Tokyo Skytree: the Tallest Freestanding Broadcasting Tower in the World

Thetraveljunkie.orgย – The other day, I was decided on the Skytree and walked right to the base of the observation tower to take a ticket to the top.

The tallest freestanding broadcasting tower in the world boasting 634 meters (2,080-foot) in height. A view of the entire Kanto region include Mount Fuji on sunny days can be enjoyed from the two observation decks located 350 and 450 meters above the ground.

Inside the tower are also official shops, cafes, and restaurants.

The tower was constructed with extremely strong steel tubes surrounding a central concrete column that are structurally separate from each other in the tower’s mid-section.

In the event of an earthquake, the concrete core and steel frame are designed to offset each other to reduce the building’s overall motion.

It takes about 50 seconds in a high-speed glass-ceilinged elevator to zip up to the lower observation deck at 350 metres (1,148 feet), and another 30 seconds to reach the higher deck at 450 metres (1,476 feet).

The travel Junkie view through a glass floor at the top of Tokyo Skytree.

And, a vertigo-inducing glass floor that allows travel junkies to look straight down…

I loved ‘step into’ Tokyo from here.

View from one of the Tokyo Skytree observation decks.

Buildings are seen from an observatory at the Tokyo Skytree.

The travel junkie take in the view from one of the two observation decks.

The travel junkie at the foot of the Tokyo Skytree.

A dream of mine came true. It was a fantastic experience that was totally worth it! I’ll never forget!

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