Tokyo Skytree

Brand-new Cardcaptor Sakura Cafe opens in Tokyo this week, with Kero-chan calling the shots

Magical girl anime mascot opens his own restaurant at the foot of the Tokyo Skytree.

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Super blue blood moon appears over Tokyo, poses with Skytree, other landmarks for beautiful pics

Even if something happens once in a blue moon, it’s still not as rare, or gorgeous, as this.

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Survey picks the eight most disappointing sightseeing spots in Tokyo

Don’t scratch them off your itinerary just yet, though.

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Tokyo’s Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen Cafe is now open, and we stopped by for a PPAP meal!

Just two months ago, Piko Taro was largely unknown, but now there’s a restaurant in the comedian/musician’s honor.

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Tokyo Skytree to install VR viewer for rainy days

Tokyo Skytree’s operators recently announced a VR viewing experience exclusively available for rainy days, letting guests enjoy Skytree’s amazing views in perpetual VR sunshine.

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Japanese candy craftsman creates new line of lollipops with traditional summer themes

Designed to resemble traditional uchiwa fans, these exquisite lollipops are amongst the prettiest sweets in Tokyo.

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New Edo Goldfish Wonderland to open at Tokyo Skytree this summer for a limited time

With lanterns, cocktails and one thousand unusual goldfish, this is the coolest place to hang out in your yukata this summer.

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Cute cats and sakura cherry blossoms meet for a deliciously sweet collaboration

Kittens and their paw prints will be blossoming at Tokyo Skytree for a limited time this spring.

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Tokyo Skytree to light up as three traditional Japanese meals in honour of “Washoku Day”

Tokyo Skytree has a brilliant light display in store for four days only, and it’s designed to represent three of Japan’s signature dishes: tamago kake gohan (egg with rice), o-nabe (Japanese hot pot), and takikomi gohan (seasoned steamed rice).

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Tokyo Tower, Skytree don French Tricolour in show of sympathy following Paris terrorist attack

Last weekend, Tokyo’s two most famous structures switched their usual lighting to blue, white, and red in a showing of solidarity with the French people.

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There’s a katana in the Tokyo Skytree that’s forged from a meteorite!

There’s a lot going on at the base of Tokyo Skytree. Not content with being the tallest structure in Japan and the tallest tower in the world, Skytree also boasts an entertainment complex the size of a small town. Hiding among the shops and restaurants is an aquarium, a planetarium, and a university campus…

Well, sort of. The Chiba Institute of Technology’s ‘Skytree Town Campus’ is more science exhibition than campus – but it does have this badass Japanese sword made from a 450-million-year-old meteorite.

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Tokyo Skytree gets some extra decoration thanks to the Blood Moon Eclipse【Photos】

We realize there are as many photos of the Blood Moon Eclipse online as there were people who looked up in the sky and exclaimed, “Cooooool!” but we just had to share these ones featuring Tokyo Skytree, the newest icon of Japan’s capital city. As the tallest tower in the world, Tokyo Skytree is often photographed, but the addition of the huge scarlet moon made for breathtaking views. Check them out after the jump!

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Photo captures epic lightning strike to Tokyo Skytree

At 634 meters (2,080 ft), Tokyo Skytree is not only the tallest building in Japan, but also the tallest broadcasting tower in the world and second only to the Burj Khalifa in tallest structures. With all that height and no small amount of metal, a building is bound to get some serious love from lightning strikes, but catching that moment on film is easier said than done as a strike usually lasts between 1-2 microseconds.

This week, Twitter user @KAGAYA_11949 managed to get a great shot nonetheless.

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Tokyo Skytree’s disappointing attendance: 6.19 million visitors

Tokyo’s two most compelling yet conflicting traits, the energy from its sheer number of residents and the solitude of its back alleys, are both best appreciated from ground level. The metropolis’ scale can only truly be appreciated from high above, though, which is why Tokyo has no fewer than five major observation decks within the city limits.

As the newest and tallest of the group, the Tokyo Skytree, which opened in the spring of 2012, is by far the most prestigious of the group, and it has quickly become a more vibrant symbol of Japan’s capital than Tokyo Tower itself. But even with the millions of visitors the Skytree saw last year, the attendance was still below what was expected.

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【Fail】World’s Tallest Broadcast Tower Tokyo Sky Tree Experiences Unexpected Radio Interference, Tokyo Tower Still Chugging On

Tokyo’s Skytree was to be the answer to radio interference for broadcasting companies. Up until Skytree’s completion in May,  Tokyo Tower was the tallest tower around, standing at 333 meters.  Skytree, nearly double that height, stands at 634 meters.

The transfer of radio wave transmission from Tokyo Tower to Tokyo Skytree was originally planned for January of next year, but has been delayed due to an unexpected level of radio interference that will take time-consuming measures to be dealt with.  Read More

10,000 LEDs and Tokyo Sky Tree Light Up Sumida River During “Tokyo Hotaru” Festival This May

“What if Tokyo became a city that could coexist with nature?” is the question that sits at the heart of “Tokyo Hotaru” (Tokyo fireflies), a light and sound festival to be held along the Sumida River on May 5 and 6 during this year’s Golden Week.

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