How Underwhelming Can You Get?
Tokyo SkyTree. You can’t miss it. It’s that gigantic over-hyped TV tower rearing its unremarkable, yet insistently lit-up head out beyond Asakusa. For twenty bucks you can go up it and see the view. Except today. Today all I could see was, well, this.
Fortunately for us view-challenged types, every vista is equipped with massive photo touchscreens that have a quasi-nifty interactive feature that lets you point your finger anywhere and move around a magnified and/or night view of what would be right outside the window if only there weren’t so many damn clouds in the way.
I imagine that the twenty-buck view itself might be slightly better than the nine-buck one at Tokyo Tower, but mostly because if you’re standing inside the SkyTree, you aren’t looking at it.
Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo