Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Friday was a gorgeous, sunny, fresh day after the might of the typhoon had passed (it all happened while we were safely tucked up in bed and could hear the wind and rain lashing against the windows) so I decided to head out in the afternoon and see some sights. After fighting my way through the maze of Shinjuku and getting badly lost en route (tried to pretend to myself that I meant to see the back roads of outer Shinjuku) I finally found the towering TMGB. It was made to evoke the Notre Dame with its twin towers, but it is also very Japanese. Needless to say, the view from the 45th floor was stunning, although I still haven't quite managed to glimpse Mount Fuji in the distance.