Comparison between Tokyo Tower and Eiffel Tower

This is Tokyo Tower located in Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo Tower in Japan
Tokyo Tower in Japan

And below is Eiffel Tower in Paris, France…

Eiffel Tower in France
Photo Credit: Joel Kabahit on Flickr

Notice how both of them are iron lattice tower and looks very similar.

They are essentially about the same height too.   Although to be precise, Tokyo Tower has a total height of 333 meters (including lightening rod at the top) which is taller than the Eiffel Tower by only 9 meters.  (Eiffel is 324 meters).

Eiffel Tower is much heavier at 7000 tons; whereas Tokyo Tower is only 4000 tons.

More about Tokoyo Tower

The Tokyo Tower has two observation decks: (1) the two story main observatory at the height of 150 meters, (2) and the special observatory at the height of 250 meters.

You can see views and video of what it looks like from the main observation deck via the Flash application at the Tokyo Tower’s main website.

More about Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the most visited paid monument in the world.  It was designed by Gustave Eiffel and completed in 1930 which was the tallest man-made structure in the world at the time of completion.   But obviously by today standards, there are many other buildings that have been constructed taller.  Tokyo Tower was built later at 1958 an was probably inspired by Eiffel Tower.

Its has three levels for visitors with a restaurants on them.  No wonder it is heavier than Tokyo Tower which has no restaurants in its lattice structures.  Although Tokyo Tower has a four-story building at its base known as FootTown which contain restaurant and shops.


Wikipedia on Eiffel Tower

Wikipedia on Tokyo Tower

Sign to Rica Hell Hotel

This picture by Aleksander Dragnes on Flickr was taken in Trondheim Vaernes Airport in Norway.

Sign to Rica Hell Hotel
Photo Credit: Aleksander Dragnes on Flickr

In English, the name of the hotel is not too complimentary.  However, maybe it sounds better in Norwegian.

Actually, on Rica Hotels website, it says “Rica Hell Hotel is one of Norway’s largest course and conference hotels, offering an ideal venue for business travellers, for those looking for somewhere to stay before going off on holiday…”

Symbol for Post Office in Japan

That symbol with the two red horizontal lines and a vertical line below it is the symbol for a post office in Japan.  This photo was taken in the port city of Otura, on the north island Hokkaido of Japan.  Otura happens to be a famous tourist destination in Japan.  So this is where you can mail your postcards.

Post Office in Japan
Post Office in Japan

This photo happens to be taken in Otura, Japan.

Funny Be Safe Sign

funny be safe sign
Photo on Flickr by tenioman

The sign tells us they want us to be safe. But they are really more concerned about the animals getting sick after they eat you.