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Tokyo Tourism Reaches Landmark Heights

Posted: May. 30th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Tokyo Skytree
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The Tokyo Skytree, one of Japan's hottest tourist attractions, has recently passed a major landmark with more than 6.34 million visitors, a figure that comes well ahead of projected numbers in a tourism season that's only just began. The impressively tall tower, clicking in at 634 feet, will also be celebrating it's first anniversary in just a few days.

Tourism figures at the world's tallest free-standing broadcasting structure have gone sky-high.

Two days before its first anniversary on May 22, the 634-meter-tall Tokyo Skytree tower in the capital's Sumida Ward welcomed its 6.34 millionth visitor, far earlier than expected.

The number of visitors to the Tokyo Skytree Town, which consists of the tower and an adjoining commercial complex, has also exceeded original expectations, having topped 50 million on May 14.

On the 350-meter-high observation deck, Tokyo Skytree's official mascot Sorakara-chan presented commemorative items to the 6.34 millionth visitor Hiroshi Komine, who was accompanied by his wife and two children.

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