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A room with a view

January 3, 2008

For me a decent view is one of the joys of no longer being a city-dweller. It’s one of the reasons (along with fear of crowds, dislike of crowded public transport, and loathing of most Japanese urban architecture) that, despite living in Japan a few years, I’d never been to the capital or anywhere near it, until last month. And being a bit short of ready cash prior to Christmas, I regarded a recent overnight stay in Tokyo as something to be endured, rather than as any sort of opportunity.

But following a friend’s advice, Mrs C and I found ourselves in a lift, heading for the top of Tokyo Tochou (the Metropolitan Government Building) in Shinjuku. Being a bumpkin with vertigo, I don’t often venture into buildings much higher than 10 floors, but here I was in a viewing gallery on the dizzying 45th floor. And that affords quite a view.

It goes on forever
In every direction.

Bladerunner
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Barry permalink
    January 16, 2008 5:45 pm

    fantastic pics mate! Last time we went up the Tokyo Tochou building it was too cloudy to see a thing. Still, I stamped Misa’s forehead to prove we’d been there! Glad you had a good time!

  2. overoften permalink*
    January 17, 2008 3:33 pm

    Thanks mate!

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