The more eccentric and lesser known cousin of the Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo Tower lets you take in the breathtaking view of.. concrete. Looking out onto the sea of buildings in (one of) the world's largest urban centre of Tokyo-Yokohama is quite something.
The Tokyo Tower provides a great view of Tokyo and gives you an Idea of how big the city is. Although the view wasn't that good the day we went there (overcast) it still gave a good view of the area. Aparently you can see Mt fuji on a clear day.
The Tokyo Tower is taller than the Eiffel tower being 13m higher at 333meters.
Built in 1958 as a transmission tower, at 333 metres it was 13 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower. Since then, though, a succession of skyscrapers & other towers have made its uniqueness fade.
It contains several sites, more aimed at the child than the adult, and admission seemed a little steep to me, but thousands flock there every day.
Tokyo Tower is actually taller than the Eiffel Tower, although it seems much less substantial. More modern construction techniques meant that it is only a quarter of the weight of its more famous sister in Paris. Ride to the top on a fine spring day and watch the aircraft coming and going at Tokyo's domestic airport, Haneda. If the air is exceptionally clear, you'll be able to see the majestic outline of Fuji in the distance.
Yet another view from the Tokyo tower. The views are great here but it's kind of expensive. For equally good views for free, go to the Metropolitan Government building in Shinjuku.
Our hotel was in walking distance of the Tokyo tower and so it made a handy landmark for those of us who got lost. Never actually made it to the top. Something to do maybe next time I visit.
This tower was built in 1958 and is higher than Eiffel Tower. It was two city views. I didn't visit it... what a shame....
Tokyo Tower, pictured in so many Japanese dramas. The view from top of the tower is fabulous, particularly on a clear day.
Ok, it's a bit of a tourist trap and is expensive. Maybe it is in the wrong section. However, it' s better looking at night when it's lit up.
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