Have you ever heard about TOKYO SKYTREE? If you plan to visit Japan, TOKYO SKYTREE would be one of the best place to enjoy Tokyo`s day and night scenery that I would recommend to you. TOKYO SKYTREE is not a normal tower.There is something more…
What is TOKYO SKYTREE?
TOKYO SKYTREE is a New Tokyo Tower that located near Narihira Bridge and Oshiage area alongside the Sumida River. On 22nd May 2012, TOKYO SKYTREE was officially opened to the public. It reached the full height of 634.0 meters (2,080 ft), making it the tallest free-standing tower in the World.
This tower was built as a broadcasting,restaurant and observation tower. It has became the primary television and radio broadcast in Kanto region to replace Tokyo Tower that couldn’t complete the digital terrestrial television broadcasting(DTTB) coverage anymore.
The structure evokes a traditional beauty of Japan’s historic buildings with a great combination between an incredible technological advance and technology from the past. Of course, a vibration-controlling system will make the tower safe and reduce swaying from earthquake and strong wind.
Furthermore,Tembo shuttle,Japan`s fastest elevator (maximum speed 600 meters per minute) is able to transport all passengers to TOKYO SKYTREE Tembo Deck 350 meters in 50 seconds.
Luckily I visited TOKYO SKYTREE during the Christmas season because I managed to visit the illumination specially decorated for Christmas ! Not only Christmas but they also held an event for Valentines`s day and Halloween too.
Who is Sorakara chan ?
I`m pretty sure when you come here you will often see Sorakara-chan,TOKYO SKYTREE`s official character, almost everywhere.
Let`s get to know about her better!
Sorakara-chan,which means “From the sky”,is a little girl who came from Tongari star.She was chosen from over 65 characters in the competition.Now she appeared as an official character of TOKYO SKYTREE. Her clothes are imprinted with SKYTREE steel framework.
- 7 minutes walk from Oshiage station(Asakusa Subway line,Tobu line,Keisei line,Hanzomon line)
- 5 minutes walk from TOKYO SKYTREE station(Tobu Isesaki line)
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TOKYO SKYTREE Observatories
Opening hours 8:00 – 22:00 ( Subject to change)
- TEMBO DECK(Floor 350) last entry is at 9:00 PM.
- TEMBO GALLERIA(Floor 450) last entry is at 9:20 PM.
Admission ticket You can purchase admission ticket in advance. click
TOKYO SKYTREE TEMBO DECK 350 meters
- Adults aged 18 and over 2,060 yen
- Children aged 12-17 years 1,540 yen
- Children aged 6-11 years 930 yen
- Children aged 4-5 years 620 yen
- Children aged 0-3 years free of charge
TOKYO SKYTREE TEMBO DECK 350 meters +TOKYO SKYTREE TEMBO GALLERIA 450 meters
- Adults aged 18 and over 3,090 yen
- Children aged 12-17 years 2,360 yen
- Children aged 6-11 years 1,440 yen
- Children aged 4-5 years 930 yen
- Children aged 0-3 years free of charge
TOKYO SKYTREE TEMBO DECK 350,345 and 340 floor
TOKYO SKYTREE has large four high-speed elevators with maximum speed 600 meters per minute,taking you to TOKYO SKYTREE TEMBO DECK 350 meters in 50 seconds. The inside of each elevator decorated with Spring,Summer,Autumn and Winter motif on ceiling respectively. So you can go up and down with different atmosphere.
TEMBO DECK 350th floor is covered in huge glass for 360 degree where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo.If you go up to 350th floor before sunset,you will able to join both beautiful day and night views.Up there, you can see Tokyo Tower,Tokyo Gate Bridge and even Mt.Fuji. If you are lucky enough,you`ll be able to observe Mt.Fuji on the clear sky day.
“Kabuki”is a traditional Japanese dance drama.If you visit TOKYO SKYTREE before 28th February 2017,you will able to see Kabuki lion dancing to rock style music on a screen all over 350th floor.This special kabuki dance in tune to rock-and-roll music performances by one of the most famous Kabuki actor`s family,Nakamura-za.
TOKYO SKYTREE TEMBO GALLERIA 450 meters
A second set of elevator connects to Tembo galleria 445th floor,known as the world`s highest sky-walk.You can enjoy the view all around while walking on 110 meters sloping spiral walkway from 445th floor to 450th floor.
If you change your mind and want to go up higher than Tembo deck,you don`t have to get back to the ticket counter on the 4th floor.On 350th floor, you can buy a ticket(1,030 yen) to TEMBO GALLERIA.
THE SKYTREE SHOP-souvenir store
The last stop before going home should be…THE SKYTREE SHOP! You can find THE SKYTREE SHOP on 1st 5th and 345th floor.Among these stores I highly recommend you to visit the largest one on the 1st floor. When you step into this store I`m quite sure that you will feel the impact of the cuteness from these limited edition goods as I do.
If you already have plan to come to Japan,please don`t forget to write TOKYO SKYTREE in your to do list.In my experience, visit this tower on weekday is the best. I will be back with things to do around TOKYO SKYTREE next time.
See you next post!