TOKYO SKYTREE TRAVEL GUIDE: Know Before You Visit!

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Have you heard a couple of colossal radio tower standing guard over the Tokyo Metropolis space all day and all evening? Its dimension could overwhelm you at first, particularly up shut, however you may’t assist however admire its dignified look because it shoots up towards the sky.

Tokyo Skytree precisely embodies the well-known saying “the sky’s the limit”. Soaring at a top of 634 meters, it’s at present the tallest construction in Japan, and in case you don’t depend buildings made for habitation or workplace work, it’s also the tallest tower on the earth.

Tokyo SkyTree Spring

In addition to racking up information, it serves because the central nervous system for the radio and tv broadcasts within the Kanto area. Therefore, the tower performs an necessary position in info dissemination in instances of catastrophe and calamity.

But most vacationers are blown away not simply by the tower’s top but additionally the view! From the remark decks, the surroundings will go away you breathless and the expertise will likely be nothing wanting extraordinary.

If you’re touring to Tokyo quickly, be sure to embody Tokyo Skytree in your itinerary! Here are some ideas and issues to know earlier than you go.

Tokyo Skytree Cherry Blossoms


WHAT’S COVERED IN THIS GUIDE?

How to Get to Tokyo Skytree

The Tokyo Skytree is situated at 1 Chome-1-2 Oshiage District, Sumida City, Tokyo 131-0045, Japan. It is the centerpiece of Tokyo Skytree Town, a business advanced close to Sumida River and Asakusa District in neighboring Taito City.

Tokyo SkyTree Subway Metro Station

By Train

Tokyo Skytree Station and Oshiage Station each serve the Tokyo Skytree. You’ll discover the Tokyo Skytree Station on the Tobu Skytree Line, whereas Oshiage Station is on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Toei Asakusa Line, and Keisei Line (hyperlink to/from Narita Airport).

By Skytree Shuttle

The Skytree Shuttle takes you on to Tokyo Skytree Town. These buses run between the Tokyo Skytree Town and the next places: Ueno-Asakusa Area, Haneda Airport, and Tokyo Disney Resort.

BUS FARES

  • From Ueno-Asakusa Area: Adult, ¥230; Child, ¥120
  • From Haneda Airport: Adult, ¥1000; Child, ¥500
  • From Tokyo Disney Resort: Adult, ¥800; Child, ¥400

NOTE: Always verify the official web site for the most recent schedules and updates.

On Foot

If you’re staying in Asakusa District and you like exploring on foot, you may select any of those three routes:

  • Via Sumida River Walk. This is nearer to Sumida Park, crossing over Sumida River resulting in Sumida Park Breeze Plaza, to Genmori Bridge, to Mizumachi, and eventually, to Tokyo Skytree.
  • Via Azuma Bridge. This is adjoining to the Tokyo Cruise Ferry Terminal and Kaminarimon Temple Gate. Just observe the Toei Asakusa Line to Tobu Bridge throughout the Tokyo Sky Tree.
  • Via Komagata Bridge. This is nearer to the lodges and nonetheless accessible from Asakusa Station. Follow the Toei Asakusa Line to Tobu Bridge simply throughout the Tokyo Sky Tree.

NOTE: If your place to begin is the Asakusa Station, the journey time to Tokyo Skytree on foot is 15-20 minutes.


Tokyo Skytree Ticket Rates

The Tokyo Skytree has two remark websites:

Tokyo SkyTree Observation Decks

  • Tembo Deck on Floors 340, 345, and 350
  • Tembo Galleria, the upper remark deck, on Floor 445-450

There are two kinds of ticket buy: Same-Day Ticket and Advance Ticket. Same-Day Ticket is bought on the day of your go to — good for informal walk-ins, whereas Advance Ticket might be booked 30 days previous to your arrival.

TIP! Purchase an advance ticket for 2 causes. First, same-day tickets generally promote out. Second, advance tickets may give you as much as ¥400 low cost.

