Sunday, June 24, 2012

Skytree

Tokyo Skytree, now the tallest tower in Japan, opened last May 22. I've been waiting for it to open since last year. However, from the opening date until July 10, tickets are sold via online. Day tickets will be sold from July 11 onwards. I was only aware of it after we went there last week. This is the hottest thing in Japan right now.

  skytree

tries to kiss the sky 
a tower of harmony 
Japan's crystal gem 

With a height of 634 m it would be definitely a good spot to see the entire Tokyo. I can't wait for my time to visit, and actually be in it. You got to admire Japan's technology and creativity.

Some interesting facts about Skytree
TOKYO SKYTREE is designed in an original color, "SKYTREE White", representing harmony with the surrounding scenery, its name and the design concept: "The creation of city scenery transcending time: A fusion of traditional Japanese beauty and neo-futuristic design". Dressed in "SKYTREE white", the new tower will stand tall against the blue sky in downtown Tokyo and transcend time with eternal brightness. more here 
After remembering that the skytree is now opened for public, I thought of my high school friends who are in Japan and asked them if they are willing to have a mini-reunion. It was an A-HA moment and got positive replies from all of them. It was difficult to schedule a meet-up with them since all of us are coming from different prefectures but we finally made it last week. It was a 2-day of great moments. We were l6-year olds again. 

As mentioned above, we didn't have the chance to go up and touch the sky but we will in the future. And why do I already plan to go to the Sky Tree when I haven't been to the Tokyo Tower yet?

/totomai 
2012/06/24

26 comments:

  1. interesting photo - juxtaposition of umbrella and tower....and who doesn't love glass and steel?!

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    1. thanks joanne, was trying to find some angles to hide my disappointment of not going up haha

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  2. interesting...can only get tickets on line?...sort of like trying to ride a cloud into the clouds...I think I would have been greatly disappointed.

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    1. we were too but we still enjoyed the scenery below.

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  3. What a beautiful tower. I like the name Skytree and can picture it standing tall against a perfect blue sky. Thanks for this glimpse of your world.

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  4. Beautiful picture and great story! Hope you and your friends will get to the top of it!

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  5. cool: tower of harmony. i enjoy the marriage of he umbrella and the tower.

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    1. it was raining when we went there. thanks paige :-)

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  6. love your mix of the umbrella and the tower John, maybe one day you'll get to touch the sky from the top there.

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    1. i'll do a jump shot when i reach the sky miss beth

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  7. You;ve captured such an amazing shot. What a beautiful tower in Japan, and I enjoyed your haiku as well.

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    1. Thanks TWG! yes, it's more beautiful at night

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  8. beautiful! - wala na akong masabi eh.. ehehehehe

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  9. what an interesting interpretation of this prompt. :<)

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  10. I love what you did with the prompt as well as how you have captured this amazing structure.

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  11. nice pic completing the story..

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