A river is not the first thing people think off when you say Tokyo but the city like many others around the world is built around one. Like the others you can take a river cruise along it to get a completely different perspective of the city too.
I took a afternoon Sumida river tour, which included entry to the Tokyo World Trade Centre and a bus tour around a few tourist attractions in the ticket price online which seemed to be the same price as booking it on location (but you can pay with your own home currency). It’s available on Wednesday and Sundays currently.
Tokyo Tower from the WTC
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The Tokyo Skytree is the worlds second tallest building next to Dubai’s Burj and setting the record for the tallest tower in the world at 634metres. It was open to the public just 2 weeks ago (May 2012). The attraction had such large interest (it is primarily a broadcasting tower, but also has 2 observation decks) that a ticket lottery was held for the first month to avoid huge queues while the interest was still high. Although this isn’t my favoured lottery to win (I prefer the euromillions!), my partner won us tickets, so we was one of the first to experience Japan’s tallest building and get the highest view of Tokyo without getting inside a vehicle. This also makes me one of the first foreigners to go up there. It’s always nice being first :-)
Tokyo Skytree merchandise
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