Updated: May 12, 2018
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A Guide to Tokyo's New Landmark, Tokyo Skytree!

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Tokyo Skytree is a tower that is tall as 634m, which is located in Sumida-ku, Tokyo. There are so many things you can do at Tokyo Skytree and around the area, like shopping, nice dinner, and observation deck. Check out this article for more information on how to make the best out of your Tokyo Skytree visit!

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Tokyo Skytree

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Tokyo Skytree is a new landmark of Tokyo. It is located just a 3 minute away by foot from Oshiage station, or a minute walk from Tokyo Skytree station.

Address: 2-1-1 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Open Hours: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (last admission 9:00 pm)

What to do at Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree does not only have observation deck but also other fun activity where you can enjoy the height of the tower, and lots of shops and restaurants!

1. Observation Deck

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Floor 340's Glass Floor
Tokyo Skytree has two observation decks: one is called Tembo Deck Floor 350, where you can enjoy the view of Tokyo with 360 degrees, and the other one is called Tembo Galleria Floor 450, where you take a shuttle ride to a special space where you get to walk around and look at the beautiful night view of Tokyo.
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Price

You need to purchase a ticket in order to go all the way up to the Floor 350 and 450. There are two ticket types: Same-day ticket refers to a regular ticket where you buy it at the counter in Tokyo Skytree, and Fast Skytree Ticket is only available for international visitors who have international passport, where you can skip the line. You purchase these tickets at the 4th floor of Tokyo Skytree.

Price is as follows:

<< Same-day ticket >>

- Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck Floor 350:
18+ years old ¥2,060; 12-17 years old ¥1,540; 6-11 years old ¥930; 4-5 years old ¥620.

- Tokyo Skytree Galleria Floor 450:
18+ years old ¥1,030; 12-17 years old ¥820; 6-11 years old ¥510; 4-5 years old ¥310.


<< Fast Skytree ticket>> *Only Valid for International Visitors!*

- Single ticket (only Floor350):
12+ years old ¥3,000; 4-11 years old ¥1,500

- Combo ticket (Floor350+450):
12+ years old ¥4,000; 4-11 years old ¥2,000


For more precise information, check the link below!

2. Virtual Reality

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This is one of the most unique experiences you can have at Tokyo Skytree - this service is only available when it's cloudy or when the weather is bad. Located on the floor 350 of Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck, you can experience cleaning the windows and being on the roof that is higher than the observation deck, using Virtual Reality display units! Such a clever way to brighten up a gloomy day, right?

3. Tokyo Aozora Souji (Cleaning the Blue Sky)

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Staffs cleaning the glass windows
Some of you may have wondered how on earth do people keep Tokyo Skytree's windows clean? Clean windows are essential to offer a beautiful landscape of Tokyo, and they made cleaning activities more fun by naming it "Tokyo Aozora Souji", meaning cleaning the blue sky, because it looks like staffs are cleaning the sky. Check out the link below for more information on Tokyo Aozora Souji!

4. Lighting

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If you look at some photos of Tokyo Skytree, you may have noticed that the lightings are different. Tokyo Skytree is generally blue, but at night it changes color! Check what color Tokyo Skytree will look like today with the link below.

4. Solamachi

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Soramachi is located near Tokyo Skytree, where they have more than 300 shops and restaurants!
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If you are looking for a relaxing experience, definitely visit "Tenku", which is a planetarium located in Tokyo Skytree Town, on the 7th floor of Soramachi.
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They also have an aquarium called Sumida Aquarium on the 5th and 6th floor of Soramachi! They have several zones, and during summer they hold an exhibition called "Tokyo Kingyo (Goldfish) Wonderland"! It is happening from July 10th (Mon) to August 31st (Thurs), 2017, so don't miss out! You get to watch vibrant display of goldfish and goldfish themed soda and soft-serve!

Around Tokyo Skytree

Did you know that Tokyo Skytree is really close to some popular places in Tokyo?

1. Asakusa

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Asakusa is one of the famous and popular tourism places in Tokyo. This is where the famous Kaminarimon is, and they also have lots of street food available!

2. Ueno Zoo

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Ueno Zoo is really famous for panda! They also have lots of unique animals only in Ueno Zoo, so make sure to check them out.

3. National Museum of Nature and Science

National Museum of Nature and Science is established in 1877, during the Meiji era, which makes it the oldest museum. They exhibit history of Japan and nature.

Looking for a place to eat around Tokyo Skytree?

There are many places to visit around Tokyo Skytree, and of course there are lots of restaurants too! The link below will take you to the article that introduces where to eat around Tokyo Skytree! Hope you have a fun and satisfying experience at Tokyo Skytree!
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