Urban – Wilderness

An expedition to two extremes: Kamchatka, one of the wildest places and Tokyo the most urban place  on Earth.

Tokyo Bay and Kamchatka Peninsula

Tokyo Bay and Kamchatka Peninsula

In June and July 2013 I plan to travel to two extremes on the Earth – Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Ear East is one the wildest places in the world and Tokyo is the largest urban center in the world. The metropolitan area of Greater Tokyo is so large, in fact, that it is more than half as large again as the world’s next largest metropolitan area, Seoul.

Here are some interesting statistics on these two places:

Tokyo Kamchatka
  • Greater Tokyo Area is the largest metropolitan area in the world
  • Area: 2,188 km²
  • Population of Tokyo is 13.22 million and Greater Tokyo is 35.6 million
  • People per square kilometer: 6042
  • One of the most remote places on Earth
  • Area 270,000 km2 (100,000 sq mi)
  • Population: 322,079
  • People per square kilometer: 1.1More than half of the population lives in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (179,526 people in 2010) and nearby Yelizovo (38,980): 218506103573 people live in over 99.99% of the land which is 0.3 people per sq km


I plan to spend two weeks travelling and photographing the active volcanoes on the the Kamchatka Peninsula and then take in the mega city that is Tokyo. I hope to record and share the experience of travelling through these contrasting environments through sound and photographs.