My visit to the Tokyo Tower is probably the highlight of my entire trip. It’s what got me started on nanoblocks and the reason why I wanted to go to Japan anyway.
I don’t care if people say it’s just a red and white Eiffel tower! It’s my red and white Eiffel Tower. Plus it was a radio tower first before a landmark because it’s totally efficient like that.
Look at this majestic thing. *swoon*
I don’t know man, it’s just really hard not to fangirl over smth so massive *hue*. Like GUYS IT’S GOT MY FAVOURITE COLOUR SCHEME ON IT. And it’s tall and it stands out and I don’t know I just like it alot, okay.
Another reason why the Tokyo tower is uber cool is because it housed (limited time only) the One Piece mech shop and cafe! I love mech shops, so colourful :>
I’m not a One Piece fan (don’t stone me) but I have tons of friends who loves the anime, Nii san included. Apparently it’s 18 this year, practically a teenager.
After walking 3 storeys of its souvenir mall, we finally bought tickets and headed up to the 150m observatory.
I’m gonna talk about the view in a bit but first, check out this bedazzled Hello Kitty Tokyo tower and be… dazzled. Lol.
In time to come, I can only hope Rilakkuma would become this big in Japan. 😂
The glass door elevator ride up nearly killed me (freakish fear of heights over here) but the view made everything worth it. I’m sort of happy we came closer to sundown, because everything got so much prettier which all the city lights in the distance.
In the day, all I could notice were the cemeteries littered all around the tower. Talk about being on holy ground, but the feeling of being near a cemetery had always given me a sense of serenity.
I’m not sure how you should respond to that above statement either so let’s move on.
Just for the sake of it being my first time here, Nii got me a photo card (?) thing to bring home as a souvenir. My entry ticket is in there too!
Now comes the fun part, the lookdown window.
So Nii probably never understood my extreme fear of heights or maybe what a phobia generally is (yeah I’m talking about you Nii, I KNOW YOU ARE READING THIS.) but wow did he have so much fun with mine.
Most of my pictures were taken from the safety of not knowing what it looked like under me and while I was sitting down. Why was I sitting down, you ask? Because I couldn’t feel my legs. It’s that bad, okay.
You see, as much as I love scenery and sorts, I can’t stand the thought of perpetually falling to my death. It’s probably the one reason why I can stay on the 12th floor of my flat and not think of a more convenient suicide. Instead, I turn to western medication in hopes that it would one day poison my body. But no, life is cruel and has got a death (haha pun) grip on me. My list of ‘immune to’ drugs just keeps on growing.
15minutes of whining, cover-mouth screaming, push and shoving later, I finally put my foot down (lolol) onto the glass. Eventhough it was for exactly one picture and give or take 20seconds.
In conclusion, my other list I have creatively named ‘Reasons why I’m a Hell-born’ grows. Obviously I’m no angle because I’d probably never fly even when I was made to. Sort of like a chicken.
Oh my God, I’d be an angle chicken.
Anyway, it was really hard for me to leave the tower. It’s even more beautiful at night. But Nii was hungry and I wanted to see Hachiko before I left so we descended and started walking (we walk everywhere before exercise and poverty seems to come hand in hand for us) to the google maps-given train station.
Introducing the famous Shibuya crossing! I think.
We found Hachiko pretty easily, since everyone stood in this magical 3meter photo taking radius from it.
In this neon light district, I saw my first ever Taco Bell and would have eaten there if it wasn’t for the fact that I wouldn’t be able to tell anyone that I ate there without telling them I was in flipping Japan.
Not alot of people know I’m in Japan, just the people who are close to me and the general internet so whoever you are, feel special now.
The day ended with authentic store bought onigiri and bread for breakfast the next day. Was extremely pleased with my loots, expecially the Tokyo tower exclusive gold medal/coins I got for myself and friends.
Now that I think about it, I never got to take a picture of it.
Oh well, I hope Google helps everyone out in that area.