The Tokyo Tower is located in Shiba. Getting off the subway’s Daimon station, the tower is not at all visible.
Walking further towards the westerly direction, a very prominent gate greets visitors to Shiba Park.
Further on, the massive Daimon Gate marks the entrance to Zojo-ji Temple.
Shiba Park used to be the Tokugawa family’s graveyard. At its center is the Zojo-ji, the family temple of the Tokugawas. It was founded in 1393 and Ieyasu moved it here in 1598 to protect his new capital spiritually. The present day building dates from 1974.
Tokyo Tower seems to serve as sentry to the temple.
Behind the temple, is a cemetery or probably a memorial, to the unborn children. Eerie but worth seeing.
Despite being taller than Eiffel, it weighs much lighter at 4,000 tons compared to Eiffel’s 7,000 tons, hence the impression that Eiffel Tower looks more massive and bigger than Tokyo Tower.
At night, the tower is on fire.
Tokyo Tower has two viewing decks, the main one at 150 meters and a higher one at 250 meters, with more spectacular view of the metropolis.
Moving farther away, the tower is still a sight to behold.