100.000 LEDs and Tokyo Sky Tree Light Up

Tokyo Sky Tree will open up to visitors on May 22nd, to go up to the observation platform will cost 3,000 yen. Tokyo Sky Tree is 634 meters tall and is the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai. To celebrate the hotaru (firefly) festival during last weekend 100,000 balls with LED lights were released to Sumida river and the Tokyo Sky Tree lighted up using LED technology provided by Panasonic.

Tokyo Sky Tree lit up

Tokyo Sky Tree lit up

Hotaru

Hotaru

Photos by Spoon Tamago and video by Steven Nagata

4 Comments
  • zoomingjapan

    May 14, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    3000yen? Woah, that’s crazy!!
    Your photos are great, though! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • RMilner

    May 15, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Although the LED balls make a very pretty effect, they surely are not eco friendly.

  • Jefferson

    May 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Whoa… great photos. Is there a larger version of that second one available for downloading? Wish I could use it as my pc’s wallpaper. 🙂

  • Mike

    June 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Neither these floating lamps nor the Sky Tree tower is eco-friendly. Yet, people still believes “japanese culture is founded on the respect of nature”. Yeah ! That’s why every harbour of this country is now a concrete paradise, there are so many “robots” used for escape to loneliness, or for it’s private sexual pleasure, far from a real human being.

    STOP IT NOW, JAPAN ! For us, but mostly for yourself !