The height of Tokyo Sky Tree, 634 meters, was selected to symbolize the name of the old province that included today’s Tokyo and Saitama, Musashi: 6 「六」 can be read mu, 3 「三」 sa and 4 「四」 shi.
The official opening of the tallest tower in the world will take place on May 22, 2012, and for the first 6 weeks the tower will be available by reservation. A few days ago, Tobu Railway (the owner of Tokyo Sky Tree) announced that on November 22 they will start selling ticket reservations. Tokyo Sky Tree has two observatories, the ticket to the first observatory (located at a height of 350 meters), will cost 2000 yen and the ticket to the second observatory (at 450 meters) will be another 1000 yen.
The second observatory (in the photo) is so high above that you can hardly see it from the street, but with a telephoto lens you can see a lot of details. It has huge, outward-sloping windows (so it will be an amazing place for bird’s eye photos). And I’m wondering if it will have downward-looking windows, like those from Tokyo Tower…
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: