Travel@HamHamFarm - The World, Here We Come!
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Japan 

(Osaka, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji and Tokyo)

(05 Jul 2008 - 18 Jul 2008)

Roppongi and Tokyo Tower [Tokyo]

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After Puroland, we visited Roppongi followed by Tokyo Tower in the evening.

I first came to know about Tokyo Tower from a Japanese Drama Overtime starring Sorimachi Takashi and Esumi Makiko (Oh how I missed Japanese dramas). Basically, Tokyo Tower is modelled on the Eiffel Tower and is painted in white and orange according to aviation safety regulations. In general, Tokyo Tower is a must visit for first time visitors to Toyko.

Vance: Its actually a communication tower mainly for TV, Radio, Mobile Channels and some minor satellite systems first. It is built in 1958 and is the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world, the tallest artificial structure in Japan and is the 20th tallest tower in the world. More can be found here: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/english/ and here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Tower

Location: Japan - Tokyo



Immediately exiting Puroland, we saw this Daiso outlet
which is the largest franchise of 100-yen shops in Japan.
I’m looking at this Pooh corner where everything here merely cost JPY100 (S$1.30)… :)
Vance: Our day was to hunt for Minna No Tabo stuff, and in the end,
we have got more Pooh stuff then anything else...  *Bang Wall*


Existing Daiso, we saw Mister Donut, a large doughnut franchise
commonly seen in US, Japan and Taiwan…



The cute merchandises of Mister Donut…


Vance wanted to buy this squirrel but it was out of stock…





Our first experience with Mister Donut came from Taiwan
(See Album on Taiwan 2007). Strictly speaking,
Doughnut Factory’s doughnuts tasted better…


An ATM machine that’s enclosed…


On the train platform, look how organised the queue for the train is…


Streets of Roppongi, which is a district of Minato, Tokyo...


This is the other Hard Rock Café in Tokyo…


The area around Roppongi Station is Tokyo's most popular nightlife district among foreigners,
offering a large number of foreigner friendly bars, restaurants and night clubs...


We walked from Roppongi to Tokyo Tower so as to experience the streets of Roppongi...
And we realised that Roppongi is home to many embassies...

For those who does not wish to walk, the closest subway stations to
Tokyo Tower are Onarimon Station on the Mita Subway Line and
Akabanebashi Station on the Oedo Subway Line...




Tokyo Tower in sight…


Luxury sports car display, Aston Martin spotted in Roppongi...


Hair cut in Japan… 1,000 yen (S$13) as compared to our EC-House in Singapore…


Finally... Tokyo Tower!


Queue for tickets for relatively long but the queue was moving fast…


Admission charges… We took the Main plus Observatory set… JPY1,420 (S$19)…


Brochures in English available…


Pose pose with a mini version first…


Take the elevator to the main observatory first…

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Travel@HamHamFarm - The World, Here We Come!

Japan 

(Osaka, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji and Tokyo)

(05 Jul 2008 - 18 Jul 2008) 

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Roppongi and Tokyo Tower [Tokyo]

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