Tokyo Skytree

東京スカイツリー   Click to listen highlighted text! 東京スカイツリー

(tokyo sukaitsuri)

Tokyo Skytree is a magnificent tower and one of the most famous tourist attractions in Tokyo, Japan. The tower is located in Sumida Ward and stands at a height of 634 meters, making it the tallest structure in Japan and the second-tallest in the world after the Burj Khalifa. The Tokyo Skytree is a symbol of Japanese technology and engineering and has become an icon of Tokyo’s skyline since its opening in 2012.

Tokyo Skytree’s construction began in July 2008 and was completed in February 2012, taking four years and eight months to build. The tower was built to replace Tokyo Tower as the main broadcast and communications tower in Tokyo, as the latter’s height could not accommodate the increased number of channels required for the digital age. Tokyo Skytree’s design was inspired by the traditional Japanese “pagoda” tower, and its sleek, modern design was chosen from a nationwide competition.

Visitors to Tokyo Skytree can enjoy breathtaking views of Tokyo from the tower’s two observation decks, the Tembo Deck and the Tembo Galleria. The Tembo Deck is located at a height of 350 meters and offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Tokyo. The Tembo Galleria is located at a height of 450 meters and is a sloping spiral ramp that leads up to the top of the tower. Visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city as they walk up the ramp.

Apart from the observation decks, Tokyo Skytree has many other attractions for visitors to enjoy. The tower has a large shopping mall with over 300 shops, restaurants, and cafes. Visitors can also enjoy a visit to the Sumida Aquarium, which is located at the base of the tower and features over 10,000 sea creatures. There is also an interactive exhibit on the history of Tokyo and a planetarium.

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