Tokyo Skytree



Tokyo Skytree is an iconic landmark of Japan’s capital. It’s the tallest tower in Japan and one of the tallest in the world

Completed in 2012, Tokyo Skytree stands at an impressive height of 634 meters (2,080 feet). The tower was designed to be earthquake-resistant, with a sleek, modern architectural style that combines traditional Japanese aesthetics with cutting-edge technology.

Tokyo Skytree at night
Tokyo Skytree at night

The primary purpose of Tokyo Skytree is to serve as a broadcasting tower, providing television and radio signals to the Tokyo metropolitan area. However, thanks to its impressive height and the two observation decks, it has also become a major tourist attraction.

The two observation decks, known as Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria, offer stunning panoramic views of Tokyo and its surroundings. Tembo Deck is located at a height of 350 meters, and Tembo Galleria at 450 meters.

Tembo Deck spans 3 floors and features a restaurant, a souvenir shop, information panels, telescopes, and most importantly floor-to-ceiling windows that offer 360-degree views of Tokyo.

On the lower level, there are sections with transparent glass flooring where you can look directly down at the shopping mall situated several hundred meters below.

At the upper level, you can take the elevator to the 100 meters higher Tembo Galleria. The Galleria is constructed as a spiral ramp. As you follow the ramp you get a 360-degree view of the city. At the end of the ramp is the Sorakara Point, the highest observation platform in the tower. Here you will also find some telescopes with which you can explore the area.

On a clear day, visitors can see as far as Mount Fuji.

Visits start at the 4th floor of Tokyo Solamachi, a large shopping and entertainment complex at the base of the tower.

In addition to shops the complex also has an aquarium, a planetarium, and various restaurants.

Tokyo Skytree is particularly enchanting in the evening when its illuminated structure stands out against the city’s skyline. The tower’s lighting changes according to the season and special occasions.


Tickets can be bought on-site or in advance.

You get the best deal if you buy your ticket in advance. You can then skip the queues at the entrance and the price is lower than for the same-day tickets. When booking advance tickets you do need to specify a specific date and time-slot.

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Getting There

The Tokyo Skytree is located in Sumida.

2 stations provide direct access to the shopping complex at the foot of the tower.

Oshiago Station is served by the

  • Asakusa and Hanzomon metro lines.
  • Keisei Narita SkyAccess and Oshiage Line
  • Tobu Skytree line

Tokyo Skytree Station is served by the

  • Tobu Skytree line
  • Tobu Ryomo Ltd. Express

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