634m of Tokyo Skytree

The Top of the World, seen from below

By Andre Moreira    - 1 min read

Open to the public since 22 May 2012, the 634m of Tokyo Skytree make it the tallest tower in the world, and the second tallest structure, losing only to Burj Khalifa from Dubai.

Located in Sumida, Tokyo, it has an interesting story surrounding its height. When separated, 634 become 6 (mu), 3 (sa), 4 (shi), in Japanese. Well, Musashi is an old name for the region where the Tower presently stands! This way anyone can remember how tall it is!

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Andre Moreira

Andre Moreira @andre.moreira

Born in the Portuguese countryside in 1990, I've been living in Japan since 2012. After finishing my Computer Engineering University Course in Lisbon, Portugal, I decided to study Japanese in Tokyo, with the purpose of continuing my studies there. After one year of studying of the language, I entered a Japanese Professional College where I finished my study in 2015. I am now working in the videogame industry as a Technical Artist. I also write in my blog about Japan. My goal is to introduce Japan to anyone who is interested in the culture, the language, the music, the anime, the food, and so on. And that's what you can find there: everything! Plus, my experience here as a Portuguese expat. You can access through this link: The Rising Sky Blog Should you have some questions on how to come to Japan, what to do, where to study, etc., feel free to contact me!