After our brunch at Denny’s, Rieko’s husband took Saki home and Rieko and I went to visit Tokyo Skytree. International visitors have the opportunity to purchase fast-line tickets (and bring their Japanese friends) so that’s what we did.
I don’t think it took more than 20 minutes from we purchased the tickets and until we were ready to take the elevator up. The view was really amazing. Tokyo is a big city, but it’s first when you see it from above that you realize how huge it really is. Contrary to what you might think, most of the buildings in Tokyo aren’t skyscrapers, but a mix of low-rise and mid-rise buildings.
It was a bit hazy that day, but we could still see Mt Fuji. I’ve visited Japan many times, but I’ve never climbed Fuji-san. While looking at the mountain from Tokyo Skytree, I made a promise to myself, that next year, I will do it.
We had tickets to go all the way to the top of the tower, and the last path was a walkway spiraling to the top. You can’t go outside, but the floor-to-ceiling windows mean that there are plenty of opportunities to take photos.