Tokyo Skytree

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  2. Skytree 東京スカイツリー
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Time Out says

The tallest freestanding tower in the world opened on May 22 2012, rising to a height of 634m over the Sumida skyline. While its main function is as a TV broadcasting tower, the Tokyo Skytree has also become one of the capital's must-visit tourist destinations. The area around its base is home to Tokyo Skytree Town, a complex boasting 310 shops and restaurants, plus designated school and office space. (Yes, there's a Skytree school...)

Tokyo Skytree has two observation points. First, you reach the Tembo Deck, which is 350m above ground, and after walking up through the Tembo Galleria, you reach the Sorakara Point – at just over 450m in the air, it's Tokyo's highest observation deck.

Details

Address:
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku
Tokyo
Transport:
Tokyo Skytree Station (Kirifuri, Ryomo, Nikko-Kinugawa, Tobu Skytree lines), Oshiage Station (Hanzomon, Asakusa lines)
Price:
Admission to the Tembo Deck (350m) and Tembo Galleria (450m): ¥2,700 (Sat, Sun & hols ¥3,000), junior high and high school students ¥2,150 (¥2,350), primary school students ¥1,300 (¥1,400), free for younger children
Opening hours:
10am-9pm (last entry 8pm)

What’s on

Ice Skating Park at Tokyo Skytree Town

Glide around at the foot of Tokyo Skytree on this rink from January 4 until March 12. The view will make it a striking place at any time, but head here after dark, when the surrounding illuminations are switched on, for a particularly atmospheric skating experience. Skate rental is included in the admission fee (¥1,800, junior high school students and younger children ¥1,000) and if you forget your gloves, which are a necessity to use the rink, you can buy a pair on site for ¥300. Drop by from 11am on January 4 for the rink’s opening ceremony to catch a stunning performance by Japanese figure skater and three-time national champion Miki Ando. The rink is open from 11am-8pm between Mon-Thu, and until 9pm between Fri-Sun and holidays.

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