Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tokyo and Kyoto Towers at Night

Tokyo Tower, at 333m is the world's tallest self-supporting steel tower. It is even taller than Paris' Eiffel Tower which is 320m high.

The tower is usually red whether lit or not. But this time, it is multi-coloured to celebrate Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko's 50th wedding anniversary and because Japan is bidding for 2016 Olympics.

We went up to Roppongi Hills which offers 360 degrees city view from 250m above sea level.

Here is the famous "spider" outside. I am amazed how well it comes out in the pic dispite the low light condition. It does have a spot light on the underside of the spider. The belly looks like it is full with millions of little baby spiders inside waiting about to burst and shower on the unfortunate souls underneath... :o
Kyoto Tower in front of the Kyoto Train Station

Shinagawa Station from our hotel room window

Tokyo as dusk from Roppongi Hills

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