Tokyo Sky Tree is world’s tallest tower

The Tokyo Sky Tree, which is still under construction, has surpassed China’s Canton Tower (600m) as the world’s tallest tower on March 1.

Asahi News records the feat on a very hazy day…

The Tokyo Sky Tree will reach 634m when it’s completed. It’s still not the world’s tallest structure, as the title goes to Burj Khalifa in UAE.

Red wine spa in Hakone

At Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Yunessun red wine spa, Hakone, Japan

Credits: Xinhuanet (Chinese)

Rent a 5-star hotel for 55 million yen per night

Mandarin Oriental TokyoThe Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, an upscale hotel in Tokyo central, is offering a package to rent the entire hotel for 55 million yen ($660,000) per day.

The luxury plan marks the hotel’s fifth anniversary and extends to November 2011. The package includes accommodation for all 178 rooms, including the 250-square-meter Presidential Suite, and a buffet-style reception for 500 people.

A hotel official said the price is “much less expensive” than renting the entire hotel at the usual rates, which would total about 70 million yen.

The hotel offered a similar rental plan in the past, but there were no takers.

Credit: Asahi News

Aquarium of frozen fish

The Kesennnuma port aquarium is not like any other aquariums. The place offers 50 displays of (frozen) marine specimens embedded in blocks of ice… sashimi anyone?

Frozen fish aquarium in Japan

Credits: Oneinchpunch