Standing at the top of the Grand Stone steps and looking in the direction of Wakamiya-oji Avenue, the view is very good. The Maiden is just below, the Torii gate is faintly visible beyond, and the blue sky stretches out further. With such a refreshing view, Emperor Ojin, Himegami, and Empress Jingu, who are enshrined at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, must be very pleased. A view from a high place somehow makes one feel comfortable.
It seems to be a common feeling among human beings to feel comfortable when one has a good view, and in every country, there is always an observatory on top of a skyscraper to enjoy the view. Abeno Harukas, the tallest building in Japan, has an observation deck on the 60th floor, the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, has an observation deck on the 124th floor, and in Bangkok, rooftop bars on top of skyscrapers are a popular tourist attraction.
It is not hard to see why observation decks are built on top of skyscrapers, but the fact that they are also built on radio towers, which do not require floors for people to climb, is an indication that many people desire a view from a high place. Although they are not necessary because they are structures for transmitting radio waves, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree both have observation decks. That's how much people like high places.
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