Towering over Tokyo

There are so many high rise towers in Tokyo, and there are a few options for getting a view from up high in the city. We opted to try out the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Tower Observatories. It’s a nice area to wander around, with several gardens close by and plenty of places for coffee.

Tokyo Metropolitan Tower Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Tower Japan

It was a pretty hazy day in Tokyo, so we weren’t able to see the mountains beyond the city, but nevertheless a spectacular view – you can even see the trees still with cherry blossom dotted among the park below. Tokyo Metropolitan Tower Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Tower JapanTokyo Metropolitan Tower JapanThe green area you can see is the Meiji Jingu shrine area. As I mentioned in a previous post a patch of tranquility in an urban jungle.

Tokyo Metropolitan Tower Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Tower Japan

Already Tokyo are gearing up for the Olympics in 2020!Tokyo Metropolitan Tower Japan

The Metropolitan Government Tower buildings seen from below – there are observatories in both towers and the are both free to visit. Each tower gives you a view over different areas of the city.  Tokyo Metropolitan Tower Japan

We were in this area at what must have been the beginning of lunch time as there was almost a surge of people streaming out of the buildings in the area into the restaurants, cafes and shops. As you can see here, some people were really in a hurry! Tokyo Metropolitan Tower Japan

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Tokyo Metropolitan Tower Japan

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This entry was posted by Jennifer Ferreira.

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