Updated: Sep 25, 2021
The world’s tallest freestanding broadcasting tower offers breath-taking views, shopping, dining and more.
At a height of 634 metres (2,080 ft), Tokyo Skytree is the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates. It offers amazing views of Tokyo—and even Mount Fuji on a clear day—and is particularly popular during sunset.
In addition to being one of the top tourism attractions in the city, it is the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kanto region, making it the world’s tallest freestanding broadcasting tower.
It is the centrepiece of Tokyo Skytree Town in Sumida Ward, not far from the historic and cultural district of Asakusa.
Views from the clouds
The highlight of Tokyo Skytree is its two observation decks offering spectacular panoramic views. They are located at heights of 350 and 450 metres, making them the highest observation decks in Japan and some of the highest in the world. Visitors are even above the clouds on cloudy days.
The lower deck, Tembo Deck, spans three levels. The first features a café and a glass floor that allows you to see the ground below. The middle floor has a French–Japanese restaurant called Musashi Sky. There is also a shop selling a range of Skytree-themed souvenirs. The top floor offers amazing 360-degree views of the city.
The highest deck, Tembo Galleria, is known as “the world’s highest skywalk” and consists of a sloping spiral ramp that gains height as it circles the tower. At the top of the spiral is a lounge area where guests can relax and enjoy the views.
Enjoying the area
Tokyo Skytree Town offers plenty to do, either before or after a trip up the tower. Covering the area in the bottom floors of the tower and the area immediately around it, this new town sits along Kitajukken River.
It comprises a large shopping, dining and entertainment complex, Tokyo Solamachi, which has more than 300 shops and restaurants, and is home to millions of sea creatures living in Sumida Aquarium. There is also a planetarium and several plazas and pretty green spaces from where you can relax and gaze on the tower. The Town is an ideal spot for capturing your perfect Instagram-worthy shot of the Skytree.
Getting there and around
The entrance to Tokyo Skytree is on the fourth floor of Tokyo Skytree Town. The nearest station is Tokyo Skytree Station (formerly known as Narihirabashi Station) on the Tobu Isesaki Line.
Find out more
For details on admission fees, opening times, ticket information and more, visit Tokyo Skytree’s page.