The Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria at the top of the Tokyo Skytree (the world’s tallest tower) boast 360-degree views overlooking the biggest city in the world! Standing tall at 634 meters above the ground, this is hands down one of the best attractions in Tokyo that you must see during your Tokyo city trip.
I have put together this complete guide of the Tokyo Skytree Japan including how to get there, where to book tickets and what to expect!
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WHERE IS TOKYO SKYTREE?
The Tokyo Sky Tree is located in Sumida and can be very easily reached with the Tokyo Metro.
Ride the metro to Oshiage Station (SKYTREE) and follow the signs to the Tokyo Skytree. It should take you no more than 5-10 minutes to reach the ticketing counters at the base of the Skytree.
TOKYO SKYTREE TICKETS
The Tokyo Skytree Tower is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tokyo and so I recommend booking online in advance to secure a ticket.
I purchased my Tokyo Skytree Ticket online with Klook which was very simple and convenient. Booking with Klook also gives you the bonus option to skip the long queues on the day you plan to visit!
Skytree Tokyo Ticket
ARRIVING AT SKYTREE TOKYO
When you arrive at the entrance to the Skytree, there are many friendly staff waiting to assist and point you in the right direction of where to go.
As I mentioned before, when booking online with Klook you can skip the long queues and exchange your online booking voucher for an official ticket using one of the automated machines.
Once you’ve got your ticket you can proceed to the security check and then ride the elevator to the Skytree Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria!
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TOKYO SKYTREE OBSERVATION DECK
The BEST view of Tokyo City is what you can ultimately expect at the Skytree observation deck! Top to bottom glass windows lines the outer edges of the Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria offering panoramic views of the concrete jungle that Tokyo City is!
My brother Chris and I walked right the way around the Tembo Deck, peering through the glass windows to see every perspective of the city that we possibly could! We were in complete awe of what laid before our eyes. Some would say chaos, others would say a work of art.
There are large interactive maps that visitors can use which allows you to zoom in on buildings, temples, and other interesting landmarks dotted around Tokyo City. On a clear day, you can even see Mt Fuji off in the distance!
There’s a number of souvenir shops, photography exhibitions, and the Tokyo Skytree Restaurant on the Tembo Deck which is a great spot to grab a beer and something to eat while marveling at the craziness of Tokyo.
I recommend visiting at around 4 pm in the afternoon to catch a sunset and then witness the city start illuminating as night falls.
WHERE TO STAY IN TOKYO
Tokyo has thousands of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Tokyo to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Hilton Tokyo Hotel
Mid Range: Hotel Wing International Shinjuku
Budget: Ace Inn Shinjuku
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Another great option when searching for accommodation in Tokyo is to stay in an Airbnb which generally has some great deals.
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