Tokyo Tower, a place to visit
From 1958 is one of the most iconic buildings in Tokyo, a place that for many years have been the highest observatory tower in the city and also a place that has attracted many lovers from all around the world. However, since 2010 the Tokyo Tower has a strong competitor: the Tokyo Skytree. This one is much higher (634m tall compared to the 333m of Tokyo Tower), is more modern and impressive, and currently is the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower. These series of facts are probably the reason because many tourists and visitors decide to visit the Skytree instead of the Tokyo Tower, being the first one very crowed at times, while the second one doesn’t have that much appeal anymore. But, is really the Skytree a better option to visit than the Tokyo Tower?
I would say “NO
”. And with this post I would like to stick up for the Tower Tokyo since my experience there a few days ago was totally worthy. First of all I have to say that Tokyo Tower’s look is unbeatable. In the night, with its lights around the iron turned on, the magic of this building is certainly unique. Ok, it’s a kind of copy of the Eiffel Tower from Paris, but this Japanese cameo has its own character and charisma which makes it singular and, as I said, magic. About the inside, well, from my point of view the perspective of the Skytree may be a bit too plain, from too up high, which is impressive, no doubt about it, but it doesn’t have the charm of Tokyo Tower’s views, which are more detailed and, for instance, more interesting. And no forget the price, a ticket to the main observatory of Skytree costs 2000 Yen, while the ticket of Tokyo Tower costs “only” 820 Yen.
Here some pictures that I took in my visit to Tokyo Tower. As you may realize I was during before the sunset, a time that I think is the perfect moment to enjoy the views of Tokyo, which the lights of its buildings already turned on but with some sun rays left to let us enjoy the horizon and the texture of every neighbor.
Minato, Tokyo 105-0011