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Tokyo - Help ! I lost my map !

Just kidding. I had not lost my map.
Losing your Tokyo city map or metro plan wouldn’t be a very good move :)

BTW, a while ago Luciano (lousat) was surprised to notice that so many tourists still use a paper map instead of a map on their mobile phone. Well, I’m one of those tourists. I have to admit that I have always loved maps. From before the journey starts, discovering a city / region / country on a map means to me already the beginning of a new adventure.

On a paper map, at a glance I see where I am situated exactly into the big picture of the area.
Maps on mobile phones can be interesting to know how you best go from place A to place B.
But honestly, I really hate zooming in and out all the time.

The picture is taken on one of the two observation decks of the Tokyo Skytree in Sumida and shows a part of Tokyo.
This tower with a full height of 634 meters was one the buildings visible on my previous post. Its two enclosed observation decks, the highest in Japan, are located at heights of 350 and 450 meters respectively. My photo here was taken through a glass wall.

More information of the Tokyo Skytree can be found at:

I dedicate this picture to Rob (alvaraalto) and (Lars (Tue) who are obviously very attracted to major cities and skylines.

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