Tokyo Tower 東京タワー
Come on, did you think I was going to be in Tokyo for a month and not do the most touristy thing you could possibly do in Tokyo - go up Tokyo Tower?
They were really beautiful on a breezy day like this one.
The view from the tower is spectacular, as expected. Even with a bird’s eye view of the city like this, the layout of Tokyo still evades me.
The admission fee is ¥800 ($10.37), but that only gets you to the middle level. As a cash-strapped college student I didn’t want to pay the extra ¥600 more to get up to the top, so you’ll have to settle for middle photos.
Above you can see the temple in the first picture.
In the distance you can see the Tokyo Sky Tree, a newer, taller version of the Tokyo Tower. I still like Tokyo Tower better, because it looks like La Tour Eiffel.
This outcropping of buildings is Shinjuku 新宿, home to the busiest train station in the world.
Cut into the floor of the middle level are heavy plate glass windows—adults nervously walk across while kids run and jump on the glass.
While I only have 2 days left in Japan, I have some secret adventures planned, so stay tuned.