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Get The Perfect Shot Of Tokyo Skytree - Top 5 Photo Spots In Asakusa
  • Get The Perfect Shot Of Tokyo Skytree - Top 5 Photo Spots In Asakusa

Get The Perfect Shot Of Tokyo Skytree - Top 5 Photo Spots In Asakusa

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This article introduces five places in Asakusa where you can enjoy a great view of the Tokyo Skytree. You will be able to take wonderful photos of Tokyo's highest tower!

Translated by Shinji Takaramura

Written by Hori Yuhei

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There are many exciting historical tourist attractions in Asakusa, such as Kaminarimon and Sensoji Temple. But there are some modern sights too that you just can't miss out on.

Asakusa just so happens to be across the river from Japan's tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree.

Although you can see Skytree from almost anywhere in Asakusa, you want to see it from a place where you can take great photos of it as well, right? Here are the top five spots which offer great views of Tokyo Skytree.

Spot No.1: Asakusa Station (Ginza and Tobu Line)

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After exiting Asakusa Station from either the Ginza Line (Tokyo Metro) or the Tobu Line, Skytree immediately comes into view.

There are many rickshaws in this area, so if you're lucky, you can capture a rickshaw, SkyTree, and the Asahi Beer Tower all in a single photograph!

Asakusa Station
Address: Tokyo, Taito, Asakusa 1-1-1 area

Spot No.2: Kototoibashi Bridge

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There are many bridges on the Sumida river, which flows alongside Asakusa, and they all offer great viewing spots.

But the Azumabashi bridge is often crowded with tourists, so it may not the best place to appreciate the Skytree.

The Kototoibashi bridge is less crowded than Azumabashi though, and you'll be able to see the whole tower, so it would a better choice for taking photographs.

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After crossing Kototoibashi, the view gets even better at the first intersection. If you want to take a selfie with Skytree, our recommendation would be somewhere near Kototoibashi.

Kototoibashi Bridge
Address: Tokyo, Taito, Asakusa 7-1 area
Access: 6-10 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza and Tobu lines)

Spot No.3: Sumida Park

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Many people visit Sumida Park for the cherry blossoms in spring, and to enjoy the fireworks in the summer. Along with these elegant settings, you can also enjoy a view of Skytree from the park.

Sumida Park
Address: Tokyo, Taito, Hanakawado 1-1-1 area
Access: 6-10 minute walk from Asakusa Station

Spot No.4: Komagatabashi Bridge

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This bridge is even less crowded than Kototoibashi, and you can see the whole tower, so it's also an ideal spot to take photographs.

Komagatabashi Bridge
Address: Tokyo, Taito, Hanakawado 1-1-1 area
Access: 2 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Toei Subway line), 6-10 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza and Tobu line)

Spot No. 5: Sensoji Temple

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Both Skytree and the Hozomon Gate can be seen from Sensoji Temple. Although the Skytree looks a tad small from here, you can capture both traditional and contemporary architecture in one photograph from this spot. Hozomon Gate is illuminated at night too, so along with the Skytree, which is also lit up, visitors can enjoy a dream-like atmosphere.

Sensoji Temple
Address: Tokyo, Taito, Asakusa 2-3-1
Access: 5 minute walk from Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza, Tobu, and Tsukuba Express lines), or from Exit A4 of Asakusa Station (Asakusa and Toei Subway lines)

The view from each spot changes according to the weather, time of day, and season. When you visit Asakusa, be sure to enjoy the view of Skytree with the aforementioned spots in mind.

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