Back in 1989, with the opening of Kasai Rinkai Park in Edogawa, Tokyo, the reclaimed manmade island is known for its aquarium and bird sanctuary.
Considered as the second largest park in Tokyo (after Mizumoto Park in Katsushika), one of the coolest architecture in the location is the Crystal View Observatory designed by Yoshio Taniguchi. Constructed in 1994 and completed in 1995.
A popular location for people to visit and view the Tokyo Bay and watch the sunrise, the observatory is worth the visit.
The observation facility has two floors and is made to showcase transparency and light wit its design of aluminum and glass. One can find information about the birds that fly into the area as well. Inside, one can also find an exhibition panel of how Kasai Rinkai Park was made.
But looking outside, while the colder winter overlooks the Bay, it’s during the spring and summer when the flowers come out that the Crystal View Observatory allows one to see the beauty of nature all around.
For those coming to the Edogawa area, entry to the observatory is free.