Tokyo Tower

  • 12/21/2010
  • 02/27/2021

Christmas Illuminations in Tokyo

Not many houses have bright Christmas decorations in Japan, but in the city center of Tokyo, there are a few places where you can see the illuminations. Below are some of the most famous Christmas illuminations.? It is likely to be very cold and crowded on Christmas eve, so prepare cold pretection! Artelligent Christmas 2010 Location: Roppongi Hills Date: Nov.9-Dec.25 Website: http://www.roppongihills.com/feature/christmas2010/02.html (Jap) Tokyo Tower Location: Tokyo Tower Date: Nov.3-Dec.26 Omotesando Hills 2010 with Swarovski Elements Location: Omotesando Hills Date: Nov.4-Dec.25 Website: http://www.omotesandohills.com/event/index.php (Jap) Aqua Xmas 2010 Location: Aqua City Odaiba Date: Nov.13-Dec.25 — Higherground Co.,Ltd. 2-8-3 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan TEL:03-6459-2230 HP:http://www.higherground.co.jp/ TOP PAGE:?https://livingtokyo.net/

  • 09/04/2010
  • 03/01/2021

Moon Viewing at Roppongi Hills / Tokyo Tower

Have you ever heard of ‘Tsukimi (???荀?)’? As the word literally mean ‘see (荀?) the moon (???)’, it is a traditional?event when we admire the full moon in autumn. Tsukimi takes place on August 15th in the old calendar.? The day differs from year to year, because the old calendar is lunisolar, and is different from the solar calendar that is used today.? This year, tsukimi is on September 22nd.? The moon at this night is called ‘Chushu no meigetsu (筝???????????, harvest moon)’. There are several stories regarding the origin of Tsukimi, but one powerful theory is that this event came from China around the Nara period or Heian period.? It is said that this event was a harvest festival of aroid in China. The white spheres are Tsukimi Dango (???荀???e??, Tsukimi Dumplings).? We offer the dumplings and Japanese pampas to the moon. If you would like to enjoy Tsukimi, there are several events where you can see the moon beautifully. On September 22, Tokyo Tower will be opening the external stair cases, which are usually opened only on Saterdays and Sundays. At Roppongi Hills, you can see the moon at the Sky Deck and Tokyo City View.? The moonrise, […]

  • 08/19/2010
  • 03/01/2021

Tokyo Tower – Scene from height

Tokyo Tower (??延根??帥????)?probably comes into most people’s minds when they hear the phrase ???The height is 333 meters.??? Tokyo tower is modeled after Eiffel Tower in Paris and still the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world and one of the most famous spots symbolizing Tokyo. ???A Symbol of Tokyo with hope and happiness ??? Tokyo Tower was constructed as a radio tower to deliver TV signals to the Kanto Region in 1958. At that time, World War? just ended, Japan had tried hard to reconstruct social system. It lifted people’s hopes skyward as a new Japan rose from the ashes of war and construction began in 1957. Now,half a century has passed, and Tokyo Tower will soon be passing on the torch to a new TV transmission tower named Tokyo Sky Tree?(??延根??鴻???ゃ???????)?, which will be completed in 2011. ???How a nice view !??? Tokyo Tower has two observation floors that provide a panoramic great view of Tokyo and Mount Fuji (the latter is on clear days.)? The first observation floor is 150 meters high, and the second one is 250 meters high. You can also enjoy a night view with lots of shining neon lights.The tower is lit by […]