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Tokyo Home to World's Tallest Tower

Tokyo Skytree

Can’t get higher than this: the world’s new tallest tower Tokyo Skytree opened in late May, and tickets to its lookout are still sold out for months (if you’re in the mood for some elevation, we’d recommend booking a ticket now). At 2,080 feet, the building serves not only as an observation deck and restaurant but a broadcast tower to relay television and radio signals. Be careful up there! The observation deck has already had to close temporarily due to storms and extreme weather. 

Jennifer Chen is Travel + Leisure's Asia correspondent. 

Photo by MASANORI YAMANASHI / AFLO / Nippon News / Corbis

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