Being an 80s kid meant that I was exposed to a lot of Japanese dramas and music during my younger days. So the one thing that I MUST visit for my first trip to Japan is Tokyo Tower. Without further ado, let me bring you along with me for a trip to this iconic tower! (≧◡≦) ♡

BEFORE YOU GO

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What Made Me Fall in Love with Tokyo Tower

As mentioned, I am an 80s kid, so I watched a ton of Japanese dramas during my younger days since our local TV station was always showing them on Sundays. Since the Tokyo Tower is such an iconic structure in Tokyo, you would bet that it would always appear in a lot of these dramas. The most memorable drama has to be Tokyo Tower. It was a mega tear-jerking drama that everyone should watch. So after this drama, I was even more determined to see the Tokyo Tower for myself.

A Quick Stop at Ginza

We visited Tokyo Tower on the second day that we were in Tokyo, the same day when we had a super early adventure at Tsukiji Market. We had a short rest in our hotel before heading to Ginza, as I wanted to get myself a birthday present from the Burberry Blue Label! If you don’t know, the Burberry Blue Label is ONLY AVAILABLE in Japan, so I thought it would be nice to own something from them, even though I am usually not a branded bag person. (´・ᴗ・ ` )

UPDATE (2023): The Burberry Blue Label is now known as Blue Label Crestbridge after Burberry ended its indirect license model to Sanyo Shokai, the company responsible for the creation of the Blue Label. Designs from Blue Label Crestbridge still look cute, but without the Burberry brand, I don’t know if you would still be interested. (´• ω •`)

Hello Tokyo Tower, I am Here!

Since Ginza consists of mainly high-end shops, we decided to cut our exploration short and head over to Tokyo Tower. After a walk from the train station, the magnificent Tokyo Tower greeted us with its lovely red glow at night. I just couldn’t stop taking photos and admiring the beauty of this iconic structure before we headed up to the observatory to take in the night view of Tokyo.

I generally do not like seeing the night view in most observatories as they typically look the same. But I sometimes would still be amazed by what we can see from the top. I loved seeing the traffic on the roads as everyone was making their way home from work. I also realised that there were a lot of stadiums in the area. Since the floodlights were so bright at night, these stadiums stood out the most among all the buildings. ( ´ ω ` )

We had wanted to visit the Roppongi Hills since it is located opposite Tokyo Tower, and I wanted to see the tower from another vantage point. But it seems like the early morning Tsukiji Market tour sapped most of our energy, so we decided to just have dinner and an early rest. Until the next time then, Roppongi Hills! (*・ω・)ノ

Overall Experience

I have read that as more high-rise buildings were being built in Tokyo, they were towering over Tokyo Tower. This has caused a need for a new broadcasting tower, and that was why they had the Tokyo Skytree. We actually spotted a bit of Tokyo Skytree from Asakusa, but in my opinion, I still very much prefer the iconic red Tokyo Tower as it stood out against all the buildings of the same colour.

To me, Tokyo Tower will always be my icon of Tokyo. On our way to the airport, we actually saw it on the airport limousine, and I was so happy to bid it goodbye. Since Tokyo Skytree is now the tallest building in Tokyo and the second tallest in the world, naturally, you would definitely want to visit it. But do not forget to also drop by Tokyo Tower! (>ω^)

Information on Tokyo Tower

TOKYO TOWER

⏰ Opening Hours: 9 AM – 10.30 PM

You can find out more about Tokyo Tower here:
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