A Great View from the Tokyo Skytree



One of the places we visited on the recent trip to Japan was the Tokyo Skytree, taking in the breathtaking views of the Japanese capital from the lower observation deck 350m above the ground.

Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011.


The tower is the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kantō region; the older Tokyo Tower no longer gives complete digital terrestrial television broadcasting coverage because it is surrounded by high-rise buildings. Skytree was completed on 29 February 2012, with the tower opening to the public on 22 May 2012.



The 360 degree observation tower gave a great view over the city with clear blue skies enabling us to see to the horizon.  I chose to use the Fujifilm X-T1 to get these shots because we were accompanied by some journalists and it was the day before the official launch of the X-Pro2, so left the new camera back at the hotel.

The lenses used were the XF16-55mm f2.8 and the XF90mm f2.




















I noticed that the houses and streets below looked very toylike so I put the X-T1 into miniature mode which had a great effect on the resulting images. 








For more information on the Tokyo Skytree CLICK HERE or go to the Official Website HERE

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