Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We visit Tokyo Tower

In the middle of Tokyo stands a red and white tower that bears an uncanny resemblance to the Eiffel Tower - except for the red and white part. Everytime we pass it or see it from a distance, someone announces, "There's Tokyo Tower!" I admit it, it's usually me doing the announcing, since other than the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills, it's the only building in Tokyo that I recognize from a distance.

This past weekend we decided to give the boys a break from shopping and to do something fun and touristy. 
After lunch at the Tokyo American Club and a visit to the TAC library - library books were due - we visited Tokyo Tower. A very cramped elevator ride up to the observation platform gives you a stupendous view of the city skyline. I know this is a big city, but when you see it from Tokyo Tower and it stretches with no break as far as you can see, it really slams into you, this city is BIG.

Ironically, we ran into a school friend of Sam's, an acquaintance of Nick's from TAC, and a graduate of the University of Delaware (Nick was wearing fanwear) when we went to the Tower - it's a big city, but a small world.

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