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Hayao Miyazaki's Nippon Television Giant Clock

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Brings a smile

This amazing contraption of a clock only strikes at certain times of the day, during our visit it... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
777SarahB777
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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For fans of Studio Ghibli

We missed the animated show, but it was well worth a look on the way. You can take the elevated... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
vonifide
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1-6-1 Higashishimbashi, Minato 105-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinbashi Shiodome, Odaiba
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

This amazing mechanical art is located in Shiodome in front of Nippon TV headquarters. Along with a magical song the clock strikes at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm during weekdays and there is an extra morning sessions on Saturdays and Sundays at 10am. If you've...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Just by itself it's a remarkable sculpture engraved within a modern building then it starts moving and becomes more awesome.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This amazing contraption of a clock only strikes at certain times of the day, during our visit it was 10.00, 12.00, 18.00 and 20.00. Certainly worth a detour if in the area

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 777SarahB777
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Situated within Shiodome Siosite the clock is on the fascia of the Nippon Television Tower. I enjoyed looking at it and taking photos but if I wasn’t staying at a hotel in the district I wouldn’t actually want to make the trip to view it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WayneN795
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We missed the animated show, but it was well worth a look on the way. You can take the elevated walkway back towards Ginza.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank vonifide
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This clock is three stories tall and located outside the Nippon television building, it springs to life four times a day but even if you miss those times it is worth a look, and a photo opportunity

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We happened to be staying at Tokyo’s Park Hotel, and saw this as we were heading for the subway on the elevated walkway. Adorable, steampunk-style clock, lovable even if you have no idea what Ghibli is! Then we saw the schedule of “performances” when you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jwberns
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Hayao Miyazaki is to Japanese animation as Disney is to American animation. Among his works: Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises. If you're a fan of his movies, an absolute "must see" is the giant clock that he designed....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The
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