Tokyo Sky Tree


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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.

A Sky tree photo taken from the Oshinari bridge.
A SKYTREE photo taken from the Oshinari bridge.

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!

Sky tree
SKYTREE

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!

Inverted Sky Tree
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!

The mysterious bronze statue
The mysterious bronze statue

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 Sky Tree and the bronze statue
The SKYTREE and the bronze statue

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.

Komainu and the Sky Tree.
Komainu and the SKYTREE.

Oshiagetenso Shrine is located 5 minutes from Oshiage station and you can get photos similar to this.

The entrance
The entrance of Oshiagetenso Shrine

2-13-13 Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Please come and take photos here at the TOKYO SKYTREE!

Map

1-1-13 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

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Natsumi

Natsumi

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My friends tell me, “You’re always stuffing something into your mouth!” I love making Japanese sweets, so I’ll focus on tasty Japanese food, especially Japanese sweets!

Information

Address 1-1-13 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Hours Observation tower 8:00~22:00(21:00) Soramachi B3F~5F 10:00~21:00 6F・7F・30F・31F 11:00~23:00 ※Depends on each shop
Access Hanzomon, Asakusa Line “Oshiage”station/ Tokyo Sky Tree Line “Tokyo Sky Tree”station.
Phone 0570-55-0634
Website http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/