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Landmark for Japan

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Landmark for Japan

What is the landmark in Tokyo that I should not miss? Is the Tokyo Tower part of the symbol of Tokyo?

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1. Re: Landmark for Japan

sky tree is new, taller than tokyo tower. i think that busiest intersection in shibuya is probably what i think of tokyo...with all the neon lights and people.

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Tokyo Sky Tree would indeed be THE landmark of the city when it is scheduled to finish by the end of 2011 and opened in 2012.


some easily recognized sites in Tokyo:

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Shinjuku


Senso-ji, Asakusa



Nijubashi, Imperial Palace


Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba



Kabukicho, Shinjuku


Roppongi Hills


Tokyo Tower


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It depends, Tokyo Sky Tree will be taller than Tokyo Tower, but Tokyo tower has a better location within Central Tokyo and is clearly recognizable, you can see it clearly from Odaiba with the Rainbow bridge. Tokyo Sky Tree, while tall, is out in Oshiage, and will take time for it to be the "image" of Tokyo.

A lot of things can symbolize Tokyo so it's hard to say.

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Other than the towers which I though shinjuku or ginza at night summed up tokyo. Those places explode with neon lights at night and have amazing atmosphere. You can see some pic S at my website angietravels.com

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