Here are the costs:

Advance Ticket

  • Combo Ticket (Tembo Deck + Tembo Galleria)

    Weekdays: Adult, ¥2700; Teenager, ¥2150; Child, ¥1300
    Holidays: Adult, ¥3000; Teenager, ¥2350; Child, ¥1400

  • Tembo Deck Ticket Only

    Weekdays: Adult, ¥1800; Teenager, ¥1400; Child, ¥850
    Holidays: Adult, ¥2000; Teenager, ¥1500; Child, ¥900

Same-Day Ticket

  • Combo Ticket (Tembo Deck + Tembo Galleria)

    Weekdays: Adult, ¥3100; Teenager, ¥2350; Child, ¥1450
    Holidays: Adult, ¥3400; Teenager, ¥2550; Child, ¥1550

  • Tembo Deck Ticket Only

    Weekdays: Adult, ¥2100; Teenager, ¥1550; Child, ¥950
    Holidays: Adult, ¥2300; Teenager, ¥1650; Child, ¥1000

NOTES:

Tokyo SkyTree Ticket Counter

  • The ticket counter is situated on the 4th Floor of Tokyo Skytree, whereas the group ticket counter is on the first Floor (Ground Floor). The working hours of the 4th-floor ticket counter are 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM day by day. The counters would possibly shut earlier if tickets are already offered out for the day.
  • Adult’s age is from eighteen (18) years outdated and above; teenager, from twelve (12) to seventeen (17) years outdated; and youngster, from six (6) to eleven (11) years outdated. Children from 5 years outdated and beneath can enter for FREE.
  • It is just not doable to go to the Tembo Galleria with out passing by the Tembo Deck, so there are not any stand-alone Tembo Galleria tickets. If you wish to see the Tembo Galleria, you could buy combo tickets.
  • Prices as of March 2024. The ticket charges could change with out prior discover, so it’s finest to verify the official web site for updates and different bulletins.

When is the Best Time to Visit

The Tokyo Skytree is open from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, all yr spherical. Last entry for the Tembo Deck is round 8:00 PM, whereas the Tembo Galleria is round 8:20 PM. Note that the working hours are topic to alter, relying on the season or the time of the yr.

When is the very best time to go? Any time of the day is nice! But in fact, having clear skies is a bonus, whether or not visiting through the day or at evening. Delight within the sight of town through the day because the solar lights up the city panorama in its full glory or be mesmerized by the spectacular imaginative and prescient of the cityscape at evening because the lights illuminate the Tokyo metropolis.

Tokyo SkyTree Day and Night

TIP: Go at nightfall or simply earlier than sundown if you wish to recognize the panoramic vista of town each by day and by evening in a single go. Witness because the day bids farewell and town lights step by step set town aglow.

Whatever time of the day you go to, you’ll discover loads of issues to do within the space moreover the view.


Things to Do at Tokyo Skytree

Here are a few of the issues to do on the Tokyo Skytree:

  • Admire the views from Tembo Deck (Floors 340, 345, and 350). This remark space is ready with over five-meter excessive glass panels, offering 360-degree views so far as 70 kilometers from the tower. Each pillar on the Tembo Deck Floor 350 is numbered from one (1) to 12 (12). Pillar 12 marks the North facet; Pillar 9, the West facet; Pillar 6, the South facet; and Pillar 3, the East facet. You can get a brochure with a schematic picture of the panoramic view from the Tembo Deck. Using this brochure and the Pillar Numbers as your information, you may find particular landmarks for that specific facet or course. Other points of interest at Tembo Deck are the Skytree Minilabo (Floor 345) and the Skytree Post (Floor 345).

    Tokyo SkyTree Tembo Deck View

    View from Tokyo SkyTree Day Night

  • Make a want at W1sh Ribbon (Floor 350). Purchase a coloured ribbon from the capsule toy machine for JPY 500. Write your want on it and tie it to the W1SH RIBBON monument.

