Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Tokyo Sky Tree aka world’s tallest “freestanding broadcasting” tower in Tokyo, Japan on April 26, 2012.

According to the Imperial Household Agency, “The imperial couple viewed the sight of Tokyo on the 450-meter second deck after hearing an explanation about the 634-meter tower.”

The Tokyo Sky Tree will be opened to the public beginning on May 22, 2012.  For more information about this amazing structure please visit the Tokyo Sky Tree’s official website here. (in English)

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Click here to watch a short video clip.

Source: Imperial Household Agency via Mainichi Daily News

Photo courtesy of China Daily