TOKYO SKYTREE, one of Tokyo’s most iconic structures, was illuminated in a new gold lighting design on 9th September (until 8:00 pm, Japan standard time), as part of the Japan Children’s Cancer Group’s ‘Global Gold September’ Campaign.
The aim of the campaign, in which landmarks are lit up in gold, is to raise awareness of childhood cancers and shine a light on young cancer patients and their specific and often unmet care and research needs. In support of the aims of the ‘Global Gold September’ Campaign, the TOKYO SKYTREE agreed that the structure would be illuminated in gold.
The TOKYO SKYTREE illumination was the first time a landmark in Japan had been part of the ‘Global Gold September’ Campaign. While TOKYO SKYTREE shone gold in support of the campaign, the Japan Children’s Cancer Group held a streaming event to raise awareness of childhood cancers, supported by the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Limited, featuring appearances by artists including Pikotaro (of Pen Pineapple Apple Pen fame) and J-pop duo moumoon.
You can also show your support throughout September by wearing a gold ribbon. The event was streamed live online, and you can watch the archive here until 30th September.
Find out more about the ‘Gold September’ Campaign and the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) work to raise support, funding, and awareness of childhood cancers here.
Tobu’s commitment to COVID-19 countermeasures
The Tobu Group is committed to implementing appropriate measures to protect our customers and visitors from the risk of infection. At TOKYO SKYTREE, they have introduced a suite of criteria, including enhanced cleaning schedules, masks and other PPE for employees, and temperature checks for visitors on entry.
Visitors are also required to wear masks for the duration of their visit. They have also introduced similar measures on our trains, for example, regular disinfection of train interiors and ensuring windows are kept open for better ventilation. Passengers are also requested to wear masks while on our trains. Find out more about measures here.
About Tobu Railway
Tobu Railway is the most extensive private rail system in the Kanto region, with a 463.3km network extending through five prefectures: Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Tochigi, and Gunma. Tobu Railway offers a range of discount passes exclusively for international travellers, purchased online via their English language website.
Tobu Railway also operates Global Website, an English language website providing extensive information about the destinations across its network to inspire and enable visitors to plan their travel in detail.
Tobu Railway is part of the Tobu Group, which operates health clubs, golf courses, theme parks, and hotels. It develops and manages condominiums, housing developments, department stores, and various other properties along its railways and in Tokyo, most notably TOKYO SKYTREE, the world’s tallest tower.