I initially plan to visit Shinjuku Garden this morning but since it is drizzing, I reckon it will be troublesome to stroll in an open garden. So I change the plan to visit Tokyo Tower instead.
In fact, Tokyo Tower is not plan in the itinerary, however, in order to compensate for the disappointment at Tokyo Skytree the day before, I have to include Tokyo Tower. And I never regretted it. 😀
It is a chilly morning due to the rain and we are lucky that the rain has stopped when we exit the station. Oh we take the JR Yamanote Line from Ikebukuro to Daimon Station, transfer to the Oedo Subway Line to alight at Akabanebashi Station.
Upon exit from station, we immediately spot Tokyo Tower! So just walk in the direction of it for about 10 minutes, climb up a mini hill and we are standing below Tokyo Tower! On the way, you will also pass by a supermarket. ^^
Just check with the lady at the information counter and she will direct you to where is the ticket counter and etc. I am enjoying taking photos with the Tokyo Tower models. Oh, the flowery pants is from Uniqlo which I bought at Ginza and I am sure I would not dare to wear it in Singapore because people will think it is pyjamas. Hur. 😛
The view from Tokyo Tower! No Mount Fuji la. Haha. Tokyo Tower is 13 meters taller than Eiffel Tower in Paris. It was completed in 1958 as a symbol for Japan’s rebirth as a major economic power, and serves as a television and radio broadcast antenna and tourist attraction.
We only choose to ascend to the main observatory at 150 meters because my dad is afraid of height. Lol! BTW, the Tokyo Skytree is almost twice as tall of Tokyo Tower. And to think my dad wants to go Tokyo Skytree when he cannot even conquer Tokyo Tower is …….. 😛
A mini shrine in Tokyo Tower main observatory deck.
We shop around the basement and bought some souvenirs. There’re lots of Tokyo Tower keychains, handphone chains, decorative models which are really cute. At the entrance, there is a Tokyo Tower board for us to take photo and it’s fun! Haha.