An iconic monument that magnificently protrudes over the sprawling land, the Tokyo Sky Tree the world’s tallest telecommunications tower. Being a result of amazing engineering ingenuity and hardwork, the tower has become the symbol of Japan! Read on to know more about this man-made marvel.


Located in Sumida, Tokyo, the Tokyo Sky Tree is an observation and broadcasting tower. Towering at a height of 634 meters, the tower is the tallest free-standing structure in Japan and the tallest broadcasting tower in the world.

Basile Morin, Worm’s-eye view of Tokyo Skytree with vertical symmetry impression, a sunny day, in Japan, CC BY-SA 4.0


As you can see in pictures, the tower boasts a signature design movement and it was developed based on three different concepts. Being the first of the concepts The tower’s architecture is a fusion of neo-futuristic and cultural flair of japan. The second concept was to breathe life into the city’s infrastructure – a catalyst revolution in the makeup of the city. The final one being prevention against natural disasters

Earthquake resistance

The tower is built based on a radical engineering method which enables it to survive a severe earthquake. The structure of the tower has been made flexible that Instead of resisting the forces that the earth exerts towards the tower during earthquakes, it manages to sway and dissipate the kinetic energy.

Visiting the tower

The tower is made accessible for the public and anyone can visit the tower by purchasing tickets online from the towers official website. The Skytree is also conveniently located at the heart of Tokyo at proximity to Shibuya hotels the likes of Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel.