- What exactly is Tokyo Sky Tree?
- Here are some original locations to take pictures of the Sky Tree!
What exactly is Tokyo Sky Tree?
It’s a huge broadcasting tower in Tokyo, more specifically located in Oshiage, Sumida- ku in Tokyo. It became one of the new faces of Tokyo’s tourist destinations and can be seen from a many different points in the city. It’s 634-meters tall and is the world’s tallest free-standing broadcasting tower. The height was chosen with a play on words in Japanese: 634 can be pronounced ‘Musashi’, which is the name of Japan’s most famous swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi.
It is then not very surprising that the tower’s shape is derived from the curve of Japanese traditional sword, the katana. That curve is called sori in Japanese.
The other concept behind the shape of the tower is called muku. It refers to traditional architecture, like the circular design of the five storied pagoda that was built in Nara during the Heian period (about 1200 years ago).
The foot of the sky tree is a triangle, but as you go up, it becomes more circular, so the tower actually looks different from any point.
Here are some original locations to take pictures of the Sky Tree!
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. If you’re a photo buff, you’ll enjoy how it provides you with many different ‘faces’ throughout the day, depending on lighting and weather .
Jikken bridge：5 Narihira to 1 Bunka, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
2.Take a picture of a Skytree sandwich!
After passing the Tokyo Soramachi mall inside the Skytree, you’ll find an intriguing bronze statue. The secret is that you peep at the Skytree from the foot of it, you’ll get this view!
The Skytree looks ‘sandwiched’ in the bronze statue!
It’s a little challenging to take this picture correctly but it’s also very fun.
3. Ride on the ‘tradition and modernity’ theme with a picture taken from Oshiagetenso Shrine.
Mixing Japanese old and new buildings on travel pictures is a classic. To achieve this easily, just get to Oshiagetenso Shrine. It’s is located 5 minutes from Oshiage station.
2-13-13 Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
1-1-13 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo