Tokyo tower is the tallest man-made structure in Japan with a design based on the eiffel tower. I had always wanted to see the eiffel tower, but since that ain’t happening anytime soon, this was a really nice consolation. The Tokyo tower is not as high as the Tokyo Sky Tree but I love it so much. It is very similar to the Eiffel Tower in design. In the night the 180 lights make Tokyo Tower an attractive display in Tokyo’s evening sky. It is nicely lit up at night with it’s red colour standing out. It’s definitely worth a visit. The lighting of the tower was fantastic.
Tokyo Tower was the main broadcasting and communication tower of Japan from 1958 to 2012 (yes, 54 years!) before Tokyo Sky Tree was built. Despite its 333m height, it cannot provide clear signals to TV and radio network these days due to the skyscrapers around the area (before, absolutely yes).
The experience was also a memorable one and it reminded me of the time I went up to the Taipei 101 and Macau Tower. This classic spot offers a 360-degree panorama of the Tokyo night view. The Main Observatory is located 150 meters above ground level, and the Special Observatory 250 meters. Enjoying a panoramic view of a city should always be part of an itinerary when travelling to some place new.
I went at around 8pm, when the city lights and the tower itself were lit. While walking to the tower, I can’t help but took a lot of photos just to get the perfect angle of the picturesque tower in front of me. I don’t look at the streets while walking.
A red and white web of sky-high steel by day, a breathtaking beacon of lights by night, Tokyo Tower is the most prominent and distinctive feature of Tokyo’s cityscape. Tokyo Tower is still one of the best places to get that great view of Tokyo. It`s quite incredible to think that this Tokyo icon is more than fifty years old, and it still pulls a good crowd of visitors. And even though it might not be the tallest tower in Japan now, that doesn`t mean anything, as Tokyo Tower`s views are still spectacular.
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