On December 31st Miwako and I stayed one night at a hotel in Shinagawa with one of our daughters. She would not arrive until late at night, so M and I went to Tokyo Tower. Have you every been there? I have been there a few times but this was the first time in a long time. (Actually, we got married at a church very nearby. After the wedding we and our guests all went to Tokyo Tower.) This time we had a late lunch and then went up to the first deck. The view is great. I am studying about Tokyo I was keen to learn about 1) the different buildings, 2) the direction of things and 3) the beauty of Tokyo. Unfortunately the west part of the deck was closed. But there were some other nice views. The view of Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge was especially good. Then there was ZouJou Temple right below us. At the far other of the deck we could see Mt Fuji. That was pretty cool. There was Shibuya and Shinjuku. Things started getting dark so the lights were coming on little by little. Finally everyrhng below us was lighted up. That was cool. Finally at 6PM there was a special illumination inside the deck. We waited for it with high expectations. BUT...it was not so good. Oh, well. We got back to our car at 7PM and headed to Omotesan Dou.