Tokyo Skytree - the most important information
Tokyo Skytree is a television broadcasting tower and one of the most famous attractions of the city. Being 634 meters high, this is the tallest construction in Japan. It is the younger brother of the Tokyo Tower, built in 2012.
About Tokyo Skytree
Since Tokyo Tower become surrounded by massive buildings, it couldn’t complete digital terrestrial television broadcasting coverage, so a new tower for television broadcasting had to be built. Tokyo Skytree has two observation decks, at 350 and 450 meters in height. The lower deck is called Tembo Deck and it spans three levels giving a magnificent view of Tokyo panorama to the visitors. On the top floor, you can enjoy the 360-degree panoramic views of the city. On the middle floor enjoy French-Japanese cuisine in the Musashi Sky Restaurant, or buy gifts in the souvenir shop. The lowest floor has cafes and floors made of glass so you can see the tower beneath you. The higher deck is known as Tembo Galleria. There you can enjoy a look from 451.2 meters, the highest point of the observation decks.
What to see at Tokyo Skytree?
At the base of the tower, there is Tokyo Skytree Town, with plenty of attractions you can visit on your way to the top of the Tokyo Skytree.
- Sumida Aquarium - This amazing aquarium houses over 10,000 sea creatures on the 5th and 6th floors of Tokyo Solamachi, a shopping and entertainment complex at the base of the Tokyo Skytree.
- Tenku Planetarium - Here you can have a view made of stars and planets just for your enjoyment.
- Postal Museum - Based on the concept of "Connecting Minds, Connecting the World," the museum displays almost 330.000 stamps, as well as 400 exhibits dedicated to postal service and communications.
- Shops and restaurants - You can buy souvenirs and sweets shaped like towers, and eat in one of the restaurants with a great view of the city.
Tickets and opening hours
Tokyo Skytree is open every day from 8 am to 10 pm. You can buy tickets for just one, or both decks. Prices vary depending on the day of the week. On holidays and weekends, they are more expensive.
- Tembo Deck - weekdays 2.100 yen, weekends and holidays 2.300 yen.
- Tembo Gallery - weekdays 1.000 yen, weekends and holidays 1.100 yen.
- Combo ticket - weekdays 3.100 yen, weekends and holidays 3.400 yen.
How to get to the Tokyo Skytree?
Take the Tobu Skytree Line to Tokyo Skytree Station for direct access to Tokyo Skytree Town. The complex is also accessible through the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line's Oshiage Station.
What should you know before visiting the Tokyo Skytree?
You can buy your ticket for the Tembo Deck on the 4th floor of Tokyo Skytee Town. The tickets for the second deck are purchased when you reach the first one. The maximum of same-day tickets sold per day is 10.000, so it may happen they are sold if you arrive late. The best time to visit Tokyo Skytree may be the winter when the views are great and it’s less crowded.