August 20, 2012

On observation deck of SkyTree.. MY GOD I CAN SEE FOREVER!

UPDATE: Well, I'm not sure why that posted 4 times from my Blackberry....It appears that reception at the TOKYO SKY TREE is 4 times as good as normal! (There...fixed...)

This is the best of a series of terrible pics. The pictures from the observation decks do not do justice to the view at night. I was looking at a train pass below and thought to myself "golly, that looks fake!"

Then I realized that Tsuburaya and the guys at Toho were GENIUSES!

I ordred ice crean at the sky tree cafe, it was rather pricey and is the only time I've ordered a dessert on this trip. However, it gave me a chance to sit by the window. The ice cream was soft serve vanilla over corn flakes. This was bizarre but it begs the question "Why has no one here thought of this!?"

The view from the top is truly awe inspiring. It's a far different effect than, say, the Empire State Building, because Sky Tree has no nearby peers, at night one can see as far as the big Ferris Wheel and out into the inland sea. The rivers with their tour barges are especially neat.

Note that I arrived at 10 minutes to 6 and got to the top at 8 pm...on a weeknight. The line for tickets was almost as impressive as the view.

No video that I took was any good but I did take this which flashes on one of the windows of the upper observation deck periodically.

That little Eiffel Tower looking thing in the background...that's Tokyo Tower.

I note a startling lack of MASER cannons around the facillity. Given the trouble the previous "highest tower in Tokyo" had with giant caterpillars, moths, pterodactyls, giant apes (both mechanical and organic) and sundry other assailants, I can only see this as a major oversight.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 05:42 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Oops!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Mon Aug 20 09:33:42 2012 (+rSRq)

2 I'm only been to Sunshine in 2008. I think Skytree was not built yet.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Mon Aug 20 16:11:36 2012 (5OBKC)

3 Ah.  Your text makes sense now.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Mon Aug 20 22:01:22 2012 (djyNz)

4 Are you home yet? how'd your trip home go?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Aug 23 23:08:42 2012 (+rSRq)

5 I can tell you that he is home... anything else, he'll have to explain.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Fri Aug 24 20:50:33 2012 (RP7k+)

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