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Walking the Rainbow Bridge – Free Sightseeing in Tokyo

Posted in Places by tokyobling on August 12, 2015

Nothing beats free when it comes to tourism right? And few things are as much bang for your buck when it comes to experiencing Tokyo as a walk across the Rainbow bridge. Of course, it requires the physique to be able to walk briskly for at least 30 minutes and still enjoy it, but if you can manage that I see no reason not to put this destination on your to-do list as a tourist in Tokyo! My favorite time to do the walk is around sunset, but it is great any time of the day, just make sure bridge is open for foot traffic before you head over! It closes early in the summer and even earlier in winter. Either way you go you save on the train ticket, which is one of the pricier ones in central Tokyo at about a hundred yen more than what you would normally pay for a ride this long.

Funny thing happened when I was taking the last photo though. There was a fairly large Earthquake in the general area, and the bridge started making some small noises as the anti-earthquake engineering kicked in to keep the wobbliness to a minimum. I felt very safe to be on the bridge!







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  1. Traveling Rockhopper said, on August 12, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Beautiful sky!


  2. Shelley Anne Martinez said, on August 13, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Very nice pictures. Hope I could visit your country in the future.


  3. amadl said, on August 13, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Everytime you post about Rainbow Bridge I feeL regret for not going there 😥
    But! ReaLLy great photos here, I can feeL your Love for the pLace.


  4. leannenz said, on August 13, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I love this walk! One of my favourites. I have yet to do it at sunset. You have me inspired. Something to look forward to when I get back in September! Thank you.


  5. rudyhou said, on November 2, 2015 at 7:47 am

    great sunset scenery of the city skyline.


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