After the sun sets in Japan, new landscapes emerge, with twinkling lights on land and at sea creating night scenes so stunning a “night view summit” is held every year to rank the best sights around the country.

While cityscapes continually take the top spots year after year, there’s one talented photographer who’s drawing our attention away from the twinkling lights of the city and towards two surprising new locations: factories and airports. While the places might seem ordinary, the images are the most stunning we’ve ever seen.

These beautiful photos are the work of award-winning Japanese amateur photographer Takahiro Bessho. While his portfolio includes stunning daytime scenes of tourist spots like Kyoto, alongside events like hot-air balloon rides and local festivals, Bessho says his current forte is photographing airplanes, fireworks and factories.

Take a look at some of these gorgeous images below.









Osaka International Airport is Bessho’s favourite destination for plane-spotting. He remains humble in his ability, saying he likes to photograph planes because, if he makes a mistake, another one will be arriving or taking off shortly, which allows him to hone his technique.


His night shots of factories in Yokkaichi, in Mie Prefecture, are equally impressive. While the illuminated buildings make for a pretty sight in the evenings, it’s the skill of the photographer that really brings out their colours, making these appear like grand, illustrated stills from a Japanese anime film.








Who knew runways and factories could be so beautiful? To check out more of Bessho’s beautiful photography, be sure to visit his Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts!

Source: Togetter
Top Image: Instagram/takahiro_bessho