Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Final Tokyo Trip Part 3: Metropolitan Government Building

After a super kawaii dinner at the Pom Pom Purin Cafe and shopping around Harajuku a bit, we headed to Shinjuku to visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.


There is a free observatory on the 45th floor. It's at 202 meters. It's not nearly as tall as Skytree, which has observatories at 350 meters and 450 meters, but it's free and still a neat view. If I had to pick just one I would go to Skytree even though it's expensive. But I think it's nice to see Tokyo from above both during the day and at night, so I suggest to go to one during the day and the other at night.

After waiting in line for a little bit (ten or fifteen minutes maybe) and getting our bags searched, we took the elevator up to the 45th floor.




The view was nice and clear. We saw several landmarks such as Tokyo Tower and Skytree. We even saw the light show on the Fuji TV building in Odaiba. 


There's a toy store / gift shop up there that's fun to look around. 


Such a CUTE camera! An instant camera would be fun to play with, but it was way too expensive for something I wouldn't use as my main camera.

We had a good time at the Metropolitan Government Building. We had both been there more than once before so we weren't surprised or blown away by anything, but it was nice to have one last night view of Tokyo.


Even Picard enjoyed the view! :)

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