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Tokyo Tower, Imperial Garden……………………Tokyo, Japan

A lot of people think Tokyo is just tall buildings and clubs but there is another side of the city you should see when you visit. If you party during the night, The Imperial Garden is a great place to see during the day to unwind. It’s in the middle of the city so it’s really easy to get to.  The Tokyo Tower is also quite a sight to behold.  It was modeled after the Eiffel Tower in France.  There are other attractions to see inside the tower while visiting  such as an observatory and a wax museum.

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Tokyo Tower (東京タワー, Tōkyō tawā?) is a communications and observation tower located in Shiba Park, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.5 metres (1,091 ft), it is the second tallest artificial structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations.

Built in 1958, the tower’s main sources of revenue are tourism and antenna leasing. Over 150 million people have visited the tower since its opening. FootTown, a 4-storey building located directly under the tower, houses museums, restaurants and shops. Departing from here, guests can visit two observation decks. The 2-storey Main Observatory is located at 150 metres (490 ft), while the smaller Special Observatory reaches a height of 250 metres (820 ft).

Tokyo Imperial Palace (皇居, kōkyo; literally , “Imperial Residence”?) is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda area of Tokyo close to Tokyo Station and contains several buildings including the main palace (Kyūden (宮殿?), the private residences of the imperial family, an archive, museum and administrative offices. It is built on the site of the old Edo castle. The total area including the gardens is 7.41 square kilometres (2.86 sq mi).

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