Tokyo Skytree is the tallest structure in Japan. It is 634 metres, making it the world's tallest free-standing tower. It was opened to the public in February 2012 and has since become one of Tokyo's most popular attractions. The structure is almost twice the height of Tokyo Tower and provides the highest panoramic view of the city. In addition to its tourist observatories, Skytree is the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kantō region.

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Tokyo Skytree

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Apart from the observatories, Skytree offers an in-house aquarium and planetarium, several tourist shops, and restaurants.

Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck

Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck is the lower deck located at a height of 350 metres. It is covered in five-meter-high glass for a 360-degree panoramic view, allowing visitors to see up to 70 kilometres away in the distance. On clear days and with some luck, Mount Fuji will be visible on the horizon. Tembo Deck also holds the Skytree Cafe, a high-resolution digital telescope, and the Skytree Round Theatre with the night-time display of dynamic images on two-metre screens. The view from the Tembo Deck is nothing short of spectacular and not so different from what visitors can see from the upper deck.

Tembo Deck

Tembo Deck

Tembo Deck can get quite busy.

Tokyo Skytree Tembo Galleria

The Tembo Galleria consists of Floors 445 to 450 and can be accessed by taking the transparent Tembo Shuttle from Tembo Deck Floor 350. A futuristic-looking walkway spirals up from Floor 445, displaying Commemorative Photography up to Sorakara Point at exactly 451.2 metres. There is also a high-resolution digital telescope. From Tembo Galleria, visitors will be shuttled down to Floor 345, where they can buy their Skytree souvenirs at the Skytree Shop or refresh at the Sky Restaurant 634. Floor 340, the exit floor for returning to floor 5, has a spectacular glass floor that might challenge even those who do not usually have acrophobia.

Tembo Galleria

The Glass Floor at 340F.

The Glass Floor at 340F.


Tokyo Skytree uses four high-speed, large-capacity shuttle elevators for Tembo Deck with a capacity of 40 persons and a maximum speed of 600 metres per minute, the fastest in Japan. Also, two service elevators have the longest travel distance in Japan (464.4 metres). The shuttle elevators can carry passengers up to Tembo Deck in approximately 50 seconds.

Skytree's Toshiba elevators


The admission fees below apply to adults visiting on weekdays. Find more information on the admission fees here.

Booking your tickets online from the official Tokyo Skytree website is strongly recommended, as advance tickets will help you beat the long queues. Advance tickets must be bought online the day before, saving you up to 400 JPY.

Tokyo Skytree Same-day Admission Tickets:
  • Combo Ticket (Tembo Galleria + Tembo Deck) 3,100 JPY
  • Tembo Deck 2,100 JPY

Advance Tickets:
  • Combo Ticket (Tembo Galleria + Tembo Deck) 2,700 JPY (weekends and holidays 3,000 JPY)
  • Tembo Deck 1,800 JPY (weekends and holidays 2,000 JPY)

Skytree Enjoy Pack: Special plans include an admission ticket to Tokyo Skytree and another attraction. This ticket lets visitors visit other sightseeing places in Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree Town.

Skytree Ticket Lines

Opening hours: 10:00 - 21:00 (last admission 20:00).

By train via Oshiage Station (from Tokyo via JR Sobu Line, the change to Hanzomon Line at Kinshicho; from Shinagawa by Keikyo Line/Toei Asakusa Line; from Shibuya via Hanzomon Line; from Ueno by Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, change to Tokyo Skytree Line in Asakusa).


Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリ) is located in Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo. Originally conceived as "New Tokyo Tower " (新東京タワ), it is a broadcasting, restaurant and observation tower with a maximum height of 634 metres. That height was chosen to reflect the word musashi, the name of the former province of...

Views from Skytree:


Southwestern view with the Edo-Tokyo Museum on the left, the Sumida River, Tokyo Tower and the high-rise towers around Tokyo Station.


View of the Sumida River with the Asahi Beer Headquarters Building and Asakusa across the river.


View of Shinjuku with Tōkyō Tochō (東京都庁), the double towers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government visible in the background.


View of Tokyo Tower.

More images in the Tokyo Skytree Gallery.
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