If you love culture, history and breathtaking views, Tokyo Skytree is a must-visit. The iconic tower that dominates the skyline of Tokyo was inaugurated on May 22, 2012, and is a remarkable engineering marvel. Standing at a height of 634 meters, it is the tallest tower in Japan and one of the tallest structures in the world.
Tokyo Skytree's architectural design was spearheaded by a team from the Japanese architectural firm Nikken Sekkei. The firm has been involved in several noteworthy projects, including the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland, and the Tokyo Midtown complex in Roppongi.
The construction of Tokyo Skytree used innovative techniques and high-quality materials, which significantly influenced the tower's stability and durability. The tower's structural frame is made of tempered steel, which is rust-resistant and incredibly durable, ensuring its longevity. The interior of the tower is designed to withstand strong winds that upturn the tower, a common natural occurrence in Tokyo. Tokyo Skytree has also been designed to withstand earthquakes with its seismic proofing features. The tower's central shaft is made of reinforced concrete and the main internal pillar is attached to the outer tower structure for the first 125 meters above ground. The pillar is then attached to the tower frame until 375 meters using oil dampers, which act as cushions during an earthquake.
Tokyo Skytree’s architectural design features a sleek, modern neofuturistic style.
Tokyo Skytree's design was inspired by the traditional Japanese pagoda, characterized by multiple levels and gently curved lines.
Tokyo Skytree's construction began in 2008 and was completed four years later, in 2012.
Tokyo Skytree contains shopping centers, restaurants, a planetarium, and two observation decks - Tembo Deck at 350 m and Tembo Galleria at 450 m.
The exterior of Tokyo Skytree is adorned with two illuminated panels that display images of cherry blossoms in bloom during springtime.
Tokyo Skytree stands at an impressive height of 634 meters, making it the tallest tower in Japan and one of the tallest structures in the world.
Tokyo Skytree's triangular-shaped cross-section measures 38 meters at its base, and tapers to 29 meters at the top of the tower.
Tokyo Skytree is primarily made of steel, which provides strength and durability to withstand natural disasters such as earthquakes.
No, Tokyo Skytree is not part of any sub-attraction.
Yes, you can purchase tickets to Tokyo Skytree online here. You can also purchase tickets offline at the observatory ticket shop in the Solamachi shopping complex, which is located at the base of the tower.