Yokosuka, Japan – Kanagawa Prefecture Pt.3 (Actually it’s still TOKYO!!)

We’re still moving forward on our film prep but we don’t have any major announcements, yet.

My Japan photo-blog still continues…

Tickets
About $20 US each for us to go climb the tower! I guess they have to pay for it somehow…

So I mentioned, last time, that we went to see the new Tokyo Skytree on our date night away from Yokosuka. Since it was cold, raining, and dark by the time we actually made it into Tokyo via the subway, I didn’t bother with any exterior photos. I have a few from the construction days a few years ago but I’m too lazy to look for them…

Inside the Skytree
We couldn’t figure out if these were for New Years or if they are regularly here.

The base of the Tokyo Skytree is a shopping mall filled with restaurants, souvenir shops, and a planetarium. What was also nice is that the subway stops right below the Tokyo Skytree as well. All you need to do is take the escalators up! There was a restaurant called the “World Beer Museum” that I wanted to try but the line was just way too long.

View 1
A view from the Tokyo Skytree

That’s when we decided to look for the Brazilian restaurant but not before making our way to the top and then the planetarium. Unfortunately…

View 2
Another view from the Tokyo Skytree

I’m no Carl Sagan but the planetarium left me feeling a little cheated. There were a barrage of advertisements before the actual show started. Then, when it actually did start most of it consisted of looking at constellations (which we did enjoy but also thought there would be more to it). Outside of the Japanese I could understand, you basically stare at some projected stars while they play music with lyrics about love and the night sky.

If you’re a teenager, bring your girl friend so you can hold hands and make out. Considering the admission fee, we were a little disappointed but can cross it off our list.

View 3
And yet, another view from the Tokyo Skytree

The view is truly amazing from the top floor of the Tokyo Skytree and I’d love to go back on a clear sunny day but not any time soon.

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Author: hikikomori78

American Hikikomori is an upcoming short film that explores the emotional struggles of a Japanese teenager named Isamu Fujihara, when he moves to America.

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