Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree

The Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) is a new television broadcasting tower and landmark of Tokyo. It is the centerpiece of the Tokyo Skytree Town in the Sumida City Ward, not far away from Asakusa. With a height of 634 meters (634 can be read as “Musashi”, a historic name of the Tokyo Region), it is the tallest building in Japan and the second tallest structure in the world at the time of its completion. A large shopping complex with aquarium is located at its base.

Japan Guide

Tokyo Skytree
Crossing over from Asakusa towards the Tokyo Skytree.

Tokyo Skytree
The place is so big that it even have its own train station.

Tokyo Skytree
Not only it is a observatory tower but also a big shopping town too.

Tokyo Skytree
The new tourist gem.

Tokyo Skytree
Entrance ticket is 2000JPY per adult for the first observation tower and an extra 1000JPY if you want to go further up to their second observatory tower. We went on a weekday and the wait was a minimum 50 minutes to the ticket tower. On weekends, the wait is at least 2-3 hours when they would insist a paper ticket informing you what time that you need to go back to wait in line to buy the tickets.

Tokyo Skytree
Finally, we bought our tickets after a 40 minutes, then it was another 15 minutes wait in line for the elevator which would take us up to 350 meters up.


Almost a perfect day to go up.

Tokyo Skytree
The populated city of Tokyo.

Tokyo Skytree
Why did I say almost a perfect day to go up? Cos we did not get to see Mount Fuji as it was very cloudy. The observatory tower is dotted with interactive touchscreen information. Really fun to play with and get to know more about the surrounding areas.

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree
Viewing glass to peep down.

Tokyo Skytree
When the lights comes up……

Tokyo Skytree
In most places in Japan, there are no rubbish bins so people either bring their own plastic bags to dispose trash. Sometimes when we go up the mountains, we have to bring our trash home to dispose too. So some places would provide the bags for us to dispose our trash.

Tokyo Skytree
The Skytree illumination would change colors with different seasons…..Welcome to our new Tokyo icon.

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