At the top of the world’s tallest tower

19 Jan

Yesterday I went up the Tokyo Sky Tree.

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634 meters tall … the tallest tower in the world!

First of all, the elevators move at 600 meters per minute! But they’re so smooth, I could hardly feel them move!

The sky was clear, blue and sunny … so I could clearly see Mt. Fuji, Tokyo Tower, Shinjuku, Tokyo Disneyland, the Tokyo Dome…all of Tokyo and beyond!

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The shadow of Tokyo Sky Tree

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16 Responses to “At the top of the world’s tallest tower”

  1. wearetheandersons13 August 18, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    These pictures are great! I love the one with the shadow of Sky Tree – so beautiful.

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  2. Alice January 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    My Japanese friends think that the Tokyo Tower ‘s illuminations are prettier than Skytree’s. What do you think?

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    • tokyo5 January 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

      Many Japanese people like the Tokyo Tower better than the Tokyo Sky Tree because it’s smaller and they like an underdog, and it’s older and they like nostalgia.

      I understand those feelings but I like the Sky Tree better.
      Not only the illumination … but I also like the Sky Tree’s color and design better … it’s cooler!
      Silver is nicer than orange … and the Sky Tree is an original, modern design – Tokyo Tower is designed after France’s Eiffiel Tower.

      And … the Tokyo Tower is in uptown Tokyo but the Sky Tree is in a “blue collar” area.

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  3. jewelsworldtravels January 22, 2013 at 2:11 am #

    Awesome! I can’t wait to return to Tokyo.

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    • tokyo5 January 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

      When did you visit Tokyo before?
      And do you have plans to visit again?

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  4. Linda January 20, 2013 at 12:56 am #

    Spectacular! What a beautiful, clear day. It must have been very impressive!

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    • tokyo5 January 20, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      Thanks for commenting!
      Yes, it was a wonderful view.

      You should come to Tokyo and see it!

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  5. blissflower1969 January 19, 2013 at 5:40 am #

    Makes the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Center pale in comparison. And that was still a pretty awesome view!

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    • tokyo5 January 19, 2013 at 9:00 am #

      Yes, the Tokyo Government Building observatory has a great view of Tokyo … and it’s free!
      But the Sky Tree is much better.

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      • blissflower1969 January 19, 2013 at 9:41 am #

        Next time I’m in Tokyo, I’ll definitely check it out. πŸ˜‰

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      • tokyo5 January 19, 2013 at 11:37 am #

        How often do you visit Japan?

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      • blissflower1969 January 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

        So far only the one time, but the daughter wants to go back for an exchange program when she’s a junior or senior, so hopefully we’ll be back at some point in the next few years.

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      • tokyo5 January 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

        Is your daughter going to attend a Japanese high school?

        Is she in high school now?

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      • blissflower1969 January 20, 2013 at 12:35 am #

        She’s in high school now and taking Japanese. She’s a freshman (first year).

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      • tokyo5 January 20, 2013 at 9:38 am #

        Does she speak Japanese well?

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