A visit to Tokyo Tower as told by an eight-year-old girl

By on July 5, 2013

I have lived in Tokyo for almost 5 years, and wanted to tell readers about Tokyo Tower, which I like to visit often.

Tokyo Tower is a fascinating place to spend a Saturday afternoon. You can enjoy the view from the observation deck, have fun, eat and buy Japanese souvenirs there.

The best part about Tokyo Tower is the observation deck. However, the queue for the tickets will be long, so I recommend bringing something along to occupy the time in line.

Donʼt worry though. After you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of central Tokyo if the weather is sunny.

There are two family attractions on the fourth floor of Tokyo Tower. One is called “Nippon Land”, and it has air balloons that are like trampolines. Jumping around on them is a big hit for little kids. “Nipponʼs Magical Dungeon” is a maze that seems as if it is everlasting.

Once I actually got lost in it. My favorite part of the dungeon is playing the fame machine at the end of the maze.

If you get hungry, there is a food court on the second floor. There are a McDonaldʼs, a Baskin-Robbins, a ramen shop, a pizza parlor, Chinese restaurant, a soba shop and a few more restaurants to choose from. They all taste appealing in my opinion.

The souvenir shops on the second floor are fun to visit. My mom sometimes buys gifts there for friends and families back in the United States. Once, she bought a ninja set for my little cousin. Oh boy, was he happy!

As one can see, Tokyo Tower is a wonderful place for families to have fun and experience Tokyo.

Naomi Amina Ledell is in Grade 3. When not busy with school work, her favorite pastime activities include reading, writing, bicycling, excursions and playing video games. She attends Onarimon Elementary School.

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