Tokyo Tower is a new communicatinal tower opened in 2012 May, and is
located about 1 km east of Asakusa area.
It was constructed from 2008 to 2012.
The height is 634 meters, and it is the heighest tower in the world.
This became one of the popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo.
The constructure of this tower utilizes the one of the five
story-pagoda of Horyuji Temple.
Because the wooden pagoda is remaining for 1400 years.
When great earthquake occured on March 11, 2011, Tokyo shook violently.
This tower was nearly finished, but there was no damage.
This has the first Observatory (Tenbou Deck) at a height of 340-350
meters above the
ground and the second Observatory (Tenbou Kairou) at a height of
We can ascend to the observatories by the elevator.
At the foot of the tower, there is a big commercial complex "Tokyo
Soramachi" with over 300 shops and trestaurants.
In Addition, there is "Sumida Aquarium" in the building.
When the Great East Japan Earthquake occured on March 11,
tower was under construction.
Tokyo was shaken violently, and this tower was also shaken.
But Tokyo Sky Tree had no damage.
Because, this tower was designed to correspond to the shaking of envisioned various great earthquakes in Tokyo.
Great East Japan Earthquake became the first real test of the safety of Tokyo Sky Tree.