|Me in front of the Tokyo Sky Tree|
|There is a 32 floors high building next to the Sky Tree, from where you can watch the Sky Tree (but why you would want to, I am not sure)|
Since it is newly opened, if you want to go up to the observation deck you have to book tickets well in advance. It is sold out for the next 6 months, I am told!
We had no tickets, so we only took pictures from below, and went shopping in the shopping area underneath/around the tower. There is a Studio Ghibli (Japanese anime) shop that is very nice, and a shop selling food sample thingies made from plastic that is also very interesting. The shopping areas are also very crowded, though.
|I had "Sicilian Rice" for lunch. Very good.|
|Sky Tree shaped bottles of water.|
|Everyone was lining up to take a picture from inside a stone monument where it looks like the top of the Sky Tree is stuck to the stone monument, so I did that too.|
|There was a strange ice cream bar, where you took a cup and poured whatever type of ice cream you wanted (mixing was OK) into it and paid based on the weight when leaving the self serving area.|
|There were also lots of toppings to add.|
|I had all kinds of ice cream mixed with all kinds of toppings.|
|The Ghibli shop had some cute dioramas|
|Another (huge) Totoro diorama|
|I bought some plastic toys in the Ghibli shop|
|I bought some purses in a souvenir shop.|
|I found some Sky Tree playing cards, and the cards show the construction of the Sky Tree as a stop motion movie.|
|I bought some food samples made in plastic to use as presents and for magic tricks.|