Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting tower and the tallest structure in Japan.
Conveniently located within walking distance from Asakusa, it is also easily reached by train (Tokyo Skytree or Oshiage stations). With a shopping mall and restaurants at its base, the tower’s biggest draws are undoubtedly the observation decks at 350 and 450 meters, offering impressive views over Tokyo.
Tickets to the Tembo Deck (350m) can be purchased in advance or on site on the same day, with the option of Fast Tickets for international tourists to skip the waiting lines (well worth the additional charge to save valuable sightseeing time). Tickets for the Tembo Galleria (450m) can only be purchased on the Tembo Deck itself, for an additional charge of ¥1,030 for adults.
As the visibility wasn’t too great the day we went up, we opted to not visit the Tembo Galleria and took our pictures from the Tembo Deck instead.