Tokyo Sky Tree


Museums & Attractions


The tallest freestanding tower in the world opened on May 22 this year, rising to a height of 634m over the Sumida-ku skyline. While its main function is as a broadcasting tower, offering considerably improved television reception, the Tokyo Sky Tree is also angling to become one of the capital's go-to tourist destinations. The area around its base will provide a home to Tokyo Sky Tree Town, a complex boasting 310 shops and restaurants, plus designated school and office space. (Yes, a Sky Tree school...)

Such is the anticipated popularity of the place that for the first month and a half, the Sky Tree's observation decks will be visitable by reservation only. Families looking for a cheap day out might have to content themselves with Tokyo Tower for the foreseeable future: the total cost for an adult to visit the the Sky Tree's 450m observatory is a wallet-worrying ¥3,000, meaning that a family of four could end up paying as much as ¥10,600.


1-1-13 Oshiage, Sumida-ku

Transport Oshiage Station (Hanzomon, Asakusa lines)

Open Daily, 8am-10pm

Admission First observatory (350m): adults, ¥2,000; ages 12-17, ¥1,500; ages 6-11, ¥900; ages 4-5, ¥600 | Second observatory (450m): adults, +¥1,000; ages 12-17, +¥800; ages 6-11, +¥500; ages 4-5, +¥300


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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