Tokyo Skytree offers 360° city view

In no time the Skytree tower (634 meter) has become one of the most popular attractions in Tokyo.

IMG_1641

It is the tallest building in Japan and ranks in the top 5 tallest constructions in the world. The observation decks provide a 360° Tokyo city view and on a clear day a spectacular panorama that covers almost the entire Kanto region. Convince yourself with the pictures further down in this blog.

IMG_2159

Access

The Tokyo Skytree serves as television and radio broadcast tower and is located in the North east of the city centre.  It can  be accessed by train or subway and the Tokyo Skytree website provides in a clear access map. My tip is to combine your visit to the Skytree with a visit of nearby Asakusa and go there by boat on the Sumida river. From the boat terminal both locations are each only 15 minutes walking away.

IMG_2270

Entrance and visit

It can be very crowded on weekends and holidays especially when the visibility is excellent. The good news is that for holders of an international passport an exclusive fast ticket counter has been opened.  I recommend you prepare your visit in advance with the booklet available to download on the Tokyo Skytree website.

Tickets for the 350 meter high first observation deck are sold on the 4 th floor. Bring your passport and make use of the fast ticket booth if it is crowded. Tickets for the 450 meter observation deck are sold on the first deck only.

In case of less good visibility or on a rainy day then the first deck is still a good option to consider because of the city view. However instead of going to the second deck you can spend the money saved in the huge shopping mall that is part of the Sky Tree base complex.

A 360° view of Tokyo 

The photos here below are in high resolution. Click on each of the photos to enlarge and view all the details.

 WEST

IMG_2275

1 Umaya Bridge, 2 Akihabara (Electric Town), 3 Shinjuku, 4 Mt. Takao and the Southern Alps, 5 Tokyo Dome, 6 Ikebukoro, 7 Ueno Park, 8 Sensoji Temple (Asakusa)

NORTH

IMG_2276

1 Nikko,  2 Mount Tsukuba (877 meter), 3 Arakawa river, 4 Tobu Skytree line

SOUTH EAST

IMG_2303

1 Tokyo Disney resort (Chiba), 2 Tokyo Bay, 3 Kansai Rinkai Park, 4 Metropolitan expressway

SOUTH WEST

IMG_2287

1 Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), 2 Edo mudeum, 3 Shinagawa, 4 Tokyo tower, 5 Roppongi Hills

2 responses to “Tokyo Skytree offers 360° city view

  1. ohayo gozaimasu.
    Mark-san, shashin, jozu desu ne.
    iro ga totemo kireide composition mo omoshiroi desu.
    fuji-san mo skytree mo o-tenki ga yokute aozora ga totemo kirei desu ne.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s