Highlights and access methods of Tokyo Skytree (Tokyo Prefecture)
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The Tokyo Skytree, located in Sumida Ward of Tokyo, is a broadcasting tower that stands at a height of 634 meters, making it the tallest tower in the world. Observation decks are positioned at both 350 and 450 meters, offering panoramic views of the city of Tokyo during the day and breathtaking views of Tokyo's beautiful nightscape after dark. Restaurants and cafes are also available on the observation decks. In the area surrounding the tower, there are facilities such as shopping malls, an aquarium, and a planetarium, making it possible to leisurely spend an entire day.
In this article, we will explain the attractions of Tokyo Skytree in Tokyo Prefecture and how to access it for those who are traveling to Japan from overseas.
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Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting tower located in Sumida Ward, Tokyo. It stands at 634 meters high, making it the tallest tower in the world. Due to the increase in high-rise buildings in Tokyo, there was a potential issue with radio wave transmission at the height of Tokyo Tower. Consequently, Tokyo Skytree, which is twice the height, was constructed.
There are two observation decks in Tokyo Skytree. One is located at 350 meters and is called the Tembo Deck, and the other is at 450 meters and is known as the Tembo Galleria. You can reach the Tembo Galleria via the Tembo Deck. The Tembo Deck is equipped with a 2m x 3m glass floor and a restaurant. The view from the higher Tembo Galleria is simply another level. You can enjoy a leisurely aerial stroll along the sloping corridor.
In the vicinity of Tokyo Skytree, there are commercial facilities like "Tokyo Solamachi", Sumida Aquarium, a planetarium, and office buildings. These are located in an area called Tokyo Skytree Town. You can enjoy shopping, dining, and various leisure activities, and can easily spend a whole day here.
Although it's an all-weather facility, a clear day is recommended for enjoying the view from the tower. During the day, you can see as far as Mount Fuji, and at night you can take pleasure in Tokyo's glittering cityscape. Additionally, watching the lighting of Tokyo Skytree, which changes according to various events, from outside is also an enjoyable experience.
The address of Tokyo Sky Tree is "1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo". The nearest station is Oshiage (Skytree-mae) station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line. It's a short walk from the station. Or Oshiage (Skytree-mae) Station on the Keikyu Line. It's a short walk from the station.
Several notable attractions are located near Tokyo Skytree:
This modern aquarium located within Tokyo Skytree Town is home to a variety of marine life. Its main attractions include a large indoor open tank and a unique penguin exhibit.
Asakusa, a short walk away, is known for Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple. It retains an old Tokyo atmosphere and is famous for the Kaminarimon Gate and Nakamise shopping street.
This park is home to multiple museums, a zoo, and many beautiful cherry trees. It's an ideal location for a leisurely stroll or picnic and is particularly popular during cherry blossom season.
This museum is a must-visit for history enthusiasts. It provides a detailed insight into Tokyo's history and culture, with exhibits recreating life in Edo-era Japan.
Official site about Tokyo Skytree :
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( Written by Tatsuo Ikura )