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Discover the Magnificence of Tokyo Skytree

The Tokyo Skytree, soaring majestically over Tokyo's skyline, is an engineering marvel. With its futuristic design, Tokyo Skytree symbolizes a fusion of traditional Japanese aesthetics and cutting-edge technology. Tokyo Skytree offers breathtaking panoramic views of Tokyo and beyond, featuring unique observation decks and an array of shopping and dining experiences, making it a must-visit landmark for a glimpse into modern Japanese innovation and culture.

Also Known As

Skytree

Founded On

2012

Founded By

Tadao Ando

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RECOMMENDED DURATION

2 hours

VISITORS PER YEAR

30000000

NUMBER OF ENTRANCES

2

EXPECTED WAIT TIME - STANDARD

30-60 mins (Peak), 0-30 mins (Off Peak)

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Fun facts

The Tokyo Skytree's height of 634 meters is a deliberate choice, as '634' can be pronounced as 'Mu-sa-shi' in Japanese, a nod to the historic name of the region where the tower stands.

Inside the Tokyo Skytree, there's a unique glass floor section on the Tembo Deck, allowing visitors to look straight down to the base of the tower, providing a thrilling perspective of its towering height.

Tokyo Skytree features a seismic proofing design, incorporating a central shaft made of reinforced concrete that acts like a giant pendulum, ensuring stability during earthquakes, a vital feature in earthquake-prone Japan.




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All You Need to Know About Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is a must-visit attraction for any traveler to Japan. Built by architect Nikken Sekkei and construction company Tobu, the tower stands at 2,080 feet tall at its highest point. Tokyo Skytree is a cultural landmark and marvel in its own right and has become an integral part of the city's skyline, providing stunning views of the surrounding area to visitors.

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Skytree Tower, Tokyo seen through Sakura trees

Location: Tokyo Skytree is located at 1 Chome-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida City, Tokyo 131-0045, Japan.

Established: Tokyo Skytree was officially opened to the public on May 22, 2012.

Number of Visitors Per Year: Over 6 million.

Entrances: There are two main entrances to Tokyo Skytree: the East Entrance and the South Entrance.

What is Tokyo Skytree?

Skytree Tower, Tokyo

Tokyo Skytree is an impressive broadcasting and observation tower located in Tokyo, Japan. Standing at a height of 2,080 feet, it is the tallest structure in Japan, and one of the tallest towers in the world. Built by architect Nikken Sekkei, Tokyo Skytree features two observation decks at 1,148 feet and 1,476 feet respectively. The lower deck offers panoramic views of the city (including Mount Fuji), while the upper deck allows visitors to get up close and personal with Tokyo's unique skyline.

Additionally, Tokyo Skytree also features an array of restaurants, shops and attractions at its base. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, Tokyo Skytree is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Why Visit Tokyo Skytree?

  • Witness breathtaking views of Tokyo: From the observation decks, visitors can enjoy stunning vistas of the city.
  • Experience Japan's newest cultural hub: Tokyo Skytree is home to a variety of restaurants, shops and attractions, making it an ideal destination for all ages.
  • Unprecedented access to the Tokyo skyline: The upper observation deck gives visitors unprecedented access to the city’s unique skyline.
  • Learn about Tokyo's history and culture: Visitors can learn about the history of Tokyo and its people at the Skytree Museum located on the lower observation deck.
  • Get a bird's eye view of Sumida River: From the upper observation deck, visitors can gaze out across Sumida River.
  • Enjoy delicious food and drinks: There are a variety of eateries and bars located at the base of Tokyo Skytree offering delicious food and drinks for visitors.

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Skytree Tower, Tokyo from below

History of Tokyo Skytree

Sunset at Skytree Tower with the Tokyo Skyline

Architecture & Design of Tokyo Skytree

The architectural style of Tokyo Skytree is modern and futuristic, with a design inspired by traditional Japanese structures such as pagodas and the "sorakazari" decorative element used in Japanese shrines and temples. The tower's sleek, tapering form and steel lattice structure are also reminiscent of Tokyo's industrial past. The tower was designed by the Japanese architecture firm Nikken Sekkei and construction began in 2008. The tower was opened to the public on May 22, 2012.

The construction of the tower included a wide variety of materials, including steel, concrete and glass. Additionally, visitors can observe a variety of lighting effects on the tower at night.

 

What To Do At Tokyo Skytree?

Observation Deck, Skytree Tower Tokyo
Tembo deck at Skytree Tower Tokyo

Tembo Deck

The Tembo Deck is one of the main observation decks at Tokyo Skytree, located 350 meters above the ground. From here, visitors can enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of Tokyo and the surrounding area, as well as experience unique attractions such as the "skywalk" where visitors can walk on a glass floor panel while looking down on the city below.

Tembo galleria deck at Skytree Tower Tokyo

Tembo Galleria

The Tembo Galleria is an additional observation deck at Tokyo Skytree, located at the very top of the tower, 450 meters above the ground. The Galleria is accessed via a special elevator that takes visitors on a unique, spiral-shaped ascent to the top of the tower. From here, visitors can enjoy stunning panoramic views of Tokyo and the surrounding area, as well as learn about the history and construction of the tower through interactive exhibits.

Asian Souvenirs at a shop

Tokyo Skytree Souvenir Shop

You can purchase souvenirs from the official souvenir shops that are located on Floor 1 and Floor 345 of the Tokyo Skytree. While some souvenirs are super trendy, there are plenty of traditional gifts and presents at the souvenir shop at Tokyo Skytree.

Japanese food on a hot plate

Restaurants

Visitors can enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine from the various restaurants located in and around Tokyo Skytree. You can visit 634 Musashi Sky Restaurant if you wish to tantalize your taste buds with mouth-watering Edo and contemporary French food.

Japanese Woman in a Kimono, Tokyo

Cultural Experiences

For visitors looking to experience traditional Japanese culture, Tokyo Skytree offers a variety of cultural experiences. These include Sumo wrestling demonstrations, taiko drum performances, and kimono-dressing workshops.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tokyo Skytree

Q. What is the height of Tokyo Skytree?

Tokyo Skytree reaches 634 meters in height, making it the tallest tower in Japan and one of the tallest structures globally.

Q. When was Tokyo Skytree opened to the public?

Tokyo Skytree was opened to the public on May 22, 2012.

Q. What is the design of Tokyo Skytree inspired by?

The architectural style of Tokyo Skytree is modern and futuristic, with a design inspired by traditional Japanese structures such as pagodas and the "sorakazari" decorative element used in Japanese shrines and temples.

Q. Is it worth visiting Tokyo Skytree?

Yes, Tokyo Skytree is definitely worth visiting. At Tokyo Skytree, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of Tokyo from the observation decks, experience unique attractions such as the 'skywalk', and experience traditional Japanese culture through the various cultural experiences.

Q. What is the Tembo Deck?

The Tembo Deck is an observation deck located 350 meters above the ground at Tokyo Skytree, from where visitors can enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of Tokyo and the surrounding area.

Q. What is the Tembo Galleria?

The Tembo Galleria is an additional observation deck at Tokyo Skytree, located at the very top of the tower, 450 meters above the ground where visitors can enjoy stunning panoramic views of Tokyo and the surrounding area.

Q. Can I purchase tickets to Tokyo Skytree online?

Yes, you can purchase tickets to Tokyo Skytree online here. It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines and ensure availability.

Q. Are discounts available on Tokyo Skytree tickets?

Both the general entry ticket and a combo ticket have discounts that are currently available. The general entry ticket has a discount of up to 22% while this combo ticket has a discount of up to 17%. You can also find reduced ticket prices for children and students for all ticket types.

Q. What are the Tokyo Skytree opening hours?

Tokyo Skytree is open from 8:00am to 10:00pm every day, with the last admission at 9:00pm.

Q. What is the best time to visit Tokyo Skytree?

The best time to visit Tokyo Skytree is during the late afternoon or early evening hours, as you can enjoy the stunning views of the city during both daylight and nighttime. Additionally, visiting on a weekday can help you avoid the crowds that tend to flock to the tower during the weekends and holidays.

Q. What are the facilities that are available in Tokyo Skytree?

Tokyo Skytree offers a variety of facilities for visitors, including observation decks at 350 meters and 450 meters high, restaurants, a café, a gift shop, and a multimedia experience that showcases the history and culture of Tokyo.

Q. Is there any entry fee for Tokyo Skytree?

The entrance fee for the Tokyo Skytree depends on which areas you wish to access. The entrance fee for Tembo Deck is ¥1800 and ¥2700 for entering Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria. You can purchase the tickets here.

Q. Is Tokyo Skytree wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Tokyo Skytree is wheelchair accessible.

Q. How to Get to Tokyo Skytree?

For direct access, you can take the Tobu Skytree Line to Tokyo Skytree Station. If you’re flying into Haneda Airport, there are a range of options available including taking a shuttle bus (Skytree Shuttle) or train which will both take around one hour to arrive. You can also get there by car or taxi.

Q. Can you see Mt Fuji from Tokyo Skytree?

Visitors to Tokyo Skytree can enjoy views of the iconic Mount Fuji in the distance on a clear day. The best time to catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji is during the late afternoon or early evening hours when you can take advantage of the natural light and capture some beautiful photos.