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Tokyo Sky Tree

Marvel at the views from the top of the tallest self-supporting tower in the world then enjoy the shops, restaurants, aquarium and planetarium at its base.

Built as a broadcast tower and opened to the public in 2012, Tokyo Skytree has quickly become a popular spot in Tokyo. At 2,080 feet (634 meters), it’s the world’s largest self-supporting tower. Observation decks give you 360-degree views of Tokyo, its skyscrapers, river and harbor, and surroundings stretching southwest 60 miles (100 kilometers) to Mount Fuji.

The exact tower height was chosen because “six-three-four” in Japanese sounds like Musashi, the ancient name for the area surrounding Tokyo. The tower is near Tokyo’s Asakusa area and is easily visible from anywhere in the city with blue or purple lighting on alternating evenings. It is nearly twice as tall as Tokyo Tower.

From Skytree Town at the tower base, pay the fee to take an elevator to Skytree Tembo Deck at 1,148 feet (350 meters) for exceptional views. This level also has a gift shop, café and Sky Restaurant 634, which features Japanese-French fusion cuisine.

For an additional fee, you can ascend through a glass tube to Skytree Tembo Galleria. Here, a walkway spirals upward around the tower to reach the ultimate observation height of 1,476 feet (450 meters), giving you the feeling that you are “walking in the sky.”

At ground level, Tokyo Skytree Town offers plenty to do. Solamachi shopping complex has more than 300 stores and restaurants, an aquarium with 10,000 sea animals and a planetarium, which has shows with Japanese narration. More restaurants top the adjacent Skytree East Building office complex.

Purchase tickets for the lower observation deck in advance for a specific time and date via a Japanese website using a Japanese credit card. Alternatively, same-day tickets can be purchased on floor four of Skytree Town. Tickets for the Galleria level are available only on the Tembo deck. Weekdays offer the best opportunity to avoid crowds, and of course, days of clear visibility provide the greatest value for the observation visit.

Tokyo Skytree has its own subway station and can also be reached by direct bus lines from major city hubs. Cars are discouraged.


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2-41-9 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Sumida, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Tokyo Sky Tree, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sensō-ji Temple and Ueno Park. Tokyo Imperial Palace and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden are also within 9 mi (15 km). Oshiage Station (Skytree) is only a 5-minute walk and Tokyo Skytree Station is 11 minutes.

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    2-18-7 Kotobashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Sumida, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo Sky Tree. Sensō-ji Temple and Tokyo National Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km). Kinshicho Station is 5 minutes by foot and Sumiyoshi Station is 13 minutes.

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      1-10-4 Narihira, Sumida, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Sumida, this hotel is steps away from Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo Solamachi. Sensō-ji Temple and Ryogoku Kokugikan are also within 2 miles (3 km). Tokyo Skytree Station is only a 4-minute walk and Honjo-azumabashi Station is 7 minutes.

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        1-10-3 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Sumida, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tokyo Solamachi and Tokyo Sky Tree. Sensō-ji Temple and Ueno Park are also within 3 miles (5 km). Oshiage Station (Skytree) is only a 2-minute walk and Tokyo Skytree Station is 7 minutes.

          ZAITO Tokyo Oshiage Economy Inn £277
          ZAITO Tokyo Oshiage Economy Inn

          ZAITO Tokyo Oshiage Economy Inn

          2-6-8 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Sumida, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Tokyo Sky Tree, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ueno Park and Ameyoko Market. Shibuya Crossing and Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku are also within 12 mi (20 km). Tokyo Skytree Station is only a 4-minute walk and Oshiage Station (Skytree) is 10 minutes.

            Smi:re Stay Oshiage £102
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            Shuhei 3-10-13, Tokyo, Tokyo
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Sumida, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Tokyo Solamachi and Tokyo Sky Tree. Sensō-ji Temple and Ryogoku Kokugikan are also within 2 miles (3 km). Oshiage Station (Skytree) is 7 minutes by foot and Tokyo Skytree Station is 9 minutes.

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              YMK Oshiage 202

              3-16-6, Narihira, Tokyo, Tokyo
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Sumida, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tokyo Solamachi and Tokyo Sky Tree. Sensō-ji Temple and Kaminarimon are also within 2 miles (3 km). Oshiage Station (Skytree) is only a 2-minute walk and Tokyo Skytree Station is 6 minutes.

                YMK Oshiage 501 £62
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                3-16-6 Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Sumida, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tokyo Solamachi and Tokyo Sky Tree. Sensō-ji Temple and Kaminarimon are also within 1 mile (2 km). Oshiage Station (Skytree) is only a 4-minute walk and Tokyo Skytree Station is 6 minutes.