Tokyo: Two major observatories, a Temple and Gardens

Tokyo, Japan

Taking a stroll to two major observatories, a Temple and Gardens.

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Hamarikyu Gardens ©

Hamarikyu Gardens

Hamarikyu Gardens (浜離宮恩賜庭園, Hama-rikyū Onshi Teien) is a public park in Chūō, Tokyo, Japan. Located at the mouth of the Sumida River, it was opened April 1, 1946. The park is a 250,165 m² landscaped garden surrounding Shioiri Pond, the park itself surrounded by a seawater moat filled by Tokyo Bay. It was remodeled as a public garden park on the site of a villa of the Shogun Tokugawa family in the 17th century.
Visitors can also enjoy refreshment at a teahouse in Nakashima located in the m... More on Wikipedia

Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden ©

Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden

The Kyū Shiba Rikyū Garden (旧芝離宮恩賜庭園), also known as Kyū Shiba Rikyū Onshi Teien ("Former Shiba Villa Gardens") is a public garden and former imperial garden in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The garden is one of two surviving Edo period clan gardens in modern Tokyo, Japan, the other being Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden in Koishikawa, Bunkyō, Tokyo. Kyū Shiba Rikyū is often regarded as the most beautifully designed garden in Tokyo, and was once called the "most beautiful" scene in Japan. More on Wikipedia

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World Trade Center

World Trade Center Building (世界貿易センタービル) is a 40-story commercial skyscraper located in Hamamatsuchō, Minato, Tokyo. Completed in 1970, the building is one of Japan's earliest skyscrapers. Upon its completion, the 163-meter-tall WTC Building took the title of Japan's tallest skyscraper from the Kasumigaseki Building; it retained this title until Keio Plaza Hotel's North Tower was completed one year later.
The building is home to World Trade Center Tokyo, a member of the World Trade Cen... More on Wikipedia

Zōjō-ji Temple ©

Zōjō-ji Temple

San'en-zan Zōjō-ji (三縁山増上寺) is a Jōdo-shū Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Japan. It is the main temple of the Jōdo-shū ("Pure Land") Chinzei sect of Buddhism in the Kanto region,.
Zōjō-ji is notable for its relationship with the Tokugawa clan, the rulers of Japan during the Edo period, with six of the Tokugawa shoguns being buried in the Taitoku-in Mausoleum in the temple grounds. Also, the temple's Sangadetsumon (main gate) is the oldest wooden building in Tokyo, dating from 1622.
It is located... More on Wikipedia

Tokyo Tower ©

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower (東京タワー, Tōkyō tawā) is a communications and observation tower in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.9 metres (1,092 ft), it is the second-tallest structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations.
Built in 1958, the tower's main sources of income are tourism and antenna leasing. Over 150 million people have visited the tower. FootTown, a four-story... More on Wikipedia

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