Translated by Jasmine Nishino
Walk Above The Clouds at Tokyo SKYTREE® in Oshiage!
Standing at 634 meters high, let us introduce you to the best of Tokyo SKYTREE, listed as the world's tallest tower in the Guinness Book of Records.
Written by Norihiro Yoshida
The World's Tallest Tower, Tokyo SKYTREE®
Tokyo SKYTREE® is a communication tower located in Oshiage, in the Sumida ward of Tokyo. It can be easily spotted on the opposite side of Asakusa along the Sumida river.
At 643 meters high, this tower has been designated as the tallest "tower" in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. The panoramic views from the observatories located at 350 meters high and at 450 meters high are not to be missed.
The view from the observatory deck. ⓒTOKYO-SKYTREE®
Special Tickets For Visitors From Overseas!
The Tokyo SKYTREE® observatory deck is located at 350 meters altitude. Formally, only two types of tickets to the Tokyo SKYTREE® observatory deck were available. "Advanced tickets" for 2570 yen per adult, allowed you to pick times and tickets on-site for 2060 yen per adult were for the day. However, starting from February 19th, 2015, the Fast SKYTREE® ticket for 2820 yen per adult was implemented for overseas visitors.
Advanced booking is not needed and you can enter smoothly, so even those with a limited time at SKYTREE® can still witness the magnificent view from the observatory deck.
*Please note that you must have a valid non-Japanese ID or passport.
You will be able to purchase your "Fast SKYTREE ticket" here at this counter.
There is a total of four elevators going to the observatory deck. Each one has a seasonal thematic interior. This elevator's theme was that of 'spring'.
Look Out? Look Down? Enjoy The View From All Over
From the fourth-floor ticket counter, you will be soaring up 350 meters from the ground on an elevator to the observatory deck of Tokyo SKYTREE®. There, you will be able to witness a 360-degree panoramic view of Tokyo. It must be very fun to try and spot some locations you visited during your journey in Tokyo from above.
On your way back, on the 340th floor where the elevator is located, you will find an area with a glassed floor. Despite the glass being 48 mm thick, you will be needing a lot of courage to stand here and look down.
When you look down from the glassed floor, you will notice how high you actually are.
Walk Above Tokyo At The 450 Meter High "Observatory Hall"
After purchasing the additional ticket (1030 yen per adult) at Floor 350, you will be able to go to the elevator leading to the "Observatory Hall" that stands at 450 meters above the ground. The observatory hall is on a slope and you will have to walk to the highest point on your own. Experience a "walk along the skies" as you witness the scenic view of Tokyo you can only enjoy from here.
See The Changes Of Tokyo Through Time
On a sunny day, the view of the streets of Tokyo and Mt. Fuji in the distance is great, but the night view is just as spectacular.
The skyscrapers of Shinjuku and the Tokyo Gate Bridge emit colorful lights that illuminate the city. You will be able to see a different side of Tokyo you normally cannot see. Tokyo SKYTREE®'s observatory is open until 22:00, so you will be able to enjoy the night view until late in the evening.
Fun After The Observatory
At Tokyo SKYTREE Town® you will be able to enjoy other facilities such as Tokyo Solamachi® shopping mall, aquarium, planetarium and much more. Tokyo SKYTREE Town® has many activities to enjoy along with the observatory.
Address: Tokyo, Sumida, Oshiage 1-1-2
Business Time: 8:00-22:00 (Last entry at 21:00)
Fixed holidays: Open all year. Due to strong winds, there may be a limit on the number of people entering.
Credit Cards: Accepted
Other Languages: English
Menu/Pamphlets in Other Languages: English
Nearest station: Tokyo SKYTREE Station (とうきょうスカイツリー駅) on the Tobu SKYTREE line, Oshiage (SKYTREE mae) Station (押上（スカイツリー前）駅) on the Hanzomon line.
Access: 2 minute walk from "Tokyo SKYTREE Station" and "Oshiage (SKYTREE mae) Station"
Price: 2820 yen (Fast SKYTREE Ticket)
Telephone number: +81-0570-55-0634
Website: Tokyo SKYTREE® (Japanese)