Ever since the construction of Tokyo Sky Tree started, I was looking forward to see Tokyo from its observatory. So yesterday morning, to avoid the crowding, I went there at the first hour. The interior is premium quality, as expected from the tallest tower in the world. Everything inside is good taste, with a lot of interesting cultural bits, and the panorama is… well, spectacular - again, as expected!
And a big plus, the slanted windows are perfect for taking photos!
Here is my favorite view, towards Asakusa, with the well known group of Sumida landmark buildings in the forefront (from right to left: the Sumida City Hall, the Asahi Beer Tower and the Asahi Flamme d’Or). On the shore of the Sumida river, across the City Hall, you can see at the Tokyo Cruise wharf the HotaLuna, a ship with a sci-fi look designed by the manga artist Leiji Matsumoto, similar to the famous Himiko. To the right, you can see the Senso-ji temple complex, with its imposing 5-story pagoda. Finally, the large black and white building near the Senso-ji Temple is the Asakusa View Hotel and the greenery in the back is the Ueno Park.
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: