How to say skyscraper in Japanese

The Japanese word for skyscraper.
The Japanese word for skyscraper.

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. – The Fastest Way to Learn Japanese Guaranteed

Kōsō biru高層ビル
Iconic skyscraper
A word used to describe iconic
skyscrapers such as the Empire
State Building.

Super tall building
A word that refers to buildings that
are over 300 meters tall or have more
than 100 floors.

Chokosou biru超高層ビル
Super tall architecture
A broad term that
includes various tall structures
such as towers, bridges, and dams.

Chokosou kenchiku超高層建築

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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.

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