Tokyo Skytree

The Tokyo SkyTree stands at 634m tall and opened its doors to the public on July 11, 2012. Like most people living in Tokyo, I was curious to see what the fuss was all about. I had watched the documentary on how it was constructed and seeing it for myself I was impressed by the engineering that went into this monument. The height of the TOKYO SKYTREE was originally specified at approximately 610m in the original project. However, as it was planned to be the world's tallest free-standing broadcasting tower, it was finally decided on 634m to become the tallest free-standing broadcasting tower in the world. It was recognized by the Guinness World Records on November 17, 2011 as the tallest tower in the world.

It was obvious from the lines waiting to get in that the novelty hasn’t worn off yet.

Everyone was taking pictures of themselves with the Skytree.

I wasn’t enthusiastic enough to join the line so I headed for the mall instead. And as expected, there were a lot of people in it as well and lines everywhere to get into the restaurants.

I took some time to appreciate the "quieter" parts of the mall.

There was still a line after it got dark.

So what did it look like?

After a hot day out I needed some ice cream.

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