    Tokyo SkyTree Wish Ribbon

  • Reach the very best level at Tembo Galleria (Floor 445-450). This is the very best remark deck with a 110-meter spiraling walkway (air stroll) from Floor 445 as much as Floor 450. Here, you’ll discover the Sorakara Point, the 451.2-meter-high summit or the very best level a customer can attain.

    Tokyo SkyTree Tembo Galleria

  • Walk on glass on the 340th ground! Before you board the elevator again to the bottom stage, don’t miss one other thrilling attraction. Summon your braveness and stroll on the Glass Floor (Floor 340). Dare to look down by the 12mm-thick quadruple glazed glass flooring. If you wish to have the glass ground to your self, you too can have your picture taken on the designated official images spot beside the generic glass ground space.

    Tokyo SkyTree Glass Floor

  • Ride the Tembo Shuttle (Elevator) to the highest. These are tremendous quick elevators! There are six (6) traces of Tembo Shuttles: 4 (4) linking the Entrance/Exit Floor and Tembo Deck, after which two (2) connecting the Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria. Running on the pace of 600m/minute, the primary 4 traces can shuttle guests from the doorway ground to the Tembo Deck in about 50 seconds. Each line additionally options totally different decorations impressed by the 4 seasons — spring, summer time, fall, and winter. The different two traces can take visitors from the Tembo Deck to the Tembo Galleria in about 30 seconds. Both elevators have see-through ceilings and entrance panels.
  • Snap away at numerous picture spots. Take as many photographs as you want! Take this chance to seize the outstanding metropolis views. You may even make the view your background! Find spots that you just like and take photographs together with your companions or avail of the commemorative picture areas discovered on Floor 340, 350, and 445.
  • Take a peek by the high-definition digital telescopes. If you need a nearer look of a few of the well-known landmarks in Tokyo from the tower, you may benefit from the high-definition digital telescope for a minimal payment. One is on Floor 350, whereas the opposite one is on Floor 450.
  • Learn extra at Skytree Gallery. Here, you may be taught trivia and extra details about the design, the constructions, and different options of Tokyo Skytree. The Skytree Gallery is situated subsequent to the Group Ticket Counter space on the first Floor (Ground Floor).

    Tokyo SkyTree Gallery


Where to Eat and Shop

  • Skytree Cafe. Grab snacks and refreshments on Floors 340 and 350.

    Tokyo SkyTree Cafe

  • Sky Restaurant Musashi 634. If you fancy a correct sit-down meal together with your family members, you would possibly wish to take into account eating right here. The restaurant serves Tokyo delicacies, incorporating seasonal contemporary greens into its menu. Enjoy the meals and the view! Reservations are required.
  • SKYTREE SHOP. If you want to purchase Tokyo Skytree merchandise and mementos, you are able to do your buying on the two official Skytree retailers situated on the Fifth Floor and Tembo Deck Floor 345 — at present the very best elevation reward store in Japan.

    Tokyo SkyTree Shop

  • Tokyo Solamachi. Housing greater than 300 retailers and eating places, this retail advanced on the base of Tokyo Skytree gives extra sopping and eating choices to guests. First to fourth flooring (1F-4F) host retail retailers corresponding to ABC-Mart, Disney, Marvel, Strawberry Mania, Ganso Food Sample Shop, and extra.
     
    Sixth to seventh flooring (6F-7F) are devoted to eating places. We’ve tried The Platinum (buffet arrange) and Ginza Grill Cardinal. If you wish to dine with a view of the Skytree, you too can head to thirtieth and thirty first flooring (30F-31F). There’s extra! You’ll additionally discover a meals courtroom on the third ground (3F).

Photos had been taken in March 2024.


