Tokyo Tower

Having been up the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building at night and then Tokyo Opera City Building during the day we had a pretty good idea of the cityscape from near Shinjuku. So before we left Tokyo we figured it would be good to have a different perspective so we took the subway over to the east of the city. After a short walk we arrived at the original cityscape viewing point for Tokyo- Tokyo Tower.

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This was the first time we actually paid to go up for the view in Tokyo. After a quick elevator ride we were on the observation level taking in the views.

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Like the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building there were helpful signboards informing visitors which buildings were in the line of sight.

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From one side we could see out to where the river met the bay.

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We were able to look directly down through some small windows too. The size of the cars below certainly gave us a bit of perspective on how high up we were.

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img_1537After working our way around the whole observation deck we took the elevator back down. Needless to say it stopped at the souvenir shop level. Karen is a beekeeper and was quite intrigued by the honey in Tokyo Tower bottles

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as well as the Tokyo Tower cookies.

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After leaving the tower we were able to walk around at ground level and take a few more photos.

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As we headed back to the subway station we were quite impressed with this building’s vertical garden built into the  facade.

img_1543Not as tall as Tokyo Tower but still impressive.

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