You may already be familiar with the 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji' by Katsushika Hokusai or the 'One Hundred Famous Views of Edo' by Hiroshige, but what will your favourite views of Tokyo be? Visitors can't help but find this city mind-blowing, with its mazes of streets filled with incessant crowds and the lines and bends of the smaller roads. One of the most striking views visitors can have here is undeniably from the elevated observation deck. Indeed, the Tokyo Tower, an incandescent replica of the Eiffel Tower, offers a striking 360° view of the city. The two towers in Tokyo's City Hall, which can be accessed for free, offer a view of the forest of buildings in Shinjuku and a beautiful sunset over the metropolis. Mount Fuji in the distance offers an unforgettable picture postcard view as well.
As can be seen by this bust in the Kappabashi district, where you can buy kitchen accessories, Tokyo is not lacking in humour or incongruity.© Pascal Bagot
The city developed without any real urban planning or search for harmony.© Sean Pavone / 123RF
In addition to being a surprising alternative to the Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo Tower offers the most beautiful vantage points over the Japanese capital.© Sean Pavone / 123RF
A real energy consumer, the city is a bouquet of lights once the night falls.© Pascal Bagot
In the west of the city, the skyscrapers in the business district of Shinkuju display a striking collection of modern constructions. Here we have one of the latest additions, the 'Cocoon Tower'.© Pascal Bagot