Foto Friday: Tokyo Tower, Japan

Foto Friday: Tokyo Tower, Japan

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.

This week’s photo is of Tokyo Tower at night in Japan.

Once a symbol of Tokyo, Tokyo Tower stands proudly amidst the buildings downtown. The first time I went to Tokyo, I was expecting this grand, futuristic skyline, only to be disappointed when I found there wasn’t one. Even being the second tallest structure in Japan at around 1,100 feet, Tokyo Tower isn’t that tall. I expected to be able to see it from all parts of Tokyo, but it was very hard to spot unless you were close to it, as it often disappears behind all the other buildings.

Whenever I do get a chance to catch a glimpse of its bright, orange glow I can’t help but to feel excited like “this is Tokyo”. The new Skytree may be the tallest structure in Japan and it may have taken over as the new symbol of the city, there is still something iconic and alluring about Tokyo Tower.

Tokyo, Japan

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    • Beth Williams
      August 5, 2014 / 12:27 am

      Thanks Katherine! Tokyo at night is pretty gorgeous isn’t it?

  2. July 26, 2014 / 3:49 pm

    I too expected to see a futuristic-looking skyline. It is interesting that the bottom part looks like the Eiffel Tower :)

    • Beth Williams
      August 5, 2014 / 12:29 am

      The Tokyo Tower does look reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower!

  3. July 26, 2014 / 5:29 am

    gees! that electricity bill!

    • Beth Williams
      August 5, 2014 / 12:28 am

      And this is Tokyo with the lights turned down! After the Fukushima disaster, they’ve cut back on their electricity.