Tuesday, June 6, 2017


NOT tired of looking at the steel tower

By Hendra Noor Saleh, executive summary by darmanjsah

This is the symbol of the resurrection of the land that collapsed after World War II ended. 333 m high tower was inspired anyone, how a nation that went through a phase in his life bitter to rise, strong and excel. That is why I have never tired of stopping in this tower. At least, five times I set foot in Tokyo Tower for a span of 15 years.

The tower officially named Denpato Nippon (Japan Radio Waves Tower) has entered the age of 53 in late 2011. During that time, the building has attracted 150 million visitors a variety of nations. Including me, of course. This number is not a joke, because it means that almost 70% of Indonesia's population, or 15 times the number of people in Jakarta.

Of course, the decoy was not much sense of the transmitter tv, radio and other communication devices. Here, there is room for visitor to main observation at an altitude of 120 m to 125 m. besides special observation at an altitude of 250 m. I love to be at that height. There's room through the glass to the bottom. Thus, people often ask him in the photo on this place. But the most spectacular is that we can enjoy the view of Tokyo city from almost all sides. Moreover viewer tool equipped facilities. One time I came when weather friends. As a result, I can enjoy the beauty of the mountain landscape of fuji, mount hakone, Mount Tsukuba, Kanagawa prefecture, Saitama to Chiba.

The idea of ​​the construction of the tower is actually triggered by the rapid growth of television industry after the war. In 1953, the government-owned broadcasting towers stood, called NHK. A month later, some television stations, such as Nippon TV (NTV) and TBS also build different towers. Seeing this trend, the government would imagine the city look bad with the presence of the towers.

So, why not put together right? As a result, Hisakichi Maeda, a newspaper publisher of the lucky Osaka assigned to head the project. Under the banner of cooporation Takenaka, Maeda managed to raise 2.8 billion yen capital. without bothering to, the Eiffel Tower in Paris to be a reference. If Eiffel high as 320 m, the Tokyo Tower exceeded about 13 m. Since the beginning of construction on June 29, 1957, declared the project completed 15 months later. Since December 23, 1958 is open to the public.

Maeda had ambitions to build a tower higher than the Empire State Building in the US. (381 m), the tallest building record time. But apparently it was not enough capital. Thus, only 333 m high tower. after all, the height was still listed as the highest steel tower over the world.

Shape of the tower was inspired by or referring to the Eiffel. The form created as closely as possible. The difference is calculated Eiffel weights 7,000 tons, while the Tokyo Tower is about half. Why be so? Apparently, due to the recent development is present. Maeda also have the opportunity to choose a high-tech steel that has a lighter weight but sturdy.

 He was a tall, make a tower located in Shiba Park area and has become a recognizable symbol of the city of Tokyo, even Japan. Because the rules of civil aviation, steel frame tower must be painted orange and white. For this purpose, spent 140 drums of paint or the equivalent of 28,000 liters.

Of course, the broadcast transmitter tower is not only interesting from the technology. The Government was aware, the tower has become a marker of the city. The government then put 176 lights to illuminate it with different spec. When night falls, enrich the beauty of the city glow. As a result, I was never bored.

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Friday, May 5, 2017


Enjoy the beauty of the waterfront

By Manggalani R.Ukirsari. executive summary by darmansjah

Panoramic view of Tokyo Bay was thrilling. Berpulas orange sunset sky against the background of the white peak of Fuji has published my admiration. Landscape is increasingly felt complete with supporting ornament: a bridge to the port
city Daiba Tokyo, mock Statue of Liberty, and the ship back and forth.

I did not make you jealous. But that's a view of Odaiba in the autumn dusk. Certainly no one expected an island of Odaiba is a human creation. The bridge that move goods and inhabitants of the island helped add a beautiful glow with colorful bright. White, red, and green. The lighting is generated from solar energy. Non-carbon.

Because decorated with colors of the rainbow, residents nicknamed the bridge: Rainbow Bridge. Actually, Connector bridge Shuto Expressway No. 11 Daiba Route - Port of Tokyo. It may be too long and difficult to remember, people prefer to call it by the name of the first one.

There are two fun ways to enjoy the beauty of one of the most beautiful bridges across the country Sakura. I suggest that you choose the train ride - without the risk of fatigue and tiredness. The route, starting from Shimbashi station towards Toyosu with Yurikamome monorail. To achieve shimbashi, we can choose the Yamanote Line. Train without a driver would take us across the bridge and up to 270 ᵒ moving around so it looks landscape bay.

The second way is more economical and requires more body energy: walking. I have been doing it this way. Armed with sneakers, I pursue an 800 m for about 50 minutes. I started my walk from the train station in Yrikamone Shibaurafuto its mainland Tokyo. We can also start to dawn Tamachi Station on the JR East waterfront. Now, you are ready to pursue a rainbow bridge Odaiba like me?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Staring at the gorgeous unique lanterns, by - Manggalani R Ukirsari, executive summary by darmansjah

This is one marker of metropolitan Tokyo: Temple Sensouji. Moore Morii Fumiki-old friend of mine who lives in Nishi-Shinjuku - reveals, there is a reason why the place of worship is very interesting for every walker. "First, the architecture is unique Sensouji, can not be compared with other temples in Tokyo. Secondly, located near the river. It is also a differentiator. "

Morii-san said, Sensouji built about 628 years after the two brothers find a small statue made of gold goddess Kannon in the Sumida River. "They believe in the reincarnation of the goddess and worship. That is the reason, why the temple was built near the river where the statue was found. "

When visiting the temple, the first sight is the Kaminari-Mon (gate lightning). Here hung giant red lanterns that looks very popular because so many featured in books about Japan travel guides, postcards to photographs of the tourists. This lantern side with statues Raijin (god of thunder) and Fuujin (Wind god).

"After that there is a long corridor Omete epithet-filled Sando taverns traditional souvenirs, decorative items to Japanese cuisine. Visitors come to this place not to hunt for souvenirs, but also want to taste the local flavor, "Morii said. Including, Senbei snack (such as rice crackers) which covered by soy sauce and covered with a sheet of nori or dried seaweed.

After Kaminari-Mon gate and corridor Omete-Sando, we can continue the exploration into the second gate named Hozo-Mon. popular decoration in this section is Waraji or giant straw sandals hanging on one side. Central to the area is the Goddess of Kannon altar, where pilgrims recite the prayer. If still enough time, 

so wrong temple visit, I suggest you along the banks of the Sumida River. From there, we can enjoy the splendor of the towering Tokyo Sky Tree - as seen in the picture on this page. "If you want to be closer to the Sumida River, take a boating tour packages from here to odaiba and garden Hamarikyu," Morii, insider Tokyo, has made a passionate pleasure I overwhelming.