Tokyo Sky Tree
Time Out says
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The tallest freestanding tower in the world opened on May 22 of 2012, rising to a height of 634m over the Sumida-ku skyline. While its main function is as a broadcasting tower, offering considerably improved television reception, the Tokyo Sky Tree is also one of the capital's go-to tourist destinations. The area around its base is home to Tokyo Sky Tree Town, a complex boasting 310 shops and restaurants, plus designated school and office space. (Yes, a Sky Tree school...)
Families looking for a cheap day out might have to content themselves with Tokyo Tower for the foreseeable future: the total cost for an adult to visit the the Sky Tree's 450m observatory is a wallet-worrying ¥3,090, meaning that a family of four could end up paying as much as ¥12,360.
1-1-13 Oshiage, Sumida-ku
|Transport:||Oshiage Station (Hanzomon, Asakusa lines)|
|Price:||Prices including admission to the Tembo Galleria (450m): ¥3,090, junior high and high school students ¥2,360, primary school students ¥1,440, children aged four or five ¥930|
|Opening hours:||8am-10pm (last entry 9pm)|