The Japanese locals came out in droves armed with umbrellas and see through panchos. All this to celebrate the opening of the world’s tallest tower at 634m.
Unless you had a Japanese address or were invited you could not get a ticket for the opening. As a matter of fact you can’t get any tickets now until after 11 July, 2012 when they go on sale. You can find more details at http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/.
They’ve even created a new subway station right beside the new tower; its on the Tobu line and appropriately called the Tobu Sky Tree Station.
Here are some pictures of the pre-opening night and the opening day; enjoy.
Were you there to see the opening? What did you think? Have you visited any of the other tall towers around the world?