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Tokyo City View.

January 25, 2015

Lights will guide you home.

We were deciding between the Tokyo Tower and the Tokyo City View for that observatory point and ended up heading to the latter. One – it being so much closer to the train station, and two – i was excited for the rooftop Sky Deck that had no glass panels to obstruct my view. I’ve had plenty of experiences with reflections and they’re never pleasant – photography wise that is.

The observatory is located on the 52nd floor, and tickets are sold as a combination with the Mori Art Museum entry. The Sky Deck is an extra charge and despite it being freezing cold that night, no way were we missing that out. What’s really cool is that it is actually a helipad, and let me tell you, the views are beyond amazing. Tokyo has definitely taken the lead in being one of the most breathtaking city views i have ever encountered.

I have always been the type of person that gets so overwhelmed by watching a city from above. And this time was no different. As i looked out and watched the night sky draped over a glimmering city, i couldn’t help but tear a little. I guess i felt so blessed and lucky being able to make it to Japan at this point in my life.

My first real holiday self-funded.

Achievement unlocked.

Location:
Tokyo City View
6-10-1 Roppongi
Minato-ku 106-6153
Open 7 days, 10am-11pm (Mon-Thurs & Sun); 10am-1am (Fri & Sat)

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