When I left here yesterday, I bought I bought an all day inner Tokyo JR pass (Tokunai kippu) with the intention of seeing how the power restrictions are impacting on the Tokyo night scape. It was cold and wet - still like January weather - so I didn't stay out to see true after dark - but you can get some sense. I will see if I can dig up some old photos later for comparison. I am not sure how much arm twisting is going on to achieve this, but there is a remarkable effort to reduce power consumption. The city is still functioning, though endeavouring to use less power to do so.
Reduced operating hours at Shinagawa station. I imagine all of these
would usually be open till at least 9pm.
|Girls dressed up for graduation - life goes on as normal for|
|The sky was more yellow/green that this photo shows. The foreboding|
cataclysmic-like sky would indicate a likely hail storm in Australia.
A poster advertising cherry blossoms in Kakunodate Akita.
Unless the JR line is restored they won't be getting many visitor
|Shinjuku dori looking very dark - this is a serious neon strip|
|Near the south east exit|
|NTT Docomo's building in Shinjuku not lit up.|
Notices next to the advertising boards saying they are
not being lit up to save power.
|Train stoppages at Shinjuku station|
Fuji-ya corner in Ginza - looking up to Mitsukoshi.
If you look carefully you can see Fuji-ya written.
It's usually one of the most recognizable corners in Japan.