Tokyo Skytree on Wednesday marked its first anniversary. As of Monday, the number of visitors to the 634-meter-tall tower had reached 6.34 million, according to operator Tobu Tower Skytree Co.
The area has been celebrating the first anniversary all throughout May with parades, street festivals and various events. The tower itself has been lit up with four patterns featuring 12 color combinations from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. in the evenings, which will last until June 4.
In the first week alone after it opened in 2012, 1.64 million people visited the tower's two observation decks -- 350 meters and 450 meters above ground -- and more than 50 million had visited the surrounding Tokyo Solamachi area so far, according to Tobu Tower Skytree Co. In Golden Week this year, the number of visitors was 1.77 million.© Japan Today