POSTED: March 3rd 2013

Tokyo Skytree counts 5 million visitors since opening

The Tokyo Skytree is a unique icon on the city skyscraper panorama / Kimuchi
The Tokyo Skytree is a unique icon on the city skyscraper panorama / Kimuchi

LAURA WALDEN in Tokyo / Sports Features Communications

March 3 - The iconic Tokyo Skytree's two observation decks have counted a remarkable 5 million visitors since the opening on May 22nd this past year.

The 634 meter broadcasting and multi-purpose tower hopes to meet the goal set at 6.4 million for the first year of its existence.   

The tower has yet to wane in its attraction numbers for tourists to get a bird's eye view of the 360 degree city panorama.

The Skytree opened last year and it has proved to become a true point of referenc for the branding of the city.

Should Tokyo win the International Olympic Committee (IOC) nod to host the Games the Skytree will be a major photo shoot point for Olympic fans visiting the city.     

Tokyo is bidding against Istanbul and Madrid to host the 2020 summer Olympics.   

Keywords · Tokyo 2020 · Skytree · Olympic bidding

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