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Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree 東京スカイツリー

Tokyo Sky Tree viewed from Asakusa.


Tokyo Sky Tree at night. The tower can light up into different colors; this lighting theme is called Iki(粋).

This 634-meter broadcasting tower is Tokyo’s newest attraction and the area surrounding the tower has seen quite a lot of development all thanks to the Sky Tree.

On the tower are two observation decks that will allow you to … Read the rest

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower 東京タワー


Tokyo Tower on a cloudy day

The orange and white facade of this Tokyo landmark was built during the post-war era of the 1950s and has long served as a broadcasting station for TV signals. However, with the construction of the newer and taller Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower has given up most of its broadcasting to the Sky Tree and now mainly serves as a … Read the rest

Tokyo Big Sight

Tokyo Big Sight 東京ビッグサイト


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Tokyo Big Sight or Kokusai Tenjijo(国際展示場, International Exhibition Center) is a large convention venue in the Ariake area of Tokyo and is host to many events such as the Tokyo Motor Show and Comic Market(Comiket). The “conference tower” is iconic of the center and looks like a structure with four pyramids facing down. However, most of the exhibition takes place in the West … Read the rest

Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills 六本木ヒルズ


The 54-story Mori Tower is the 5th tallest building in Tokyo. Louise Bourgeois’s “Maman Spider”

Completed in 2003, Roppongi Hills started out as an urban redevelopment complex and has come to be one of the most popular attractions in the Roppongi area. Inside the complex are high-rise apartments, a theatre, hundreds of shops, Grand Hyatt Tokyo, and the headquarters of TV Asahi. The centerpiece of the … Read the rest

Omotesando Hills

Omotesando Hills 表参道ヒルズ

Omotesando Hills


Inside the building.

Omotesando Hills is a shopping mall designed by the famed and self-taught architect, Ando Tadao. The building incorporates a unique design, where customers are able to reach the top just by walking on a path that spirals upwards.

The mall was opened in 2005 and has some 130 shops. That includes Ben & Jerry’s which opened their first shop in … Read the rest

The National Art Center

The National Art Center 国立新美術館


Inside the museum are several cafes.

The National Art Center of Tokyo is a museum in Roppongi, Tokyo. It is called an “Art Center”, because it does not have a permanent collection like most museums.

The museum was completed in 2007 and is the newest of the 5 national museums in Japan. The building was one of the last works of famed architect Kisho … Read the rest

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