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Tokyo Tower

By moiral
Morning all. Tokyo Tower used to be the TV broadcasting mast for Tokyo. At 330 metres, the tower was taller than the Eiffel Tower, and was opened in 1958. There are 2 viewing observatories. The main observatory is situated at 150m, and a special observatory is at 250m. I only went up to the first observatory Grin. Was amazed that I managed that. There are a few floors at the base of the tower, which house the usual touristy shops, restaurants, an aquarium and a wax museum. It has served it's purpose, and now a higher tower is required, so the Tokyo Sky Tree was built. The Tokyo Tower no longer gives adequate signal for digital terrestrial television due to being surrounded by high rise buildings.
The Sky tree is now the tallest structure in Japan at 634m. You can go up to observation gallery in it too, however we did not manage to visit the Sky Tree. I have included a shot of the Sky Tree taken from the Tokyo Tower. The Sky Tree opened in May this year.
Thanks for C&Cs on yesterday's upload.

Tags: Japan Architecture Tokyo Landscape and travel Tokyo tower Tokyo Sky Tree

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SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 7:25AM
Very impressive tower and night shot.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Sep 2012 7:25AM
Two amazing captures, Moira, what a stunning place Tokyo must be Smile Carol
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
18 Sep 2012 7:28AM
The write up is very interesting and informative. The image is just excellent and taken at the right time for rich colour. Top notch! TG
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 Sep 2012 7:43AM
Wonderful low light capture, Moira. Just at the right time with some lovely colour and couds left in the sky. Well placed off-centre as well.

18 Sep 2012 7:52AM
2 beautiful night scenes Moira,
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 8:12AM
Very good low light captures Moira!
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
18 Sep 2012 8:21AM
Two Fantastic and lovely low light image,V1 is my favorite,
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Sep 2012 8:27AM
The lower part of the Tokyo Tower does resemble the Eiffel Tower in structure and your low light image has captured it so well.
V 2 showing the new tower is impressive too as it soars beyond the surrounding buildings.
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 8:27AM
That is what night shots should look like...amazing for the detail and colours Moira
9 10 10 England
18 Sep 2012 8:41AM
Two superb low light images Moira.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 11:45AM
Love V2, great show of coloured lightsGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Sep 2012 1:00PM
Two cracking night shots here, Moira - puts my effort to shame! I bet it was a super experience being there Wink
Trev Smile
2 fantastic images moira hard to choose between the two,well captured indeed.ray
18 Sep 2012 6:01PM
Amazing shots Moira, well done.

John Smile
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 6:48PM
Fantastic low light image, Moira, and i love the composition, a cracker, great description as well.
well done.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 8:05PM
Lovely tower Moira, similar in shape to the Eiffel tower, which from the thumbnail i thought it was, Peter..
18 Sep 2012 10:03PM
Amazing images, looks like a lovely but busy place SmileSmile
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 10:43AM
Two excellent night shots Moira. I do prefer the looks of the Tokyo Tower to the Sky Tree. A very good descriptive narrative.

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