Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

Day 2 and I,m already Knackered!

TOKYO TOWER

TOKYO TOWER with Geoff n Annie

 

We caught our bus at exactly 9.53 am as they stipulated and off we went for what I thought would be a relaxing morning BUT walking featured a LOT ! I,m sure Annie is secretly trying to do me in !!! Went for a ride to the top of Tokyo Tower that is now used for tourism and FM Radio stations,the views are magnificent and of course lots of photo,s were taken

Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower located in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.9 metres (1,092 ft), it is the second-tallest structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations.     Built in 1958, the tower’s main sources of revenue are tourism and antenna leasing. Over 150 million people have visited the tower since its opening. FootTown, a four-story building located directly under the tower, houses museums, restaurants and shops. Departing from there, guests can visit two observation decks. The two-story Main Observatory is located at 150 metres (490 ft), while the smaller Special Observatory reaches a height of 249.6 metres (819 ft).     The tower acts as a support structure for an antenna. Originally intended for television broadcasting, radio antennas were installed in 1961, but the tower is now used to broadcast signals for Japanese media outlets such as NHK, TBS and Fuji TV. Japan’s planned digital television transition by July 2011 was problematic, however; Tokyo Tower’s height, 332.9 m (1,092 ft) was not high enough to adequately support complete terrestrial digital broadcasting to the area. A taller digital broadcasting tower, known as Tokyo Skytree, was completed on February 29, 2012. Taken from Wikopedia

Next up was a walk around Shinto temple and surrounding parks with trees that are formed by traditional Bonzai methods.The weather is getting rather warm & sticky now and after the 4 hour tour that would do till night time when Im sure more adventures are to come…

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We walked miles (again) around a Shinto Temple and was intrigued by the Saki Casks (see picyure explaining them) and the wine barrells,all have been drunk over the years.Night time we trudged more and more and more around the night life of Tokyo and had dinner in a Manga/Anime eatery and was entertained by ladies dressed in Anime costumes (photo s not allowed) we have had a lonf tiring day BUT tomorrow is the highlight with atrip to Mt Fuji on the Bullet train

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A few distorted pics of the grub and the Dancer secretly taken by Agent Annie who has also bought brother Brian a luvli gift he wont forget !!!

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