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Gleaming in swathes of orange and white during the day, the Tokyo Tower rises from a sea of skyscrapers in its latticed glory, and soars above the city at 332 meters (1,092 feet). The tower, constructed in 1958, was inspired by the charming form of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and its architect, Tachū Naitō, instantly imbibed this design into his plans for the magnificent tower. A remarkable landmark in this thriving city, the Tokyo Tower hosts a variety of entertainment along its steep stretch. At 150 meters (490 feet), the Main Observatory hosts a viewing platform, while the special platform with incomparable views is located at 250 meters (820.21 feet). On a clear day, the views extend to as far as the lofty pinnacle of Mount Fuji. The Tokyo Tower, among other things, is a dazzling beacon symbolizing the city's success, and appears the most beautiful when illuminated in incandescent colors.
Yebisu Garden Place is a close-knit complex that affords astounding urbane views with something to please every palate. At the epicenter of Ebisu, Yebisu Garden Place is best known as a city within a city. A magnificent, glass archway opens up to this teeming plaza, which, in one way or another, has been instrumental in framing the cultural landscape of Shibuya. A celebratory vibe pervades the scene, fueled by the frequent events, festivities and markets that are hosted here. A collection of Japanese, Western and tavern-type establishments co-exist here, while groves of trees add a splash of color. Some of the most prominent attractions here include the headquarters of Sapporo Breweries, the Museum of Yebisu Beer, an elaborate shopping arcade, the Mitsukoshi department and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
Situated within the once tallest building of Tokyo is the Sunshine 60 Observatory. The place is located at the top floor, which is the 60th floor of the structure and offers unobstructed views of the Tokyo city skyline. On a cloudless day, you can see the city to as far as 100 kilometers (63 miles) from the observatory deck. There are 40 elevators within the tower but once specific elevator works at the speed of 600 meters (1968 feet) per minute and is a direct stop from the lobby to the main deck. The Sky Circus is one of the best features of this observatory. Offering VR (virtual reality) experiences to the visitors for a fee, the thrill seekers and even those with a faint heart get to feel the adrenaline in an absolutely safe way. While you can enjoy the spectacular skyline, you can also go on a virtual adventure or simple enjoy a coffee in Tully's Coffeeshop.
Only in Tokyo could you find a hot-spring theme park, and why not? Hot springs, traditionally believed to have healing and restorative properties, are older than Japan itself—so why shouldn't everyone have access to them, for a fee of course. Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari to the rescue! Located in Daiba, this establishment is open almost all night, catering to anyone and everyone. Entry entitles you to a yukata of your choice, a private locker and access to a variety of baths and massages. Or you can quaff a cold one while meandering around the Edo-themed food court where you can also buy some souvenirs. A must-visit for a fulfilling Japanese traditional experience, the bath house won't disappoint!
In operation since 2001, The Tokyo DisneySea has become one of the most visited attractions of Japan. The park is the second of its kind to be opened inside the Tokyo Disney Resort and is peculiarly fascinating for the recreated Mediterranean Harbor, New York Harbor and Arabian Coast and fantasy attractions such as the Mysterious Island and Mermaid Lagoon built to enthrall one and all. The gigantic Aqua Sphere water fountain in shape of the earth at the park entrance and the volcanic Mount Prometheus at the center are prominent attractions at this widely popular theme park. If you are in the mood for a memorable day out, then certainly head to the Tokyo DisneySea to spend quality time with your friends and family.