Upon leaving and walking a bit, I saw the Sky Tree looming to the east. I hadn't realized it was quite so close and ended up walking toward it. No better time than the present, right?
|Seen between a couple of buildings on the way.|
|A go place!|
Eventually, I arrived!
|There were a few performances going at the base of the Sky Tree,|
which is located about five stories above street level.
|The view from that deck.|
|A Sazae-san themed shop. Cool and all, but they had the|
theme song playing, which made me feel that I couldn't work there.
I like the theme song a lot, but hearing it (perhaps) nonstop
for hours at a time would certainly be maddening.
|Version 3, final|
|This is a huge interactive screen that displays the schematics|
of various robots. It's controlled via an iPad. Very neat.
I ended up not going to the top of the Sky Tree itself because there was a very long line and because I felt it'd be better if I went with someone. (There sure were a lot of couples out there...) That will be next time's tanoshimi.
I used the nearby Tokyo Skytree Station to head back to my neck of the woods. I was actually pretty jazzed to ride a non-JR train line and from a brand-spanking-new station at that. Obviously, the experience was largely the same, but it was nice trying a different flavor--the Tobu Line flavor. And it got to me right near my hotel too, so needn't have worried about the potential long hike back. Score.