- The year 2017 is the 5th anniversary of the TOKYO SKYTREE! Have you ever been here?
- What is the shape of this tower?
- I’ll introduce you to some good locations for taking pictures!
The year 2017 is the 5th anniversary of the TOKYO SKYTREE! Have you ever been here?
The TOKYO SKYTREE 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 world’s tallest free-standing broadcasting tower. Its height is derived from the letter of the Japanese samurai, Musashi. The SKYTREE celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2017.
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 SKYTREE!
Looking from the Jikken bridge, you can take photos with the SKYTREE 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 SKYTREE!
After passing the Tokyo Soramachi mall inside the SKYTREE, you’ll find a bronze statue. If you peep at the SKYTREE from the foot of it, you’ll get this view!
The SKYTREE 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 SKYTREE!
1-1-13 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo