Tokyo Stroll: A Christmas date with Yutaro at Tokyo Tower wrapped in sparkly illuminations

15.December.2017 | FEATURES / SPOT

A late-night date is nice once in a while, am I right? Well, for the first time since the initiation of this series, that’s where we’re headed.

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We went to Tokyo Tower where one can gaze at the bright and sparkly nightscape of the city.

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Our meeting place was the entrance to Tokyo Tower. Yutaro-kun had arrived early. Maybe because we’re meeting at night? It has a slightly more mature vibe to it than usual.

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“Geez, it’s cold!!”

 

Yutaro-kun is always in good health.

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At the entrance of Tokyo Tower is the city’s biggest Christmas tree – one that’s 60 years old. Its 60,000 or so decorative lights are so entrancingly beautiful they make you forget about the cold!

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These illuminations will be up until February 28th. They are on between 16:00-22:00, with a special light show running every 30 minutes. These colourful and sparkling lights are a must-see. Yutaro-kun was spellbound by all the different colours of the illuminations too.

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There’s lots of other great places to take photos around the entrance too besides next to the tree. Taking an interposed photo with the lit-up mini Tokyo Tower or heart-enveloped Tokyo tower will most certainly be a memorable occasion.

 

■Information

Tokyo Tower Winter Fantasy 〜Orange Illumination〜

Running: November 2, 2017 – February 28, 2018
Time: 16:00-23:00
Location: Tokyo Tower front entrance
The “Orange Garden Lighting Show” runs every 30 minutes between 16:00-22:00 every day. The final show is at 22:00.

 

 

After getting our fill of illuminations, we made our way to the Main Observatory of Tokyo Tower. The elevator made a steady climb up 150m.

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When we arrived at the Main Observatory, there it was. Tokyo’s night skyline. It was a most spectacular view and looked like an entirely different place from the Tokyo we spend our time in.

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“This is my second time in Tokyo Tower. It might be my first time to come at night.”

 

 

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The Main Observatory is currently holding a projection mapping event called “CITY LIGHT FANTASIA.” They use the windows and floor of the observatory to make it look like Tokyo Tower is snowing.

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There’s a photo spot in conjunction with the event too. The lights are turned on at this spot, so you can take beautiful photos even with your phone. Look out for the snow crystals changing colour as time passes too!

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“It really looks like it’s snowing!”

 

Snow was falling everywhere we walked around the observation deck. This was also part of the “CITY LIGHT FANTASIA” performance. Snow was emulated by lasers which sparkled as it fell. The highlight of the event was experiencing this snowy environment with the Tokyo nightscape as the backdrop. The snowfall “Diamond Dust” experience runs for 15 minutes.

■Information

CITY LIGHT FANTASIA

Running: November 15, 2017 – January 31, 2018

Time: 18:00-22:50

Location: Tokyo Tower 2F Main Observation

Price: Costs only the observation deck fee all the way to the Main Observation

 

 

After being satisfied with seeing the nightscape, we went to the official shop where they sell souvenirs. They have Tokyo Tower merchandise you can’t get anywhere else, so be sure to find your favourite that captures your memory of heading up to the Main Observation.

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Straight ahead after leaving the shop is the Tokyo Tower Love Power Spot “Another Diamond Veil” made by Swaroviski. It’s famous as a ‘power spot’ radiating with loving energy, so don’t forget to check this out if you want to increase your chances of love.

 

 

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Both of us were tired after so much fun, so we took a breather at “Cafe La Tour” located in one corner of the Main Observation. Yutaro-kun ordered his favourite match drink without hesitation: the “Koi Uji Matcha Late Float” which costs ¥520 (tax included).

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Yutaro-kun, thank you for always sharing with me!

This café has window seats, so you can enjoy your food and beverages while gazing over Tokyo. It’s a great spot for viewing the city scenery while kicking back and relaxing.

 

■Information

Cafe La Tour

Open: 9:30-22:30

TEL:03-3433-1850

 

 

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After unwinding at the café, our Tokyo Tower date came to an end!

My end-of-year was spent with Yutaro-kun who vibe was a little different from usual. I wonder what kind of Yutaro-kun I’ll get to meet next year? I  pray that I can have another fun date with him next year too!

 

■Information

Tokyo Tower

Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Park, Minato, Tokyo

Price: Adults ¥900 / Elementary & Middle School Students ¥500 / Children over 4-years ¥400

Main Observation (150m): 9:00-23:00 (last entries 22:30)

*Last entries may be carried out earlier during busy periods.

Tokyo Tower Official Website: https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

Model:Yutaro  @aaaoe__

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Yutaro was born in Hiroshima on June 3rd 1998. His modeling career has earned him lots of attention as a fashion icon of the new generation. The famous model also works as a “charisma” shop assistant. Yutaro has gained his reputation as a “mysterious and handsome guy” from his appearance on Japanese variety shows. His debut was made on the show “Gyoretsu no Dekiru Horitsu Sodanjo” and has since then appeared on numerous different TV shows. He challenged himself to appear on stage for the very first time in March this year and is gaining popularity by the day for his diverse work.

 

Photographer: Kayo Sekiguchi

Writer: Sayuri Mizuno(ASOBISYSTEM)

Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

 

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