An Unbroken View of Tokyo from Japan’s Highest Tower
In 2012, the Tokyo Skytree took the place of Tokyo Tower, which had been serving as Tokyo’s main radio tower since 1958, and has received recognition by the Guinness Book of World Records for its height. Not only does the Tokyo Skytree serve as a radio tower, it is also incredibly popular for the views from its observatory.
Tokyo Skytree Tokyo Skytree was constructed in 2012 and since then, it has become a new symbol for Tokyo. Not only does it serve a functional purpose as a radio tower, but since its opening, it constantly attracts a steady stream of tourists and visitors who seek out the splendid view of Chiba and Mount Fuji on a clear day.
Tokyo Skytree was constructed in 2012 and since then, it has become a new symbol for Tokyo. Not only does it serve a functional purpose as a radio tower, but since its opening, it constantly attracts a steady stream of tourists and visitors who seek out the splendid view of Chiba and Mount Fuji on a clear day. The Tokyo Skytree has also garnered attention for its modern design, resembling the structure of a five-story pagoda from ancient Japanese times. Perhaps it is the fact that the masterminds behind the construction of the tower wished for the structure to blend into the historical area of Asakusa, that such a design was inspired and brought to fruition. Recognized in 2011 by Guinness as the tallest free-standing radio tower in the world, Tokyo Skytree is very popular for its observation deck with its unobstructed view of Tokyo. 300 meters taller than Tokyo Tower, its proximity to Asakusa makes Tokyo Skytree a highly admired tourist spot. The Solomachi shopping mall and the adjoining aquarium are places where men and women of all ages can enjoy themselves.
When the Tokyo Skytree initially opened its observatory to the public, it was so popular that same-day tickets were almost impossible to obtain. However, since then, things have calmed down and visitors can purchase tickets much more easily should they wish to. It is recommended that you visit the Skytree homepage to purchase tickets.
Tokyo Skytree is a mere four minute walk from Oshiage Station. You will easily see the tower as you leave the station.
From Shinjuku Station to Oshiage Station:
Take the Chuo-Sobu Line (Local) to Kinshicho Station, change trains to the Hanzomon Line to Oshiage Station (44 minutes, ¥390)From Tokyo Station to Oshiage Station:
Take the Marunouchi Line to Otemachi Station, change trains to the Hanzomon Line to Oshiage Station (29 minutes, ¥200)
What are the Observation Deck hours of operation and last admission time?
The Observation Deck is open from 10:00 to 21:00. Last admission for the TOKYO SKYTREE Tembo Deck is 20:00 for the TOKYO SKYTREE Tembo Galleria is 20:20.
Is it okay to have just the head of a group do ticket purchases at the Ticket Counter?
You can go in directly after purchasing your tickets. Please come to the counter together with everyone in your group.
Once I am on the Observation Deck, is there a limit to the time that I can stay there?
There is no set time limit, but if it is crowded on the day of your visit or due to elevator operating conditions, the staff may have no choice but to ask you to limit your visit.
Can I leave and come back later?
No, you cannot. Tickets are valid for one entry only.
Is there anything I'm not allowed to bring in?
Dangerous articles, wireless technology, and other items for which use is prohibited inside the facility are forbidden. Also, when you enter the building you must pass through a baggage check and metal detector.
Where are the Information counters located?
Information counters are on the Tower Yard 4F Entrance Floor, Tower Yard 3F, and East Yard 1F.
Is there a first-aid room?
Yes, but there is no physician or nurse present. The First Aid Room is equipped to provide emergency treatment for light wounds and has a bed for rest. If you want to use the First Aid Room contact the nearest staff member.*The First Aid Room does not provide treatment. If you regularly take medication, be sure to bring it with you.
Can I bring a pet into the Tower?
Pets are not allowed inside. TOKYO SKYTREE does not have a place for holding pets.
Are service dogs (seeing-eye dogs, hearing assistance dogs, service dogs) allowed in the facility and on the Observation Deck?
Service dogs are allowed admission.
Are wheelchairs available for loan? Also, is the Observation Deck wheelchair-accessible?
You can borrow a wheelchair. Their number is limited, however. Please consult with the nearest staff member. You can enter the Observation Deck without leaving the wheelchair.
Are there wheelchair-accessible toilets?
There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet in every bathroom in the facility.
Can I use a drone to take photos and the like?
For safety management reasons, the use of unmanned aircraft including drones is not permitted within the TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN site. We also ask that you not use small unmanned aircraft not covered by law.
Can I use a credit card inside the Tower?
We accepts TOBU Card, UC, Saison, Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS, VISA, MASTER, UnionPay, JCB, AMEX, Diners, and Discover.
Is there a delivery service?
Yes, at the 1F Tourist Service Center.
Can I make restaurant reservations?
Please see here for "Sky Restaurant 634" details.