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Visit Tokyo Skytree: The Ultimate Sky-High Adventure in Tokyo

View from Tokyo SkyTree Tembo Galleria spiral ramp without people

Hey fellow travelers! Are you excited to elevate your Tokyo adventure, to levels? Lets discuss exploring Tokyo Skytree, a must do, on your travel itinerary. With our insights you’ll be fully prepared for a visit.

Before You Go

First things first, let’s prep for your trip:

  • Snag Your Tickets Early: The early bird catches the worm, or in this case, avoids the queues. Get your tickets online, and look out for those ‘Fast Skytree Tickets’—they’re golden for international visitors.
  • Pick Your Time Wisely: Here’s a secret, for you. Visit Skytree on a weekday. Right at opening. When the stars begin to appear. This way you’ll avoid the crowds. Capture those Instagram worthy shots without having to navigate through a sea of selfie sticks.
  • Weather Check: While sunny days offer breathtaking views that stretch for miles there’s something truly enchanting about witnessing Tokyo come alive with lights during nighttime. If its possible, for you why not experience both?
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Consider skipping the line and buy your tickets in advance. This saves time, and ticket price is cheaper.

How to Get There

Train, bus, or car—you’ve got options:

  • Train is King: Trains are the choice, in Tokyo due to their excellent system. You can easily reach attractions like the Skytree by taking a trip from Tokyo Skytree Station or Oshiage Station.
  • Bus It: Buses are aplenty, and they’ll drop you close by. Just make sure to check the schedules.
  • Drive If You Must: There’s parking, but brace yourself for Tokyo-sized parking fees. Honestly? Stick to public transport.

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Upon Arrival: Visit Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree Town

Before heading up the tower, visit Tokyo Skytree Town at its base. This complex includes a shopping mall, an aquarium, and the Sumida Aquarium which is perfect for families. For anime fans, there’s even a Pokémon Center.

Skytree Opening Hours and Admission Tickets

The Skytree is open between 10:00am – 9:00pm, with last admission at 8:00pm.

Stay Safe and Enjoy, Skytree is all about a safe and enjoyable experience:

  • Timed Entries: They might space out the crowd with timed entries, so check this when you book your tickets.
  • Clean and Sanitized: Expect lots of cleaning and hand sanitizer stations around.
  • Feeling Under the Weather?: They might do temperature checks and ask for a health form, so be prepared.

Tokyo Skytree ticket prices are:

Single TicketTembo Deck
floor 350
incl. Tembo Galleria
floor 450
18 years and over2,100 yen3,100 yen
12-17 years1,550 yen2,350 yen
6-11 years950 yen1,450 yen

You may consider buying your Tokyo Skytree tickets in advance, to skip the ticket purchase line and proceed to ticket exchange when visit Tokyo Skytree. It is cheaper than the same-day admission ticket.

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Up, Up, and Away to the Tembo Deck

Alright, ready to go up? Once you get your Tokyo Skytree tickets, the Tembo Deck is your first stop at 350 meters.

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View from Tembo Deck 340 over Tokyo
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Another view from Tembo Deck 340 over Tokyo
  • Screens and Scenes: Use those interactive panels to figure out what you’re looking at. They’re super handy.
  • The Glass Floor: Not for the faint-hearted! It’s a trippy feeling looking down below from the glass-floor at Tembo Deck of Tokyo Skytree—don’t drop your phone!
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Reaching New Heights: The Tembo Galleria

Feeling adventurous? Another 100 meters up is the Tembo Galleria.

  • Spiral Ramp: Walking the spiral ramp feels like a sci-fi movie scene. And the view? Unbeatable.
  • Skytree Café: Grab a coffee up here. It’s probably the coolest coffee spot you’ll ever find yourself in.
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View from Tokyo Skytree’s Tembo Galleria Skywalk, a spiraling corridor at 450m/1,475ft at Tokyo Skytree’s second observation Deck.
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View over Tokyo, from Skytree Tembo Galleria Skywalk towards Simuda river.

Food? Shopping? Yes, Please!

You’ve got options from fancy to casual:

  • Sky Restaurant 634: If you’re feeling fancy, book a table here. The views come with a side of exquisite cuisine.
  • Casual Bites: Just want a snack? The Skytree Café’s got you covered with treats that won’t break the bank.

And for shopping:

  • Skytree Shop: Grab some unique souvenirs to take a piece of your visit of Tokyo Skytree home with you.
  • Solamachi Shopping Complex: With over 300 shops, good luck keeping your wallet closed.

Bringing the Fam? No Worries! Skytree’s made for all ages and is totally accessible:

  • Strollers and Wheelchairs: Rent them if you need them. There are elevators, too, so everyone’s included in the fun.
  • Chill Zones: Tired feet? There are plenty of spots to sit back and soak it all in.

Extra Tips to Make Your Visit Awesome

  1. Lost in Translation: Don’t stress about the language. English signs are everywhere, and that translation app on your phone? It’s your new best friend.
  2. Stay Connected: While you visit Tokyo Skytree you can use the free Wi-Fi to share your Skytree moments live—your friends will be super jealous.
  3. Luggage Blues: Got bags? Stash them in the coin lockers.
  4. Layer Up: It can get breezy up top, so bring a sweater.
  5. Stay Charged: Bring a power bank because you’ll be snapping pics non-stop.
  6. Combo Deals: Look for ticket deals that give you access to the Skytree and other nearby attractions like the Sumida Aquarium.
  7. Sky-High Passport: Planning to spend the whole day? There might be a day pass that lets you come and go as you please.
  8. Binoculars: Bring some change for the high-powered binoculars on the decks for an even closer look at Tokyo’s sprawl.

Around the Tower

Don’t just bolt after the Skytree experience. The surrounding areas are treasure troves:

  • Senso-ji Temple: Asakusa’s iconic Senso-ji Temple is a short walk away, offering a spiritual counterpoint to Skytree’s modern vibe.
  • Sumida River: How about a river cruise for some more chill sightseeing?
  • Local Grub: Wander into the nearby streets and discover some legit local food joints.

Wrap Up

So that’s all you need to know about experiencing the Tokyo Skytree. It’s not an observation deck; it offers a complete experience, with its rich cultural offerings, delectable cuisine, exciting shopping opportunities and an indescribable energy that truly embodies Tokyo. With planning you’ll create memories that reach the heights, as the Skytree itself. Have a journey, everyone! See you in the skies!

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