Tokyo, the capital of Japan is the largest metropolitan area in the world. This city which accommodates the Imperial Palace is also home to many architectural beauties. The architecture in Tokyo has been shaped throughout the history. When visited, modern constructions can be seen overpowering the historical creations. The reasons for this are the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake and the extensive firebombing in World War II which left the city in ruins.
The Rainbow Bridge is considered as one of the internationally famous Japanese architectural pieces. Located on the northernmost side of Tokyo Bay, this architectural wonder connects the Shibaura Wharf and Odaiba. This 570 meter suspension bridge carries 3 modes of transportation. Even though it was officially named as the “Shuto Expressway No. 11 Daiba Route – Port of Tokyo Connector Bridge”, the bridge is more commonly known as the “Rainbow Bridge”.
Harmonizing with the skyline of Tokyo, the supporting pillars of the bridge are made in white. From the solar energy absorbed throughout the day, the lamps which are hung on the ropes that support the bridge are illuminated in red, white and green creating a picturesque and a breathtaking view, which would capture any passers eye.
It is easy for any visitor to access the bridge by foot from the Tamachi stop. The rainbow bridge can be easily accessed when walking northwest from the station. The north and south sides of the bridge have walkways where the Tokyo Harbour can be seen from the north side with many other skyscrapers. The south side gives views of shipping yards and if lucky and the day is clear, a beautiful view of the mount Fiji. The approximately 1.5km long walkway has ideal photography places where memories can be captured to take home.
Apart from this there are many more architectural wonders as well as other attractions in this beautiful city, which would make any business or leisure trip a memorable one. Tokyo Accommodation can be arranged in many ways. When considering Serviced Apartment Tokyo, Somerset Azabu East Tokyo can be one of the top places to consider when looking for options. Situated in one of Tokyo’s business, shopping and leisure cities Somerset Azabu East Tokyo offers luxury and comfort to all guests.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.