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Heighten Your Tokyo Experience at Tokyo Skytree

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Konnichiwa! Welcome to our exhilarating journey up the Tokyo Skytree!

Reaching for the clouds at a staggering 634 meters, the Tokyo Skytree isn't just a tower; it's a symbol of Japan's sky-high ambitions. This architectural stunner, which held the title of the world's tallest tower in 2012, continues to reign as Japan's loftiest structure. More than just a broadcasting beacon, the Skytree gives you a breathtaking panorama of Tokyo's sprawling metropolis. And if the skies are clear, brace yourself for a rare treat – a majestic view of Mount Fuji in the distance. Isn't that thrilling? Let’s get ready to see Tokyo like never before!

Tokyo Skytree - In a nutshell

Handy Information

⏰ Suggested Duration: 1 hour
☀️ Best Time to Visit:Varies based on season
🎟️ Audio guided tour: Unavailable


1 Chome-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida City, Tokyo 131-0045, Japan Get directions

Opening Hours

10 AM to 9 PM (last admission is at 8 PM)

Tokyo SkyTree during sunset

Tokyo Skytree - Floor Guide

Tokyo Skytree is divided into three sections, one is a shopping complex and two are observation decks.

1Tokyo Solamachi

Sprawled at the base of the Tokyo Skytree is Tokyo Solamachi, a shopping complex with more than 300 shops and restaurants. There are a number of ways one can enjoy this space:

Tokyo Solamachi
  • Solamachi Tabe-Terrace is a food court which houses a variety of restaurants including Japanese, Western, and Chinese. Psst..there are tons of trivias to solve on this floor, which you can do while waiting for your food to arrive.
  • Tokyo Skytree Official Store on 1F and 5F are great to shop from to pick up Japanese souvenirs.
  • Sumida Aquarium on 5F&6F is Japan’s largest indoor open tanks, which brings visitors closer to aquatic life (over 10,000 sea creatures). The aquarium is home to dozens of penguins, several fur seals and jellyfish, making it a great place to visit with family and kids.
  • Konica Minolta Planetarium is an immersive dome theater which takes visitors on a celestial voyage, through the wonders of the cosmos through captivating visuals and educational presentations. Advanced reservations are recommended to secure preferred show timings.

2Tembo Deck:

The lower of the two observation decks, the Tembo Deck is at a height of 350 meters and spans three levels. While each level offers great views (obviously) of Tokyo, it’s the top most level that offers uninterrupted views of the city, featuring tall, broad windows. The lowest level features a cafe and the middle level has a souvenir shop and a French-Japanese fusion restaurant, Musashi Sky Restaurant.

Tokyo Skytree Viewing Deck

3Tembo Gallery:

Above the Tembo Deck, at 450 meters is Tembo Galleria. Dubbed ‘the world’s highest skywalk’, it consists of a sloping spiral ramp that gains height as it circles around the tower. While the steel and glass tube allows people to look out over the Kanto Region, at the end of the ramp is a conventional observation deck (at 451.2 meters) called Sorakara Point, with lounging areas and tall windows to look out from.

Tembo Galleria, Tokyo SkyTree Observatory

Tokyo Skytree tickets

While booking the tickets online is a (obviously) hassle-free option, you can also purchase your tickets at Tokyo Skytree. Here’s where:

  • For the first observation deck at 350 meters (Tembo Deck), you can purchase tickets on the fourth floor.
  • For the second observation deck at 450 meters (Tembo Gallery), you can purchase tickets at Tembo Deck.

Comparing Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower


Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Tower

Standard ticket inclusions

Access to Tokyo Skytree, Tembo Deck @ 350 m, and Tembo Galleria @ 450 m

Access to the main observatory @ 150 m


634 meters

332.9 meters


It offers panoramic views of the city of up to 70 kms. On a clear day, you can view Mount Fuji in the distance. 

From the special observation deck @ 250 m, you can view the Tokyo Skytree (12.9 km away) and beautiful vistas of the city.


Sumida Ward, Tokyo. This area is easily accessible by public transportation.

Minato Ward, Tokyo. This area is in the city center and close to popular tourist attractions like Roppongi and Shibuya


Long queues are common, especially during peak season.

While it offers good views, visibility of distant landmarks is limited, especially on hazy days.

Tokyo SkyTree

Getting There

By Bus

Ueno Station (30 minutes, runs every 30-60 minutes), Tokyo Disney Resort (45-55 minutes, runs every 60 minutes) and Haneda Airport (50-70 minutes, runs every 1-3 hours)

By Train

Tokyo Skytree Station on the Tobu Isesaki Line and Oshiage Station on the Asakusa Subway Line, Hanzomon Subway Line and Keisei Oshiage Line.

Insider Tips

  • Visit on weekdays - saves you a lot of time from not having to stand in long queues. To catch the best view, reach 1-2 hours before sunset. This will allow you to see the city of Tokyo in daytime, as the sun goes down, and at night time too.
  • Tokyo Skytree is easily accessible by public transportation, so use it.
  • While the observation decks are worth it, Tokyo Skytree has a lot more to explore. From the aquarium and planetarium to the shopping complex and restaurants
  • Buy combo tickets which will allow you to explore multiple landmarks and attractions, along with Tokyo Skytree. Check out combo tickets here.
  • Every day, from 5:30 PM to 12 AM, the Tokyo Skytree is lit up in 2,000 LED lights. There are two different lighting styles - Ike – representing the spirit of Edo – and Miyabi – representing aesthetics and beauty – that operate alternately.


Is re-entry allowed?

No, tickets are valid for a single entry only.

Are pets allowed?

No. However, service dogs, seeing-eye dogs, and hearing assistance dogs are allowed, in the facility and on the observation deck.

Are drones allowed?

No, you are not allowed to carry drones.

Is Tokyo Skytree accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, it is equipped with facilities to accommodate visitors with disabilities, including wheelchair-accessible ramps, elevators, and restrooms.

Is outside food and drinks allowed inside Tokyo Skytree?

No, they are not allowed. That said, there are plenty of dining options available within the Tokyo Skytree complex. Check out Sky Restaurant 634 here.

Tokyo Skytree