Tokyo Skytree

Things to Do in Tokyo

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Eclipsing other tall, free-standing structures in other parts of the world, like the Middle East and Toronto, the Tokyo Skytree is the tallest of them all. Standing at 634 metres (2080 feet) it is a combined television and radio tower, and tourist attraction. It is located at the Skytree train station.

From the observation decks at 350 metres (1150 feet) and higher up at 450 metres (1480 feet), visitors marvel at the view, a panoramic snapshot of Tokyo, and Mount Fuji beyond. Taking nearly four years to build, the tower opened in 2012 and has hosted well over 35 million visitors.

One of its most fascinating features is a section of glass floor through which visitors can look down the facade of the tower. That might make you dizzy! From the outside, it looks like a lofty pagoda, and it lights up in multiple colours at night. Even though Tokyo suffers occasional earthquakes, mostly tiny ones, the Tokyo Skytree was designed and built using seismic proofing to absorb such motion, and is a safe place to visit.

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