Tokyo Skytree: Japan’s Tallest Structure and Observation Tower by Tobu Railway

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The Tokyo Skytree is Japan’s newest and probably most popularly-known observation tower. With the Tokyo Subway 72-hour Ticket that I’m using for this trip, the Tokyo Skytree is easily accessible by Tokyo Metro., and is an area in Tokyo that I have not been to on my previous trip.

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Heading up to Tokyo Skytree after exiting from Oshiage Station.

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The main entrance to Tokyo Skytree.

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Tokyo Skytree tickets start from ¥2,100 (~S$26.51) for entry to the Tembo Deck (Floor 350) only, or ¥3,100 (~S$39.14) for entry to both the Tembo Deck (Floor 350) and Tembo Galleria (Floor 450 / Floor 445).

However, you can also get discounted Tokyo Skytree tickets off KLOOK, which would then cost just ¥1,800 (~S$22.75) for entry to the Tembo Deck (Floor 350) only, or ¥2,700 (~S$34.09) for entry to both the Tembo Deck (Floor 350) and Tembo Galleria (Floor 450 / Floor 445).

Click here to purchase your discount Tokyo Skytree tickets now!

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The various sights that you are able to see on the day itself is listed by the ticket counters.

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Looks like a bad day to see Yokohama and Mount Fuji today.

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My Tokyo Skytree ticket for entry to both the Tembo Deck (Floor 350) and Tembo Galleria (Floor 450 / Floor 445).

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Heading to the Tokyo Skytree elevators after going through security checks.

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Waiting for the Tokyo Skytree elevator to transport me to Floor 350.

Well, sort of. The floor number here refers to the number of meters above the ground rather than actual levels.

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The view from Tokyo Skytree Floor 350.

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The Tembo Deck gallery was surprisingly not as crowded as I expected it to be.

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The layout of Floor 350.

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The view of ancient Tokyo as compared with the real life view out of the Tokyo Skytree windows.

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Looking down at Tokyo.

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Looking down at the Tobu Skytree Line towards Asakusa.

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The edge of Tokyo Skytree Station’s island platform.

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The view of Asakusa from Floor 350.

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The unique X-shaped Sakurabashi Bridge.

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A Tobu Skytree Line train heading to Asakusa Station.

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The major junction of Tobu Skytree Line, Tobu Kameido Line, and Keisei-Oshiage Line.

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The stabling sidings after Tokyo Skytree Station.

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Hikifune Station.

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There is a Skytree Cafe selling Skytree-themed drinks and snacks.

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The view from the Skytree Cafe faces the east.

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The eastern view towards Edogawa, Funabashi, Chiba and Narita from Tokyo Skytree.

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A souvenir Tokyo Skytree photo can also be taken at the Tembo Deck. You are free to buy one that the staff took for you, but they will also help you to take one photo on your own camera.

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The main parts of the Tokyo Skytree gallery (Tembo Deck) is at Floor 350, 345 and 340, but the Tembo Galleria at Floors 445 and 450 offer higher views.

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If you had purchased only Tembo Deck tickets, you can purchase an additional Tembo Galleria ticket at the Tembo Deck for ¥1,000 (~S$12.59).

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Heading through the ticket gates to the Tembo Galleria.

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A Tokyo Skytree staff member explains about the lift up to the Tembo Galleria (Floor 445).

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The Tokyo Skytree elevator to the Tembo Galleria has a glass roof for you to watch the ascend.

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Heading up from the Tembo Deck to the Tembo Galleria.

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The glass door of the elevator also allows you to see Tokyo as you ascend.

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Heading out to the Tembo Galleria.

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Limited Express Ryomo heading towards Tokyo Skytree and Asakusa.

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Another souvenir photo can be taken here at the Tembo Galleria.

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The view down from the Tembo Galleria.

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The Tembo Galleria view at first is not as clear as the Tembo Deck as the spiral path is placed away from the curved windows, though it’s a nice feeling to walk on it.

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During my visit, the Tembo Galleria was decked out in a Hello Kitty theme.

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A map of what you can see from the Tembo Galleria according to the view of the current position.

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Maihama, where Tokyo Disney Resort is located, can be seen from the Tokyo Skytree.

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Looking down at the Tokyo Skytree Station sidings again.

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Heading up to the Sorakara Point.

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The map to the Sorakara Point up on Floor 450.

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The view out from Floor 450.

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The Sorakara Point is the highest point that you can ascend on the Tokyo Skytree.

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The view from the Sorakara Point faces south-west.

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Heading back down on the other side of the Sorakara Point.

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The elevator back down to the Tembo Deck is on the other side.

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Tokyo Skytree staff will guide you to the next elevator.

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Heading back down to the Tembo Deck with the glass elevator.

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The floor details changes according to the numbers of meters descended, so it ticks really fast.

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Immediately out of the glass elevator is The Skytree Shop where you can purchase Tokyo Skytree souvenirs.

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You may also purchase a postcard from The Skytree Shop to post it from Floor 345.

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You may stamp your own postcard with a unique Skytree stamp at Skytree Post. The letter box is also shaped as Tokyo Skytree.

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Continuing down to Floor 340.

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After the escalator down to Floor 340, is another Skytree Cafe for proper meals, though it comes at a higher price than regular restaurants of the same quality.

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Floor 340 offers lookout views as well, with seats for you to rest.

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There are also pockets of glass floors around to look directly below you.

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There are also standing bars by the windows.

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The view out of Floor 340.

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Continuing on, is a bigger Glass Floor for better views of the ground below.

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Heading on to the Glass Floor.

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The view down from the Glass Floor.

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There is also a photo-taking area at the Glass Floor.

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The Glass Floor is the last highlight of the visit, following which, is the elevator back down to the 5th Floor.

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Heading into the Tokyo Skytree elevator.

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Heading out of the lift lobby.

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The path leads to a bigger The Skytree Shop for more souvenirs.

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Souvenir Tokyo Skytree coins can also be purchased here.

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Once done, the one-way escalator down from the 5th Floor to the 4th concludes the Tokyo Skytree visit, and down into the shopping mall.

Overall, it was a pleasant experience on the Tokyo Skytree since it’s my first time there, and is a comfortable way to spend a hot morning in Tokyo at. While some may say that the Tembo Galleria is not worth the extra money, I think it’s nice to go up anyway for the complete experience since you are already there and it’s not like you can visit the Tokyo Skytree every day anyway. After all, it may be better to go up and then regret it if applicable, than to not go up and regret not doing it since you would have never experienced it.

You can get discounted Tokyo Skytree tickets off KLOOK, which would cost just ¥1,800 (~S$22.75) for entry to the Tembo Deck (Floor 350) only, or ¥2,700 (~S$34.09) for entry to both the Tembo Deck (Floor 350) and Tembo Galleria (Floor 450 / Floor 445).

Click here to purchase your discount Tokyo Skytree tickets now!

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