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Tokyo Tower at Night

November 19, 2009

Went to Tokyo Tower last week with some dormies. It’s surprising we only just got round to it; the Eiffel lookaike isn’t that far from Keio’s Mita Campus at all. Unfortunately I had to catch up with the guys and missed that “twilight” time – when the lights of the city are turned on, and the sun is only just setting. Apparently this is a great time to take fabulous shots from the tower, before it gets too dark and unless you have invested in some serious kit, ordinary lenses can’t really go far.

Tokyo Tower has two observation decks—the Main Observatory and the Special Observatory; both offer a 360 degree view of Tokyo and, on clear days, Mount Fuji can be seen to the south.[9] The two-floor Main Observatory, located at 145 m, provides visitors with a view of Tokyo and houses several attractions. The first floor is home to a small café and Club 333, a small stage that is used to put on live music shows.[26] Also located on this floor are two “look down windows” that allow visitors to stand over a small clear window and look to the ground 145 m below. The second floor (at 150 m) houses a small souvenir shop and a Shinto shrine, the highest shrine in the special wards of Tokyo. The elevators leading to the Special Observatory are also located on this floor. Departing on these elevators, visitors can reach the Special Observatory. a small, circular, completely enclosed observatory located at 250 m



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