Japan Travel: Tokyo Tower & Skytree

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Tokyo Tower

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Ispirandosi alla Tour Eiffel, la Tokyo Tower svetta all'interno del quartiere di Shiba-kōen di Minato a Tokyo. Costruita nel 1958 come simbolo di rinascita economica, con i suoi 333 metri ha una duplice funzione. Infatti è sia una torre per le telecomunicazioni e sia torre panoramica!

Nella struttura interamente d'acciaio ci sono due osservatori che permettono di godere una delle viste più belle. Al primo piano, situato a 150 m dal suolo, si trova l'Osservatorio principale, che offre una vista panoramica sul quartiere. A 250m vi è quello speciale e suggestivo che permette di vedere il Tokyo Sky Tree ed il monte Fuji.

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Naturalmente la Tokyo Tower non è solo questo. Al suo interno vi è un negozio di souvenir, un bar molto elegante ed un palcoscenico dove ogni settimana avvengono vari eventi musicali.
Anche i più piccoli possono godere di spettacoli a loro dedicati nei weekend e durante le festività grazie ai "Noppon", le mascotte della Tokyo Tower.
Ai piedi della torre sorge il Highball Garden Rooftop Genghis Khan: un bar-terrazza aperto nei mesi tra marzo e settembre che offre un luogo di ristoro con specialità e cocktail esclusivi.

Dal 1° giugno al 31 agosto si tiene un evento molto curioso e altrettanto affascinante il “Milky Way Illumination”. Le scale che vanno dal pianterreno all'Osservatorio sono illuminate da una luce blu. Sul soffitto appaiono tante stelline proprio a rappresentare la Via Lattea. Inoltre durante i giorni di luna piena Tokyo Tower è illuminata di rosa!

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Naturalmente ancora oggi la Tokyo Tower porta avanti il compito per la quale fu costruita. Grazie all'antenna che custodisce, si occupa della trasmissione dei segnali per le maggiori televisioni giapponesi.

Tokyo Skytree

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Molto più recente della Tokyo Tower è la Tokyo Sky Tree. Simbolo di Tokyo dell'archittettura con le sue forme che si rifanno agli antichi templi dell'epoca Heian, svetta nel cielo della città con i suoi 634 m di altezza. Un numero non casuale: i caratteri mu (6), sa (3), shi (4) formano la parola "Musashi", antico nome della regione in cui si trova la Tokyo Sky Tree. Essa è la torre per telecomunicazioni più alta al mondo con uno dei punti panoramici più belli grazie all'area denominata Solakara Point. Qui il pavimento e le pareti di vetro, regalano la sensazione di appartenere al cielo.

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La Tokyo Sky Tree fonde modernità e antichità in modo sorprendente. Dal quarto piano della torre ci si imbatte nel SUPER CRAFT TREE dove il designer Yukio Hashimoto ha esposto le sue creazioni. L'artista fonde il moderno con le tecniche artigianali del periodo Edo. Una testimonianza è il TEMBO SHUTTLE, l'ascensore con i pannelli che rapprensentano il miyakodori (l'uccello simbolo di Tokyo), alberi di Sakura ed il fiume Sumidagawa.

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Come di consuetudine a Tokyo, anche la Sky Tree possiede a sua mascotte, la Sorakara-chan (figlia dal cielo). Naturalmente la principale funzione della torre è la diffusione radio-televisiva a livello regionale.

Photo Credit: gaijinpot.comtokyo-skytree.jptokyotower.co.jpgoogle image
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Tokyo Tower

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Inspired by the Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo Tower is situated in the Shiba-kōen zone in Minato, Tokyo. Built in 1958 as a symbol of economic rebirth, with its 333 meters it has a double function. It is in fact a tower for telecommunication and scenic landmark!

Completely built in steel there are two observatory that will let you have one of the best views in the world. At the first floor, situated at 150 meters from the ground, there's the main observatory offering you a scenic view on the city. At 250 meters there's another special observatory that will allow you to see the Tokyo Sky Tree and up till mount Fuji.

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Obviously the Tokyo Tower is not just this. Inside there is a souvenir store, a very elegant bar and a stage where every week you can enjoy musical events. Even the younger ones can enjoy shows during holidays also thanks to "Noppon", the Tokyo Tower mascottes.
At its feet there's the Highball Garden Rooftop Genghis Khan: a terrace bar opened between March and September that serves specialties and exclusive cocktails.

From June 1st and August 31st there's a very peculiar and fascinating event called “Milky Way Illumination”. The stairs that go from the ground up to the observatory are enlightened with blu lights. On the roof a lot of starts will appear and it will make you feel as if you are in space. Furthermore, during the full moon nights, the Tokyo Tower lights up in a pink shade!

