Inaugurated in 2012, the Tokyo Skytree is the tallest communications tower in Japan and at 634 metres tall it's one of the best viewpoints in all Tokyo.
Originally designed to be 610 metres (2,000 feet) tall, the height of the Tokyo Skytree was finally changed, as the numbers 6 (mu), 3 (sa), and 4 (shi) combine to make up the traditional name for the province in which Tokyo is found today: Musashi. The tower has now become a familiar and popular part of the city and in 2011 was recognised by the Guinness book of world records as the tallest tower in the world.
The tower is white with just a tint of blue, trying to provide harmony with its surroundings in which traditional Japanese beauty and modern designs combine.
The tower has two different viewpoints at two different heights. It's possible to buy a ticket that gives you access to both or visit only the one which most interests you.
The first of the two viewpoints found 350 metres (1,150 feet) up, has an area with a glass floor, meaning you can appreciate the structure and engineering feat of this tower from a different perspective.
The best of the tower's viewpoints can be found at 450 metres (1,500 feet) up and allows visitors to enjoy impressive panoramic views, reaching more than 70 km (43 miles) in all directions.
As well as from the viewpoints, you can also enjoy the views from the heights of the restaurant found on the 345th floor, and from the cafés on floors 340 and 350.
Tokyo Skytree is the best place to see Tokyo from up high: in our opinion a totally unmissable visit that no traveller should miss out on.
Daily from 8 am to 10 pm (last entry 9 pm).
Adults: ¥ 2,100 (US$ 15)
Children between 12 and 17 years old: ¥ 1,550 (US$ 11.10)
Children 6 to 11 years old: ¥ 950 (US$ 6.80)
Adults: ¥ 1,000 (US$ 7.10)
Children 12-17 years old: ¥ 800 (US$ 5.70)
Children between 6 and 11 years old: ¥ 500 (US$ 3.60)
Floors 350 and 450 combined:
Adults: ¥ 3,100 (US$ 22.10)
Children 12-17 years old: ¥ 2,700 (US$ 19.30)
Children between 6 and 11 years old: ¥ 1,450 (US$ 10.40)
Children under 5 years old get free admission to all floors.
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