Tower Power - getting to the top of Tokyo Tower on foot!
Tokyo Tower is definitely one of the iconic sights of the Tokyo skyline. It has been around since 1958, and whilst it's not as new or as tall as the other tower gracing Tokyo's cityscape - Tokyo Skytree - I feel like it has a charm all of its own. Dare I say it, I would say that I am Team Tokyo Tower rather than Team Skytree!
Tokyo Tower is still a big drawcard for tourists, who can get a great view of the city from the observation deck. There's also often fun special events held there, such as tributes to anime series and the like. Getting to the observation deck is usually done by elevator, as you would probably expect - but occasionally they offer the option to actually climb the tower via the stairwells, rather than taking the quick way up! When we found out this was offered, my husband and I took the challenge and got well acquainted with those stairs and the quad muscle burn that followed afterwards! Some views along the way! Loved getting to see the city in this manner!
Normally, the option to climb the stairs is available on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. There may be exceptions to this, though, so it's always best to double check if you have your heart set on doing it.
If you don't mind stairs or heights and want a bit of a different experience of seeing Tokyo, I thought climbing the tower was a great way of achieving that - and you end up getting a free workout as well!
This spot is a beautiful 82 feet tall observation tower located on the "love island" of Okinawa There are 4 singular experiences that this venue provides for their visitors. The first one is their tower, which has a viewing deck that you can travel up to via a cute dainty little cart. The view on the top is breathtaking and an unforgettable experience. The second thing they offer is their one of a kind shell museum, which showcases more than 10,000 beautiful kinds of seashells that they cave collected for your viewing pleasure. The third would be their restaurants, serving authentic Okinawan cuisines made with local ingredients. Their fourth and last one is their shop, which sells things that are unique to Kouri Island ranging from sweets to beautiful shells and accessories.
Photos found on Tripadvisor.