With 333 meters, Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) is 13 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower of Paris, and the world’s tallest self-supporting steel tower. It was completed in the year 1958 as a symbol for Japan’s rebirth as a major economic power, and serves as a television and radio broadcast antenna and tourist attraction.
With the opening of Tokyo Skytree, we can observe that the number of visitors have decreased but I grew up watching Japanese dramas with love scenes revolving around the Tokyo Tower so I have a soft spot towards this Tokyo icon. Even though most of the new dramas now would dramatically open their episodes with a view of the Tokyo Skytree…..How about you readers? Tokyo Tower or Tokyo Skytree?