Observation deck

29 Aug

Yesterday my wife and I went to the top floor of a tall building that had an observation deck from which you could get a bird’s-eye view of the Tokyo area.

A sign there said that 富士山 (Mount Fuji) and 東京タワー (Tokyo Tower) could be seen from that observation deck on clear days.

The sky was fairly clear when we went…but there were some clouds. We could see Mt. Fuji and Tokto Tower…but just barely.

But it was still a nice view.

We went to observation decks in Tokyo before (Click here to see a post with photos from one in Shinjuku).
The difference between those and the observation deck we went to yesterday is that this one was in a Tokyo suburb…so the surrounding buildings weren’t as high, but the tall skyscrapers of downtown Tokyo could be seen in the distance.




After we left there, I saw a line of  「ヤマト運輸」 (Yamato Transport), also called 「クロネコ」 (“Black cat“), trucks going down the highway one behind the other. I took a photo only because I was mildly surprised to see a convoy of package delivery trucks.


9 Responses to “Observation deck”

  1. Bill Bartmann September 13, 2009 at 6:44 am #

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    • tokyo5 September 13, 2009 at 8:44 pm #

      Thanks again…(even though I have the feeling this is a spam comment, and you say that to all the blogs! 😉 )


  2. tokyo5 September 2, 2009 at 11:49 am #



  3. Bill Bartmann September 2, 2009 at 10:04 am #

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  4. The Ruling Numerator August 30, 2009 at 5:33 am #

    The beautiful order of the traffic amazes me. Is it that organised everywhere? O_O


    • tokyo5 August 30, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

      I guess so. I’ve never really paid attention to it.
      Does it seem more organized then traffic in America?


      • The Ruling Numerator August 30, 2009 at 11:52 pm #

        I don’t live in America. But if I were to compare it to the British traffic, I definitely find the picture above far better. That’s likely to be my biased opinion though.


      • tokyo5 August 31, 2009 at 12:25 am #

        Oh, sorry. I guess I mistakenly recalled you said you were in America.


      • The Ruling Numerator August 31, 2009 at 6:15 am #

        I don’t really mind. There’s no need for any apology. 🙂


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