Tokyo Sky Tree 東京スカイツリ
Inaugurated in 2012, the Tokyo Sky Tree rose to become the second tallest tower in the world and the first in terms of transmissions. 634 meters high, it appears as the new landmark of the Japanese capital.
Standing majestically on the banks of the Sumida, the Tokyo Sky Tree, a digital communication tower, looms above her older sister, the Tokyo Tower, built in 1958. This sky scraping tower houses a theater, an aquarium, a shopping center and also hotels, restaurants and offices. The reason it was built seems clear: to make the Tokyo Sky Tree a staple of the economic and cultural life of Tokyo.
On the 4th floor tickets are sold for the first observatory, the viewing platform, where you can view Tokyo and its surroundings from several angles. If it is sunny, the silhouette of Mount Fuji can be seen in the distance. On floor 350 is the ticket office for the panoramic gallery, which is on floor 450, with an even higher viewpoint: the sky is close.
But this observation tower, a newcomer to the Tokyo skyline, is hard to miss and can in turn be seen from many angles. The views abound. You can admire the Tokyo Sky Tree from the tourist and cultural center of Asakusa (Asakusa Kanko Bunka Center), Sumida Park (Sumida Koen) or the Jukken Bridge. The tower is reflected in the waters of the Kita-Jukken River, 5 minutes from Oshiage Station, in the "Fuji sakasa" tradition - Fuji is reflected in water.
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