Other Nearby Attractions

If you’re searching for different points of interest in and close to Tokyo Skytree Town, listed below are a few of them:

Attractions Near Tokyo SkyTree

  • SUMIDA AQUARIUM
  • Konica Minolta Planetarium Tenku
  • Postal Museum Japan
  • Tokyo mizumachi Shopping Complex
  • SUMIDA RIVER WALK
  • Senso-ji Temple
  • Kaminarimon
  • Nakamise-dori Street
  • Five-Storied Pagoda

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there FREE WIFI at Tokyo SkyTree? Yes, Tobu Free WiFi is accessible. In case you neglect your pocket WiFi or run out of cell knowledge service, you may hook up with the web through Tobu Free WiFi whereas touring across the Tokyo Skytree space.
  • What time is the SkyTree Tower lighting? There are instances when the tower has particular lightings or restricted illumination show aside from the three lighting types — Iki, Miyabe, and Nobori. When we visited in March 2024, the illumination schedule is 5:45 PM to 12:00 AM. But as a result of season or occasions, this schedule is topic to alter with out prior discover. You could verify the official web site for updates and bulletins.
  • Tokyo SkyTree Tower Lighting

  • Can I re-enter after I exit? No. Each ticket is legitimate for single entry solely. Meaning, you can not enter once more the second you exit the Tokyo Skytree remark space.
  • Can I purchase tickets at SkyTree on the day of go to? Yes, however same-day tickets are offered on a “first come, first serve” foundation. Tickets could promote out quick, particularly throughout peak season, so it’s extremely really useful to ebook forward. Advance tickets are considerably cheaper, too!
  • Are pets allowed? No. Pets — caged or not — can not enter the remark deck space. However, information canine, service canine, and listening to canine are exempted.
  • What gadgets are prohibited inside Tokyo SkyTree? You usually are not allowed to convey lethal weapons and instruments, harmful articles, hazardous gadgets, poisonous substances and chemical substances, massive gadgets (with one dimension exceeding 70cm), radio tools, drinks in cups and with out a sealable lid, and different gadgets which will trigger injury to the premises.
  • Are there lockers and baggage storage counters? Yes, coin lockers and baggage storage counter can be found. For your comfort, chances are you’ll maintain your stuff, particularly these which might be included within the listing of prohibited gadgets, in a coin-operated locker (1F-4F, B3F) or the bags storage on the Ground Floor (1F).

Facts About Tokyo Skytree

  • The Height. The complete top of 634 meters is just not a random thought and was particularly chosen to characterize the outdated identify of the realm the place the tower stands right this moment – Musashi. “Mu” stands for six, “Sa” for 3, and “Shi” for 4.
  • The Design. The structural design combines neo-futurism and the normal idea of Japan. The architectural design and building supplies could also be futuristic and fashionable, however the design incorporates the normal Japanese “Sori” (concave curves) and “Mukuri” (convex curves), creating the tower’s dynamic look, which adjustments relying on the place you’re viewing the tower from.
  • The Structural Form. The structural form of the tower adjustments because it goes up — from a tripod or triangular type on the base to a cylindrical or round type on the prime. More than aesthetics, the shape helps the entire construction by offering a agency basis and likewise minimizing the consequences of wind.
  • The Lighting. The tower has three distinct lightings. “Iki” stands for the spirit of city commoners of Edo. It lights up the central pillar with faint blue highlights, mirroring the water of the Sumida River. “Miyabi” represents the normal Japanese aesthetics. It illuminates the metal framework like a costume in a bluish violet colour, symbolizing class. “Nobori” means prosperity. The lighting has a tangerine base colour, which is broadly thought-about a fortunate colour in Japan.
  • Official Opening. The tower was formally launched and opened to the general public on the twenty second of May 2012. The building was really accomplished on the twenty ninth of February 2012 – a bissextile year! From its groundbreaking on 14 July 2008, the tower’s building took 1,325 days to complete.

Tokyo Skytree Contact Information and Official SNS

  • Official Website: www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/
  • Call Center: 0570-55-0634 (11:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
  • Facebook Page: TOKYOSKYTREE.official
  • Instagram: @tokyoskytree_official
  • X: @skytreeofficial
  • Tiktok: @tokyoskytree_official


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