Mori Tower and Tokyo Tower TOKYO JAPANSaturday, May 24, 2014
Walk with ChaMike in Japan | Mori Tower & Tokyo Tower
|Tokyo City View|
Mori Tower is a 54-story skyscraper where the first six floors house shops and restaurants and the top floors have a museum and observation deck.
From the Nihombashi Station, Mike and I traveled to Ginza then we switched to Hibiya Subway Line and exited at the Roppongi Station.
Before heading for the observation deck don't forget to take a picture of the Maman, Louise Bourgeois' (a renowned French-American artist and sculptor) giant spider sculpture.
|with Maman, a giant spider sculpture|
After which we purchased two tickets for the Tokyo City View. Each ticket costs Y1,500 (P644) which is open from 10am-11pm daily.
|Our Y1,500 ticket to Tokyo City View|
Tokyo City View is one of the best observation decks in Tokyo. It has high ceiling full of glass windows that can give its visitors a magnificent view of the city.
The view from the tower was absolutely breathtaking. You will see a landscape of buildings with the iconic orange Tokyo Tower that stood out from the rest.
|Tokyo City in Panorama Shot|
The Tokyo City View also offers a Sky Deck which is an open air rooftop deck that visitors can access during a fine weather. Unfortunately the weather was foggy so we weren't able to experience the Sky Deck.
|ChaMike with the view of Tokyo|
After the visit to the Mori Tower, we then visited another famous tower. From Roponggi we took a train going to Kamiyachu Station via Hibiya Line and after a few walks we were at the Tokyo Tower.
The Tokyo Tower perfectly resembles Paris' Eiffel Tower but is 13 meters taller and is color orange. Tokyo Tower is a 333 meters communication and observation tower located at the district of Minato.
The Tokyo Tower also has a main observatory for Y820 (P351) and a special observatory for Y1420 (P610) for a birds eye view of Tokyo. from the observatory you can see Mt Fuji during clear weather. For us we skipped the observatory and took photos from outside instead.
|Mike with the Tokyo Tower|
Taking a photo with the Tokyo Tower was one the items of my Japan bucket list since it is very similar to the Eiffel Tower which is one of my dream destinations.
|Cham with the Eiffel Tower ay Tokyo Tower pala|
Tokyo Sky View
Opening: 10:00am- 11:00pm (Sun-Thurs) 1:00am (Fri- Sat)
Fee: Y1,500 (P644)
How to go there: Roppongi Hills is about a five minute walk from the Hibiya Line platform of Roppongi Station and a ten minute walk from the Oedo Line platform of Roppongi Station.
How to go there: Same location as where the Tokyo Sky View is
Opening: Main Observatory: 9:00am- 10:00pm
Special Observatory: 9:00am- 9:00pm
No closing days
Fee: Main Observatory: Y820 (P352)
Special Observatory: Y1420 (P610)
How to go there: The closest subway stations to Tokyo Tower are Onarimon Station on the Mita Subway Line and Akabanebashi Station on the Oedo Subway Line. You can also walk there from Hamamatsucho Station on the JR Yamanote and JR Keihin-Tohoku Line in about 15 minutes.
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