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Have you heard about a colossal radio tower standing guard over the Tokyo Metropolis area all day and all night? Its size may overwhelm you at first, especially up close, but you can’t help but admire its dignified appearance as it shoots up toward the sky.

Tokyo Skytree accurately embodies the famous saying “the sky’s the limit”. Soaring at a height of 634 meters, it is currently the tallest structure in Japan, and if you don’t count buildings made for habitation or office work, it is also the tallest tower in the world.

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In addition to racking up records, it serves as the central nervous system for the radio and television broadcasts in the Kanto region. Therefore, the tower plays an important role in information dissemination in times of disaster and calamity.

But most tourists are blown away not just by the tower’s height but also the view! From the observation decks, the scenery will leave you breathless and the experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

If you are traveling to Tokyo soon, make sure you include Tokyo Skytree in your itinerary! Here are some tips and things to know before you go.

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How to Get to Tokyo Skytree

The Tokyo Skytree is located at 1 Chome-1-2 Oshiage District, Sumida City, Tokyo 131-0045, Japan. It is the centerpiece of Tokyo Skytree Town, a commercial complex near Sumida River and Asakusa District in neighboring Taito City.

Tokyo SkyTree Subway Metro StationTokyo SkyTree Subway Metro Station

By Train

Tokyo Skytree Station and Oshiage Station both serve the Tokyo Skytree. You’ll find the Tokyo Skytree Station on the Tobu Skytree Line, while Oshiage Station is on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Toei Asakusa Line, and Keisei Line (link to/from Narita Airport).

By Skytree Shuttle

The Skytree Shuttle takes you directly to Tokyo Skytree Town. These buses run between the Tokyo Skytree Town and the following locations: Ueno-Asakusa Area, Haneda Airport, and Tokyo Disney Resort.


  • From Ueno-Asakusa Area: Adult, ¥230; Child, ¥120
  • From Haneda Airport: Adult, ¥1000; Child, ¥500
  • From Tokyo Disney Resort: Adult, ¥800; Child, ¥400

NOTE: Always check the official website for the latest schedules and updates.

On Foot

If you are staying in Asakusa District and you love exploring on foot, you can choose any of these three routes:

  • Via Sumida River Walk. This is closer to Sumida Park, crossing over Sumida River leading to Sumida Park Breeze Plaza, to Genmori Bridge, to Mizumachi, and finally, to Tokyo Skytree.
  • Via Azuma Bridge. This is…

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