shots of Shinjuku outside the station, likewise dark and almost uniquely void of human trace at 10pm.

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