By the completion of the Tokyo Sky Tree, the world's tallest TV tower at 634 meters tall, the Tokyo Tower ended its service as Tokyo's main TV tower. The 333 meters tall tower is no longer tall enough to cover all the broadcasting area for the capital filled with skyscrapers. It is now being operated as the backup tower of the Tokyo Sky Tree.
It is still a popular tourist attraction although it ceded the spotlight to the brand new tower. Personally, I think its look inspired by the Eiffel Tower is more gorgeous than the gangly new superstar.
An illumination show associated with Tanabata, a wont based on the Chinese myth about the star Vega, the star Altair and the Milky Way, takes place at the observation deck of the Tokyo Tower during Tanabata season every year. You can enjoy the glorious illumination that reminds you of the Milky Way.
When I visited there to see what the show was like, they were giving free admission to people who wore a yukata. Oh my goodness; I didn't know that! I should've worn a yukata!
The Tokyo Tower Milky Way Illumination [iPhone 4S/HD]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 4S on Jul. 5th, 2012
Click below to learn more about Tanabata and the Chinese myth!
Tanabata, the Day of the Star Festival ~Zojoji Temple, Tokyo~