Tokyo Tower is a prominent landmark on the Tokyo Skyline. Â It was completed in 1958 and is 333 meters tall. Â It is not going to be able to support the new equipment needed for the change from analog TV to digital and so a new tower is being built. Â The new tower is called Tokyo Sky Tree and it will be 610 meters making it the tallest broadcasting tower in the world. I caught a glimpse of the new tower today.
When it is completed it will not only support communication equipment, but will have viewing platforms and restaurants. It looks impressive. Â Tokyo Tower also has viewing platforms. Â However, it is quite expensive to go up in. So, when I want to have a look around this huge city, I go to Shinjuku to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building. It is the best sightseeing value in the city with the opportunity to go to two different viewing areas. Â The cost- it’s free. Quite amazing. Â The best time to go is when a clear day follows a rainy one. Â On days like that you can see all the way to Mt. Fuji.