The total number of visitors to Tokyo Skytree since it opened to the public three and a half years ago, exceeded 20 million this week.
A nine-year girl, who was the exact 20 millionth visitor, received a large bouquet of flowers in a commemorative ceremony to mark the event on Monday, Fuji TV reported. She had come with her family from Gunma Prefecture.
The record was reached on Skytree’s 1,267th day since it opened in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward on May 22, 2012.
According to representatives of the operator of Tokyo Skytree, over half of the visitors to the new broadcasting tower come from Taiwan, China and other countries.
Representatives say that they would like to begin preparing to make Skytree the “new symbol of Japan.”© Japan Today