The name TOKYO SKYTREE(R) was from the image of a "large tree pointing towards the sky." Around the tree people gather to relax and put their mind at ease.
TOKYO SKYTREE(R) was designed by the sculptor Mr. Kiichi Sumikawa. The tower was designed to take a very Japanese-like shape as it takes from the curve of a Japanese sword and the rise that can be seen in the pillars of shrines and temples.
The height of TOKYO SKYTREE(R) is 634 meters. It has a one-of-a-kind height for a free-standing broadcast tower (as of March 2016). On November 17, 2011, it was recognized as the world's tallest tower by Guinness World Records.
At present, digital broadcasting has become mainstream and radio waves are difficult to reach when there are obstacles. As of 1958 there was Tokyo Tower, which served as a comprehensive broadcast tower, but the area is filled with too many high-rise buildings. It was feared that these building would act as obstacles for broadcast towers. In order to avoid this situation,it was concluded that a tower with a height exceeding 600 meters was needed, and so they built a new broadcast tower -- TOKYO SKYTREE(R).
Tembo Deck has a height of 350 meter and the Tembo Galleria is at 450 meters. Depending on the weather and the situation, when it's sunny, you can see until 75 kilometers from the the Tembo Galleria and view the magnificent Mt. Fuji. In addition, we recommend for you to gaze at the view of the Tokyo streets while dyed in red during evening and the night view.
The TOKYO SKYTREE(R) Tembo Galleria is a corridor which is on glassed-in slope. Walking along the corridor, 450 meters above-ground, would really excite you and would make you feel as if you were walking on air.
Located in SORAKARA POINT, the highest reachable point at 452.1 meters is a production space where you can feel the mysterious space and the feeling of floating as well as the roundness of the Earth.
Sky Restaurant 634, located in the Tembo Deck Floor 345, is a restaurant with a nice view at 345 meters above-ground. With French cooking technique at its foundation, they serve courses which perfectly combine the balanced taste of Edo-Tokyo. Enjoy the new Japanese cuisine which takes importance in the essence and appearance of shitamachi while gazing at the picturesque scenery.
The TOKYO SKYTREE(R) Official Shop located on floors one and five and on the Tembo Deck Floor 345, is filled with original goods. We recommend the traditional Japanese Sweet "Monoka" made by the long-established Japanese restaurant "Nadaman." Savor the sweetness of exquisite anko made from adzuki beans, which makes it a healthy sweet.
"TOKYO SKYTREE(R) Long Roll" has been a popular sweet since the tower opened. The whole of the package is a tower 1/1000 in size or 63.4 cm. It's shape which imitates the TOKYO SKYTREE(R) and its original knife and pick are all cute.
TOKYO SKYTREE(R) is located in Oshiage, a place filled with the feeling of a downtown area. It's a rare opportunity to view at one glance the streets of Tokyo from this height. Be sure to go to TOKYO SKYTREE(R) when you visit Japan.
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.