Japanese Emperor visits Tokyo Sky Tree ahead of opening

Tokyo, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited Tokyo Sky Tree, the world’s tallest stand- alone communications tower, on Thursday ahead of its opening to the public, the Imperial Household Agency said.

The imperial couple viewed the sight of Tokyo on the 450-meter second deck after hearing an explanation about the 634-meter tower, according to the agency.

The operator of Tokyo Sky Tree initially extended the invitation to the emperor in March, but the emperor’s health condition at that time was not good after his heart surgery in February.

Tokyo Sky Tree complex, the capital’s new tourist attraction, will officially open on May 22. (Xinhua-ANI)