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Tokyo Sky Tree
Vacation Travel Guide

Tokyo Sky Tree showing a high rise building, city views and signage

Marvel at the views from the top of the tallest self-supporting tower in the world then enjoy the shops, restaurants, aquarium and planetarium at its base.

Built as a broadcast tower and opened to the public in 2012, Tokyo Skytree has quickly become a popular spot in Tokyo. At 2,080 feet (634 meters), it’s the world’s largest self-supporting tower. Observation decks give you 360-degree views of Tokyo, its skyscrapers, river and harbor, and surroundings stretching southwest 60 miles (100 kilometers) to Mount Fuji.

The exact tower height was chosen because “six-three-four” in Japanese sounds like Musashi, the ancient name for the area surrounding Tokyo. The tower is near Tokyo’s Asakusa area and is easily visible from anywhere in the city with blue or purple lighting on alternating evenings. It is nearly twice as tall as Tokyo Tower.

From Skytree Town at the tower base, pay the fee to take an elevator to Skytree Tembo Deck at 1,148 feet (350 meters) for exceptional views. This level also has a gift shop, café and Sky Restaurant 634, which features Japanese-French fusion cuisine.

For an additional fee, you can ascend through a glass tube to Skytree Tembo Galleria. Here, a walkway spirals upward around the tower to reach the ultimate observation height of 1,476 feet (450 meters), giving you the feeling that you are “walking in the sky.”

At ground level, Tokyo Skytree Town offers plenty to do. Solamachi shopping complex has more than 300 stores and restaurants, an aquarium with 10,000 sea animals and a planetarium, which has shows with Japanese narration. More restaurants top the adjacent Skytree East Building office complex.

Purchase tickets for the lower observation deck in advance for a specific time and date via a Japanese website using a Japanese credit card. Alternatively, same-day tickets can be purchased on floor four of Skytree Town. Tickets for the Galleria level are available only on the Tembo deck. Weekdays offer the best opportunity to avoid crowds, and of course, days of clear visibility provide the greatest value for the observation visit.

Tokyo Skytree has its own subway station and can also be reached by direct bus lines from major city hubs. Cars are discouraged.

Top Hotels Close to Tokyo Sky Tree

Hotel AMANEK Asakusa Ekimae
Hotel AMANEK Asakusa Ekimae
3 out of 5
Komagata 2-7-2, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$838 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Taito, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kaminarimon, Sensō-ji Temple, and Asakusa Shrine. Tokyo Sky Tree and Ryogoku Kokugikan are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (382 reviews)
"Handy to Asakusa subway and temples. Cosy and clean."

Reviewed on 2020/2/26

Hotel AMANEK Asakusa Ekimae
YMK Oshiage 202
YMK Oshiage 202
3 out of 5
3-16-6, Narihira, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$915 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
Located in Sumida, this aparthotel is steps from Konica Minolta Planetarium Tenku and Tokyo Solamachi. Tokyo Sky Tree and Sensō-ji Temple are also within 1 mi ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
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"ラーメン屋さんの上ということで、匂いの心配をしていましたが、そこはまったく気にならず、テーブルやソファーがありすごくきれいでした。 一つきになる点をあげるとすると、備え付けのWiFiがとにかく弱かったのが気になりました。"

Reviewed on 2020/8/12

YMK Oshiage 202
Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage
Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage
3.5 out of 5
1-10-3 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo
The price is NT$2,083 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Located in Sumida, this hotel is steps from Konica Minolta Planetarium Tenku and Tokyo Solamachi. Tokyo Sky Tree and Sensō-ji Temple are also within 1 mi (2 ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,485 reviews)
9.5 out of 10
"Excellent hotel with excellent customer service next to shopping, the Sky Tree Tower, transportation, a Grocery store and there is a Sizzler on the property with good food. The hotel reached out right away over some items i left behind. Good honest service."

Reviewed on 2021/2/25

Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Hotel AMANEK Asakusa Ekimae
Hotel AMANEK Asakusa Ekimae
3 out of 5
Komagata 2-7-2, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$838 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Hotel AMANEK Asakusa Ekimae
YMK Oshiage 202
YMK Oshiage 202
3 out of 5
3-16-6, Narihira, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$915 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
YMK Oshiage 202
Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage
Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage
3.5 out of 5
1-10-3 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo
The price is NT$2,083 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage
COTO Tokyo Asakusa 2
COTO Tokyo Asakusa 2
3 out of 5
2-41-9 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
COTO Tokyo Asakusa 2
Hakuro Skytree
Hakuro Skytree
2.5 out of 5
1-19-7, Oshiage, Tokyo, Tokyo
Hakuro Skytree
Hotel LiVEMAX ASAKUSA SKY FRONT
Hotel LiVEMAX ASAKUSA SKY FRONT
2.5 out of 5
1-10-4 Narihira, Sumida, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$1,369 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 13
Hotel LiVEMAX ASAKUSA SKY FRONT
ZAITO Tokyo Oshiage Economy Inn
ZAITO Tokyo Oshiage Economy Inn
3 out of 5
2-6-8 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
ZAITO Tokyo Oshiage Economy Inn
YMK Oshiage 401
YMK Oshiage 401
3 out of 5
3-16-6, Narihira, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$870 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
YMK Oshiage 401
YMK Oshiage 502
YMK Oshiage 502
3 out of 5
3-16-6 Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$915 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
YMK Oshiage 502
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.