Tokyo Skytree 東京スカイツリー
A bird's-eye view of Tokyo from the tallest structure in Japan
The newest addition to the capital's skyline, Tokyo Skytree soars 634 meters high and gives incredible, panoramic views of Tokyo. On a clear day, you can't quite see infinity, but it's one of the few spots you can see Mt. Fuji from Tokyo.
- Spectacular views of the whole Kanto region
- Standing on the glass floor section to feel like you are floating in mid-air
- Shopping for snacks shaped like the tower itself in the surrounding mall — Tokyo Solamachi
How to Get There
Tokyo Skytree Station is accessible via the Tobu Skytree Line from Asakusa.
Getting off at Tokyo Skytree Station drops you right at the base of the tower complex, Tokyo Skytree Town. You can also take the Asakusa, Hanzomon, or Keisei Oshiage lines to Oshiage Station. Alternatively, Sky Tree is a 20-minute walk across the river from Asakusa.
For those who wish to ride to the top, the entrance and ticket counters are located on the 4th floor of Tokyo Skytree Town.
The tip-top of Tokyo
Since it opened in May 2012, the Sky Tree swiftly became a major symbol of Tokyo, visible from almost anywhere in the city. When it was completed, it was the tallest tower in the world and is still the tallest structure in Japan. Located within walking distance of Asakusa , you can easily combine a visit to both and experience the traditional and modern sides of Japanese architecture in one afternoon.
How high can you go?
There are two decks open to the public. The Tembo Deck (350m) and Tembo Galleria (450m) offer jaw-dropping views from morning to night, when the city lights glitter like jewels below. Adrenaline junkies should try walking on the Galleria's 110m-long glass floor, to experience the illusion of levitating in mid-air.
More than just a tower
No need to worry if you are afraid of heights, there are plenty of other interesting things to see around Tokyo Skytree Town. Explore Tokyo Solamachi's 300 shops and restaurants, many of which sell tasty treats shaped like the tower above. Make sure to visit the 4th and 5th floors, dedicated to all things Japan-related, including green tea, chef's knives, and Hello Kitty.
You can chill out by the tanks of the Sumida Aquarium, travel to outer space in the Tenku Planetarium, or send a postcard with a special Sky Tree stamp from the Postal Museum.