After the cruise, we walked all the way towards Hamamatsucho station, then to Tokyo Tower. Without a single map! Well the tower was obviously very visible from far, so what we did was walk towards it. It got hard as soon as we reached this district filled with tall buildings, but since Tokyo Tower lights up very brightly and magically turns the skies around it orange, we could tell where our direction was.
I jumped for joy once I saw it. Honestly, I was afraid of following some tall light pole with super bright orange bulb when I followed the “orange sky”. Aishah would have killed me if that happened.
It was 8°C or maybe less at the time. The wind was blowing non-stop, so it was pretty cold- for Aishah and I, at least. You can’t blame us, Malaysian weather has been HOT like mad lately. To suddenly be transported to cold weather (cold is okay, but the WIND!!), gives our body a bit of a shock I guess.Noses were running 24/7. Thank goodness for pocket-sized tissues!!!
We spent ￥820 a person to visit the observation deck to view Tokyo, 360°. The deck is pretty spacious, it’s not open air (thank goodness) and they even have these interactive thingamagics explaining each side of Tokyo and which building is what. Below are the views from the Tokyo tower observatory deck, from our different cameras.
Mama, our digital cameras can (probably) never take these. This is why we should get a DSLR for this household. A cheap one will do 😉
This is the lower part of the two-floor deck. Glass floor for us to see what was beneath!
Since it was so dark on top, we also “borrowed” this lamp shade we found near the stamping areas, where they provide hand stamps for people to stamp on their whatevers (it’s a Japanese thing, I found the stamps in temples and even train stations!). So thanks to the lampshade, we got these.
These are the tickets and stamps I collected.
At the end of our visit, we went down and took a picture with a miniature Tokyo Tower. Their gift shop was so cool, they even sell mineral water in Tokyo Tower bottles! I can’t remember what else, I didn’t get anything there.
We finally got down and took these Facebook-profile-picture-worthy pictures with the tower. Credit Aishah’s awesome six-year-old Canon SLR. The soon-to-bloom sakura was just a perfect addition to the Tokyo Tower backdrop!!!
After that, we braced ourselves to walk back to Hamamatsucho station. Reza and I bought bento along the way because I was so hungry, while it was pouring rain (read: it became much colder). Checked-in as soon as we got to the hotel and called it a day!