Towering iron

7 Mar

I happened by both the 東京タワー (Tokyo Tower) and the 東京ドーム (Tokyo Dome) today.

I didn’t have my camera with me…so I took a few photos with my 携帯電話のカメラ (cell-phone camera):






Ferris wheel at Tokyo Dome City

Ferris wheel at Tokyo Dome City

18 Responses to “Towering iron”

  1. gaijinnosekai March 16, 2009 at 11:35 pm #

    Unfortunately we have to take a placement test at our university in London and those with the best grades get priority for choosing which university they want to study at. We have a partnership with quite a few universities but out of the really reputable unis we have a partnership with Waseda, Keio and Sophia. I’d really like to get into Keio but there are only 2 places available, and about 60 of us in our year!! Considering there are 10 places for Waseda though, I’ll probably end up there.


  2. gaijinnosekai March 16, 2009 at 6:12 am #

    I don’t graduate until 2012. I’ll be spending my third year at a Japanese university though.


  3. gaijinnosekai March 13, 2009 at 6:34 am #

    I was actually studying Economics at another university but before entering university I had seriously considered studying Japanese (I had studied it a little bit in school). Quite quickly the economics became too much for me to handle, I really hate mathematics, so I decided to follow my heart and change to Japanese. From an early age I’d been interested in anime and video games, however actually after entering university to study Japanese I’ve become more interested in Japanese cinema, drama and indie rock these days. I haven’t decided on what type of career I’m going to pursue yet but without a shadow of a doubt I want to live in Japan after I graduate.


    • tokyo5 March 14, 2009 at 1:45 am #

      >I want to live in Japan after I graduate.

      When will you graduate?


  4. gaijinnosekai March 12, 2009 at 3:58 am #

    I’ve only been to Japan once before. My Japanese is alright I guess, I’m at conversational level at the moment, I’m studying Japanese at university now but I’m only a first year, I can hold a conversation with an average Japanese person but I know hardly any keigo at the moment, we’re going to be taught it mainly in the second year. I watch a lot of Japanese drama and movies which has helped me to get used to the speed and picked up a few odd phrases or words here and there. Actually I did work in a yakitori restaurant while I was in Japan for 2 months, but at that time my Japanese was really limited and it was very difficult. My main job was teaching english while I was there.


    • tokyo5 March 12, 2009 at 9:51 pm #

      How did you first get interested in studying Japanese?


  5. gaijinnosekai March 11, 2009 at 6:51 pm #

    Yeah, I’ll be staying in Tokyo from mid June until mid September. I’m quite lucky that my uncle lives in Tokyo. Last time I was in Japan for 10 months on a working holiday visa, this time around I’ll just be relaxing and trying to practise as much Japanese as possible lol.


    • tokyo5 March 11, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

      How many times have you been to Japan?
      Can you speak Japanese well?


  6. gaijinnosekai March 10, 2009 at 1:54 am #

    I love Tokyo Tower, walking around Shiba koen was one of my favourite things I used to do when I was living in Tokyo. Hands down my favourite place in Tokyo is Zojoji Temple near the tower, I can’t wait to go back there again this summer.


    • tokyo5 March 10, 2009 at 9:52 pm #

      Are you coming to Tokyo this summer?
      For how long?


  7. Eric March 8, 2009 at 11:32 am #

    I want to go see the Tokyo Tower some day. I’m curious how the view compares to the Eiffel Tower.


  8. lvironpigs March 8, 2009 at 10:48 am #

    Japan really towered over South Korea at the WBC.

    “Japan Schools South Korea”


  9. gigihawaii March 8, 2009 at 1:44 am #

    When I was in Tokyo last summer, I took a slew of photos for my blog. Tokyo Tower was one of them. I don’t recall seeing Tokyo Dome, however.

    We went to a tea ceremony (Chanoyu in Happo-en garden) and had a BBQ lunch at Chinzanso. They barbecued meat and veggies on a lava rock taken from Mt. Fuji.

    The best part was our trip down the Sumida River. Someone told me that there is a slang for the top torch of the Asahi Brewery. (“feces”?) Correct me if I am wrong!


    • tokyo5 March 8, 2009 at 2:02 am #

      Yes, it’s true. A French artist was commissioned to design their building.
      Atop he put, what he named, the “Golden Flame“…but it’s gotten the nickname Ogon-no-unko (“Golden poop”).


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