Tokyo Tower

Climb One of the Tallest Towers in Japan and Help Raise Mental Health Awareness

Several types of mental illnesses are heavily stigmatized in Japan. As a country that truly values conformity, people who have mental illnesses are often singled out. In order to remove these stigmas and provide mental health awareness, an event will be held on September 10, 2017, which is World Suicide Prevention Day, allowing people to…

Experience a Starry Night and the Milky Way in Tokyo Tower This Summer 2017!

Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) is no doubt one of the many popular places to visit when in Tokyo (東京). It may not be as tall as Tokyo SkyTree (スカイツリー), but it still serves as one of the main structures to represent Japan’s capital city. Not only does Tokyo Tower light up, but it also changes colors…

Is It a Sci-Fi Starship? No, It’s One of Tokyo’s Most Unique Temples!

There are many architecturally brilliant buildings all over Japan, ranging from old to modern structures. One of such is the Reiyukai Shakaden (霊友会釈迦殿) temple located in central Tokyo (東京) in proximity to the Tokyo Tower (東京タワー). It is a modern temple built in the shape of a sci-fi starship with a striking black exterior. It…

3 Places in Kanto to see Flying Carp, the Symbol of Children’s Day in Japan

Koinobori (鯉のぼり) is a set of carp-shaped banners that float and flap in the air for the Children’s Day celebrations from April to May. There is something strangely fascinating about koinobori on a beautiful sunny day. Koinobori display various colors, designs, and sizes which stream freely and strongly in the wind, which always touches my…

Top 30 Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan’s Glamorous Capital!

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the most glamorous cities in Asia. With its low crime rate, countless bars and restaurants, and numerous cultural and historical sites, it’s no wonder that it sees millions of tourists every year. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are coming and an even larger number of tourists is…

Want to See and Enjoy Tokyo Affordably in One Day? Check This!

At the mention of Tokyo (東京), I am sure everyone has the idea that it is a costly place to visit. However, this is not 100 percent true. Just recently, my friend and I spent a day traveling around Tokyo area in, what I would say, an economical way. So how did we do that?…

3 Famous Filming Spots in Japan to Re-Live Some of those Favorite Movie Scenes!

Did you know that Japan has one of the oldest and largest filming industries in the world? It has been producing films since 1897 and for more than 100 years has continued to expand around the globe. In its history, one aspect that is particularly interesting are the various attractive locations used during filming. Here…

What to Buy in Tokyo: 40 Souvenirs to Make Shopping Easier

Tokyo is a dream destination for many. It is a vast, populated and busy city with many places to go and things to do. With its size and number of places to visit, you may feel overwhelmed about where to do your souvenir shopping and what to buy. While there are some gifts exclusive to…

Tokyo Tower, Stunning View from Every Angle: 11 Picture-Perfect Spots

Before the currently popular and beautiful Sky Tree, there was another tall and magnificent legend that symbolized Tokyo to a T. Tokyo Tower, built in 1958 and located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, is the second tallest structure in Japan at 332.9 meters (1,092 feet). This tower is not just a typical tourist spot, but also…
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