Tokyo : City of Skyscrapers
Living in a bustling city like Tokyo would mean being literally busy and fast the whole day. It never came to my mind that one day I would be here. It seems like everyone is heading to a single direction – work. But I could not forget the first time I arrived here. It was as if I was just a minute creature surrounded by gigantic buildings. To be in a new place like Tokyo I certainly never missed my chance of seeing massive infrastructures built with utmost quality. From buildings to bridges to subways, this city has certainly a lot to offer. I could not help but be amazed by how developed this city is as compared to the descriptions I have read in books. Even to this date, the feeling of gazing at these massive structure is surreal.
Tokyo Tower : Asia’s Eiffel Tower
Located at the center of Tokyo, this tower serves as a major attraction to most tourist visiting the city. Though it was surpassed by Tokyo Skytree back in 2012 as the tallest structure, visitors still include it to their list of places they would want to explore in Japan. The fact that it offers a bird’s eye view of the city, tourists can get a glimpse of Mt. Fuji and Tokyo Skytree from a distance. It varies though depending on the weather. Not only it satisfies you visually but there are other activities guests can enjoy in the lower section of the tower. I am just lucky enough to be working near the tower. I get to witness its beauty during the day and night. It is most beautiful at night with all the lights adding to its majestic appeal. Most photographers (amateur or professional ones) would probably agree with me on this. Social media sites like Instagram, Flickr and Pinterest offers thousands of photos of the tower. For those who could not afford going to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, experiencing the Tokyo Tower somehow will give you a similar treat.
Getting a glimpse of Tokyo Skytree
Coming to Japan, I was so ecstatic by the idea of visiting the tallest structure in Japan that I forgot one very important thing – my fear of heights (ironic right?). However, it is no doubt that this tourist spot would certainly give anyone an unforgettable experience not just for the photos they can take but the view itself. Imagining being on top of the highest tower in Japan (the height just make my knees weak) is definitely something you would not want to miss.
It has two observation decks which allows visitors to see a panoramic view of the Kanto Region and areas close to the tower. But the Skytree experience does not limit on being inside the building only. Once outside, along the Sumida river, you can further appreciate the whole view of the tower. I would highly recommend going to the bridge in the river when getting a good angle of the tower. Just like the Tokyo Tower, it is most photographed by local and international tourists especially at night since it is well lighted with various colors. So never miss that shot.