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Even today, the Tokyo Tower serves the purpose it was built for. Thanks to the antenna on top, it takes care of the transmission of the signal for the main Japanese TV networks.

Tokyo Skytree

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More recent than the Tokyo Tower is the Tokyo Sky Tree. Symbol of Tokyo architecture with it's shapes that reminds us of the ancient temples of the Heian era, it fills the sky with its 634 meters of height. A number that is not casual: the signs mu (6), sa (3), shi (4) they form the word "Musashi", ancient name of the region where the Tokyo Sky Tree is.
This is the highest telecommunication in the world, with one of the most beautiful sceneries thanks to the Solakara Point. Here the floor and the glass walls gift the feeling of belonging to the sky.

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The Tokyo Sky Tree mixes modern and ancient times. From the fourth floor of the tower you can see the SUPER CRAFT TREE where the designer Yukio Hashimoto showcased his creations. The artist mixes the modern techniques with the Edo period craftsmanship. A proof of this is the TEMBO SHUTTLE, the lift with crafted panels that represent the miyakadori (the bird symbol of Tokyo), Sakura trees and the Sumidagawa river.

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As custom in Tokyo, also the Sky Tree has its own mascotte, the Sorakara-chan (daughter of the Sky). Naturally, the main function of the tower is the distribution of the radio and tv signal at a regional leve.

Photo Credit: gaijinpot.comtokyo-skytree.jptokyotower.co.jpgoogle image;
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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, Tokyo Sky Tree, japan, japan travel, japan italy bridge, tokyo travel

Inspired by the Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo Tower is situated in the Shiba-kōen zone in Minato, Tokyo. Built in 1958 as a symbol of economic rebirth, with its 333 meters it has a double function. It is in fact a tower for telecommunication and scenic landmark!

Completely built in steel there are two observatory that will let you have one of the best views in the world. At the first floor, situated at 150 meters from the ground, there's the main observatory offering you a scenic view on the city. At 250 meters there's another special observatory that will allow you to see the Tokyo Sky Tree and up till mount Fuji.

Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, Tokyo Sky Tree, japan, japan travel, japan italy bridge, tokyo travel

Obviously the Tokyo Tower is not just this. Inside there is a souvenir store, a very elegant bar and a stage where every week you can enjoy musical events. Even the younger ones can enjoy shows during holidays also thanks to "Noppon", the Tokyo Tower mascottes.
At its feet there's the Highball Garden Rooftop Genghis Khan: a terrace bar opened between March and September that serves specialties and exclusive cocktails.

From June 1st and August 31st there's a very peculiar and fascinating event called “Milky Way Illumination”. The stairs that go from the ground up to the observatory are enlightened with blu lights. On the roof a lot of starts will appear and it will make you feel as if you are in space. Furthermore, during the full moon nights, the Tokyo Tower lights up in a pink shade!

Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, Tokyo Sky Tree, japan, japan travel, japan italy bridge, tokyo travel

Even today, the Tokyo Tower serves the purpose it was built for. Thanks to the antenna on top, it takes care of the transmission of the signal for the main Japanese TV networks.

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, Tokyo Sky Tree, japan, japan travel, japan italy bridge, tokyo travel

More recent than the Tokyo Tower is the Tokyo Sky Tree. Symbol of Tokyo architecture with it's shapes that reminds us of the ancient temples of the Heian era, it fills the sky with its 634 meters of height. A number that is not casual: the signs mu (6), sa (3), shi (4) they form the word "Musashi", ancient name of the region where the Tokyo Sky Tree is.
This is the highest telecommunication in the world, with one of the most beautiful sceneries thanks to the Solakara Point. Here the floor and the glass walls gift the feeling of belonging to the sky.

Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, Tokyo Sky Tree, japan, japan travel, japan italy bridge, tokyo travel

The Tokyo Sky Tree mixes modern and ancient times. From the fourth floor of the tower you can see the SUPER CRAFT TREE where the designer Yukio Hashimoto showcased his creations. The artist mixes the modern techniques with the Edo period craftsmanship. A proof of this is the TEMBO SHUTTLE, the lift with crafted panels that represent the miyakadori (the bird symbol of Tokyo), Sakura trees and the Sumidagawa river.

Tokyo Tower, Sky Tree, Tokyo Sky Tree, japan, japan travel, japan italy bridge, tokyo travel

As custom in Tokyo, also the Sky Tree has its own mascotte, the Sorakara-chan (daughter of the Sky). Naturally, the main function of the tower is the distribution of the radio and tv signal at a regional leve.

Photo Credit: gaijinpot.comtokyo-skytree.jptokyotower.co.jpgoogle image;
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