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Published on 03.31.2016
Every country has landmarks, and other than historical ones, the more modern landmarks tend to be tall in nature -- think skyscrapers and you would have gotten the right picture. In Japan, the Tokyo Skytree is one sight that everyone should visit at least once, being the tallest structure in Japan back when it was opened to the public in 2010, touching the full height of 634 meters. You can imagine the breathtaking view which can be caught when you are up on the observation deck, especially when the weather cooperates.
Basically, the Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower located in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. Not only is it the tallest structure in Japan, it is also the tallest tower in the world, and the second tallest structure in the world with the Burj Khalifa right in front of it.
Being the primary TV and radio broadcast site for the Kanto region, the Tokyo Skytree was a necessity since the older Tokyo Tower is unable to provide complete digital terrestrial television broadcasting coverage due to the surrounding by high-rise buildings.
In earthquake-prone Japan, how does the Tokyo Skytree stack up? You can be rest assured that it comes with the necessary seismic proofing, including a central shaft that is made of reinforced concrete. It is said that the dampers installed underneath the Tokyo Skytree alone is able to absorb up to 50 percent of the energy from an earthquake.
Getting to Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree Station
From Asakusa Station, 1 station, a 2 minute-ride on the Tobu Skytree Line, or a 15-minute walk
From Ueno Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line), transfer to the Tobu Skytree Line at Asakusa Station, 14 minutes.
From Tokyo Station, take the JR Sobu Rapid Line and transfer at Kinshicho for the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, 16 minutes.
From Shinagawa Station, take the Keikyu Line or Toei Asakusa Line, a 25-minute through service
From Haneda Airport, take the Keikyu Line or Toei Asakusa Line, 42-minute through service
From Narita Airport, take the Keisei Narita Airport Line or Narita SKY ACCESS Keisei Line, a 49-minute through service.
5 minutes from Ueno Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line), a 15-minute walk to Tokyo Skytree
JR Sobu LineTokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
9 minutes from Tokyo Station (JR Sobu Rapid Line), a 30-minute walk to Tokyo Skytree
Opening hours: 08:00 to 21:00
Observation deck : Always open
Closed: No closing days
Fee: Single ticket - 3,000 yen, 1,500 yen (11 years old or younger); Combo ticket 4,000 yen (adults), 2000 yen (11 years old or younger)
Source: Happy in Japan