Tokyo on the up

It’s a city already known for its cloud-brushing skyscrapers, but Tokyo hits new heights this month when its eye-catching Skytree finally allows visitors to go up to two observation observation decks at 350 and 450 meters for 360-degree views, which can stretch as far as Mt. Fuji (Fujisan) on a clear day. Located in the Sumida district, the world’s tallest free-standing tower reaches a vertiginous 634 meters and serves as the city’s new digital broadcasting center. The futuristic structure, with a dictional blue-white lattice design inspired by traditional Japanese architecture, will be open to visitors from 22 May.

Tokyo Sky Tree expects thousands of visitors in its opening weeks, many of whom have already reserved their tickets, and it is anticipated that it will become one of Tokyo’s most impressive tourist attractions. Lady Gaga has already been for a sneak preview!

How to get there  

The Skytree spans the area between Tokyo Skytree Station (formerly known as Narihirabashi Station) on the Tobu Isesaki Line, and Oshiage Station on the Asakusa Subway Line, Hanzomon Subway Line and Keisei Oshiage Line. Alternatively, it is a 20 minute walk across the Sumida River from Asakusa.

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