Magnificent new 634 meter tower in the Asakusa area of Tokyo.
Tokyo Skytree is by far the tallest structure in Japan and offers unparalleled views of Tokyo. On clear days, you can see Mount Fuji and beyond from either of the two 360-degree viewing platforms. But perhaps even more impressive will be the expanse of the metropolis in front of you: 30 million people doing their business. Seeing all this through the glass floor of the terrace is quite an experience!
At 634 meters tall, the tower dwarfs the 333 meters of the Tokyo Tower and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government buildings, which have a maximum height of 243 meters.
The Skytree was built to enhance Tokyo’s TV signal, but the complex is also home to an aquarium, theater, and numerous shops and restaurants. In fact, a new area of Tokyo, ‘Skytree Town’, has opened under the tower’s elegant canopy.
The Tokyo Skytree is about a 20-minute walk away, just above the Sumida River, in Asakusa, Tokyo’s traditional district and home to the Sensoji Temple. The height of the tower has been carefully chosen to match the history of this area. ‘634’ can be pronounced ‘mu-sa-shi’, which refers to Musashi, the ancient province that was home to Tokyo or ‘Edo’ as it was called then.
The entrance to the observation platforms is done through advance tickets (consult us for more details) or direct access tickets. Ticket numbers are limited to get ready to queue, but it’s worth the effort! Both observation decks are fully wheelchair accessible.