At 634 meters height, the world's tallest tower has been completed near Asakusa, one of Tokyo's famous spots. After a 50 seconds ride of pure thrilling excitement inside Japan's fastest elevator, it takes visitors all the way up to the 350 meter Tokyo Sky Tree Observation Deck providing an incredible view of Tokyo. Apparently, even Mount Fuji is also visible on a clear day.
This spacious Observation Deck can hold up to two thousand people, and is outfitted with facilities like a restaurant and café area for visitors who want to spend time taking in the sights in a casual setting. The other popular feature for those who are not afraid of heights is the glass floor segment allowing public to really experience the thrill of being 350 meters in the air. One can also go up another hundred meters to the 450 meter tall Tokyo Sky Tree Observation Corridor. This Observation Corridor packs a big surprise transporting to a magical world above the clouds, it features a wide open view of the Pacific Ocean spreading out from the Boso Peninsula, approximately 75 kilometers out.
“With the opening of the world's tallest tower in Japan, interest in Tokyo Sky Tree has shot sky high. In fact, it is so popular that you can't even get inside without a reservation from the opening day on 22 May all the way up until 10 July 2012. The best way to get in for overseas visitors is to purchase a package tour inclusive of this latest attraction from a travel agent”, says Mr Motonari Adachi, Executive Director, Japan National Tourism Organization – Singapore Office.
The design of the Tokyo Sky Tree Tower is a blend of modern and traditional Japanese form, which skillfully employs the most advanced technological developments. The three leg structure of Tokyo Sky Tree in contrast to the four leg approach taken by the Eiffel Tower of Paris, takes up less space and is solid structurally like a camera tripod. This structure features a unique Japanese curve design called "sori and mukuri" (inward and outward curves), a characteristic seen in traditional Japanese architecture like temple and shrine architecture. The curve is reminiscent of a Japanese samurai sword curve, and it gives the tower a beautiful design with a strong structure and shape.
Living up to its name, Tokyo Sky Tree is like a giant tree growing up into the sky right in the middle of the city of Tokyo. It is a symbol of dreams and hope. And underneath this gigantic tree is a commercial district that has been dubbed "Tokyo Solamachi” (Tokyo Sky Town) as well as a complex that houses a planetarium offering an exciting trip amongst the stars and a sea-life aquarium.