Here is World Trade Center Building,Minato-Ku,Tokyo,Japan.
I think here is one of best observatory in Tokyo.
In 2012,Tokyo Skytree has opened.
And now it is popular.
But Tokyo tower is still symbol of Tokyo.
Here you can see it just in front.
In addition,Mt.Fuji is seen!!
These are Japanese symbol and proud.
So I call this scenery “Nippon View”.
And here is center of business district.
You can see development of Tokyo in 360° angle.
Of course,here is easy to access.
Here are many clean seats,large windows.Very nice situation for taking photos.
If I have to chose only one observatory in Tokyo,I will chose here.
And here are my photos.
This is west side.
Before light up.
Beautiful sunset.Sun beam shines on Roppongi Hills.
In this shot,reflection is seen.
I have missed.Evening situation is keep on changing.
So I concentrate on shooting.To discover small reflection in photo is difficult.
In this photo,reflection is decrease.I changed angle a little.
But it was not my aim.Because I couldn’t find reflection.I just wanted to change angle.I was lucky.
To avoid reflection,taking photos various angle in the same place may be good solution.
A little reflection can be erased with photoshop.But many or large one is impossible.
This is my favorite photo of this article.
I’m using this photo as cover of this blog.
A little bit cloudy around Mt.Fuji.
But I feel “Nippon” from this photo.
Nippon or Nihon means Japan.But “Japan” is English.
Generally,Japanese people call our country “日本(Nippon or Nihon)”.
“Japan” comes from “The Travels of Marco Polo” written by Marco Polo in 13th century.
There are several theory how did “Japan” born.
But as one Japanese,I feel Nippon from this scenery.
This is north side.
In this day,north side window was dirty.So,I couldn’t good photo.
Can you see traces of water drops??
Next photo.Reflection is seen on the right building.
If I take a little more left place,there will be Tokyo Skytree.
But I missed it!
This is east side.
You can see Odaiba and Rainbow Bridge on the left.
This is another angle.
I like this composition.
The road crossing center is cool!
This is west side again.
Night scene.Too much dark.I couldn’t find best angle.Unstable composition.These are failure.
And reflection was more strong after sunset.
Twilight time is better.
Observatory is 40th floor.(40th floor is called Seaside Top.)
You have to go with elevator from B1F.
And you need to buy ticket at entrance of elevator.
Reception person will welcome you with smile.
At the 40th floor,you can use tripod.
But to touch window is strictly prohibit.
Allowed equipment is bellow.
If you want to use other equipment,you have to apply before shooting.
And selling purpose shooting is also required to apply before shooting.
World Trade Center Building(English)
Nearest station:Hamamatsucho station/JR line
Open:10：00～20：30(final enter is 20:00)
Close:December 30,31 and Building holiday→Irregular
High School Students(Age 15-18):620yen
Junior High School Students(Age12-15):360yen
Primary School Students(Age6-12):360yen
Related Category : Skyscraper