The Tallest Tower in Japan, “Tokyo Skytree”
The Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. This tower became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010. It is 634 meters or 2,080 feet tall, it was completed in February 2012. The tower was funded by Tobu Railway and it was created as the center piece of a large commercial development. The closest train stations are Tokyo Skytree Station and Oshiage Station. The design was presented in 2006, it concept is a fusion of neo-futuristic design, a catalyst for revitalization, and contribute to disaster prevention. The tower has seismic proofing, with a central shaft made of reinforced concrete. The Skytree is illuminated during certain times at night. There are two basic colors, Iki and Miyabi. The colors can change on special days.
Iki is based on color the blue, which is similar to the color of the Sumidagawa River. It looks gorgeous and clean.
Miyabi is the color purple, it looks elegant and beautiful.
During Christmas, the Tokyo Skytree is illuminated in a special way. The main color is green, but there are variations too.
#4. Valentine’s Day
During Valentine’s Day the Tokyo Skytree is illuminated in two different colors. There is chocolate brown and white chocolate.
#5. Pink Ribbon Day
October 1st is Pink Ribbon Day, so the Tokyo Skytree is pink.
Tokyo Skytree was illuminated in gold for celebrating some of the Japanese athletes winning gold metals. The gold color is also used when there are other Olympic related events.
#7. Cherry Blossom
In the spring, the cherry blossom along the Sumidagawa River is very beautiful and the Tokyo Skytree is pink to represent cherry blossom.
#8. Disaster Preparedness Day
On Disaster Preparedness Day, the Tokyo Skytree becomes a simple white color.
#9. Japanese Cuisine Day
November 24th is Japanese Cuisine Day and the Tokyo Skytree becomes a special color. There are three themes, takikomi gohan, hot pot, and tamago kake gohan. Takikomi gohan is rice seasoned with broth and cooked with vegetables and meat or fish. Tamago kake gohan is a raw egg cracked over hot rice.
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Address: 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida Ward, Tokyo
Access: 3 minute walk from Tokyo Skytree Station
Website: Tokyo Skytree