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The new Tokyo Sky Tree looked pretty much finished when I took this photo from Asakusa in June. I did not get closer than this, unfortunately. It is exciting to think that we will probably be able to go up next year. Now if the tickets were only a little more affordable…

Tokyo Sky Tree

It will be the world’s tallest free-standing tower at 634 m. I used to take a train into Tokyo that would stop at Oshiage station, which is right next to where the tower now stands. At the time, they had not started any visible construction though. This is what it will look like when it opens in the spring of 2012 (photo from tokyo-skytree.jp):

View of Tokyo