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- This year is the 3rd anniversary of the Tokyo Sky tree! Have you ever been here?
- What is the shape of this tower?
- I’ll introduce you to some good locations for taking pictures!
This year is the 3rd anniversary of the Tokyo Sky tree! Have you ever been here?
The Tokyo Sky Tree is located in Oshiage, Sumida- ku in Tokyo. It became one of the new faces of Tokyo’s tourist destinations. It’s 634-meters tall and is the 2nd tallest radio tower in the world, following “Burj Khalifa” in Dubai. Its height of 634-meters is derived from the letter of the Japanese samurai, Musashi. The Sky tree celebrates its 3rd anniversary this year.
What is the shape of this tower?
The tower’s shape is derived from the traditional Japanese culture of “Sori”and “Muku”. Sori means, the curve that is drawn with Japanese Katana, and Mukuri refers to traditional architecture. The five tiered tower that was built in Nara during the Heian period (about 1200 years ago) for example, is built with a circular design called “Mukuri”.
The foot of the sky tree is a triangle, but as you go up, it becomes more circular. The tower actually looks different from any point. You can see amazing Japanese architecture.
I’ll introduce you to some good locations for taking pictures!
Its always nice to be able to take a photo like this, but I show you other areas that are also nice.
1.Take a photo of an inverted Sky Tree!
Looking from the Jikken bridge, you can take photos with the sky tree reflected on to the surface of the water. It’s really beautiful. It’ll provide you with many different ‘faces’ throughout the day, depending on lighting and weather . There are many opportunities to take different types of photos here!
Jikken bridge：5 Narihira to 1 Bunka, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
2.Take a ‘sandwiched in’ photo of the Sky Tree!
After passing the Tokyo Soramachi mall inside the Sky Tree, you’ll find a bronze statue. If you peep at the Sky Tree from the foot of it, you’ll get this view!
The sky tree is ‘sandwiched’ in between the bronze statue!
Get close to this statue and try to getting a photo like this, it’s fun and challenging!
3.Take a photo from the Oshiagetenso Shrine.
Oshiagetenso Shrine is located 5 minutes from Oshiage station and you can get photos similar to this.
2-13-13 Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Please come and take photos here at the Tokyo Sky Tree!
1-1-13 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo