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Regions of Japan

Hokkaido Tohoku Hokuriku
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Kanto Tokai Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Islands SAPPORO TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA FURANO KUSHIRO AOMORI SENDAI FUKUSHIMA NIKKO HAKONE SADO TAKAYAMA KANAZAWA ISE KYOTO NARA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI KAGOSHIMA NAHA
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan. Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan.
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare. An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare.
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife. Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife.
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan. Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan.
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara. The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara.
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower. Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower.
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving. Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving.
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky. The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky.
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

Attraction

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.

Don't Miss

  • 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.

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