The Japanese word for skyscraper is kōsō biru (高層ビル). There are other words for iconic and super tall skyscrapers in the Japanese language which you can find in the table below.
A word used to describe iconic
skyscrapers such as the Empire
|Super tall building|
A word that refers to buildings that
are over 300 meters tall or have more
than 100 floors.
|Super tall architecture|
A broad term that
includes various tall structures
such as towers, bridges, and dams.
Interesting facts about skyscrapers
Japanese skyscrapers are not only some of the tallest but also some of the most innovative buildings in the world. They are also known for their technology because they have earthquake-resistant features, such as shock absorbers and damping systems, to ensure their safety in Japan’s earthquake-prone environment. Many of these impressive buildings can be seen in major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Yokohama.