I went to Zojoji Temple at the wrong time of day. The sun was still high in the sky, hours away from setting. No matter the angle or camera setting, I couldn’t seem to get a good shot of the beauty before me. So I decided to take a walk and try again later. Facing the temple, there is a walkway to the right that leads to Tokyo Tower. Lovingly known as the city’s Eiffel Tower, Tokyo Tower stands 333 meters tall donning the nation’s flag colors. To be honest, this monument is not so easy on the eyes, but among all the gray skyscrapers and buildings, it certainly stands out therefore making it one of Tokyo’s most photographed and televised landmarks. As I walked, I couldn’t take my eyes off of the tower standing perfectly framed in fall foliage. It was like Tokyo Tower had decided to model for me, and as it turns out, on that same day the iconic landmark was celebrating its 56th birthday. When I got to the entrance, I was greeted with long lines (of course), food stalls, live performances, and Tokyo Tower shaped balloons. A proper party indeed, and once more, I was overcome by appreciation and gratitude for being able to spend time in this magnificent city.
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