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Tokyo Skytree

Find yourself wowed by stunning 360-degree panoramic views of Tokyo from its newest and highest tower.

Built as a broadcast tower and opened to the public in 2012, Tokyo Skytree has quickly become a must-see attraction. The world's second-tallest structure behind the 828-metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai serves as a digital terrestrial broadcasting centre for Tokyo and the surrounding region. The public can ride up to the two observation decks and enjoy 360-degree views of Tokyo against the stunning back drop of Mount Fuji in the distance.

Worried about being up the tower in an earthquake zone? Its designers dismiss any concerns as interestingly, although the Skytree might be the height of modernity, it has a similar structure to a traditional pagoda. It makes use of a shinbashira, or central column. that acts as a stationary pendulum to counterbalance seismic waves. There are virtually no records of a pagoda toppling in Japan, some of which date back to the 17th century.

When you ride the high-speed elevator to Tembo Deck, the first observation deck at 350 metres, in addition to the stellar views, you can see a reproduction of a folding screen painting from Japan's feudal period. This represents what Edo, the old name for Tokyo, used to look like.

From here, you can pay an additional fee and ascend through a glass tube to Skytree Tembo Galleria. Perhaps not one for sufferers of vertigo – though you're unlikely to have made it this far if you do! Here you will find a walkway that spirals upwards around the tower to reach the ultimate observation height of 450 metres.

When you arrive back on solid ground, there are plenty of things to do. There’s a large shopping complex with more than 300 stores, restaurants and an aquarium and planetarium.

You can buy tickets for the lower observation deck in advance for a specific time and date via a Japanese website, but only if you have a Japanese credit card. Alternatively, same-day tickets can be purchased on the fourth floor of Skytree Town. If you want tickets for the Galleria level, these can only be bought on the Tembo deck. Tokyo Skytree has its own subway station and is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. This is the best way to get here, as cars are not encouraged.


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COTO Tokyo Asakusa 2

COTO Tokyo Asakusa 2

     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Sumida, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Tokyo Sky Tree, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sensō-ji Temple and Ueno Park. Tokyo Imperial Palace and Tokyo Tower are also within 9 mi (15 km). Oshiage Station (Skytree) is only a 5-minute walk and Tokyo Skytree Station is 11 minutes.

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    Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage

    Richmond Hotel Premier Tokyo Oshiage

       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Sumida, this hotel is steps away from Konica Minolta Planetarium Tenku and Tokyo Solamachi. Tokyo Sky Tree and Kaminarimon are also within 1 mile (2 km). Oshiage Station (Skytree) is only a 2-minute walk and Tokyo Skytree Station is 7 minutes.

      Hotel LiVEMAX ASAKUSA SKY FRONT
      Hotel LiVEMAX ASAKUSA SKY FRONT

      Hotel LiVEMAX ASAKUSA SKY FRONT

         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Sumida, this hotel is steps away from Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo Solamachi. Sensō-ji Temple and Konica Minolta Planetarium Tenku are also within 1 mile (2 km). Tokyo Skytree Station is only a 4-minute walk and Honjo-azumabashi Station is 7 minutes.

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        YMK Oshiage 501

        YMK Oshiage 501

           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Sumida, this aparthotel is steps away from Konica Minolta Planetarium Tenku and Tokyo Solamachi. Tokyo Sky Tree and Sensō-ji Temple are also within 1 mile (2 km). Oshiage Station (Skytree) is only a 4-minute walk and Tokyo Skytree Station is 6 minutes.

          Onyado Nono Asakusa Natural Hot Springs P4,793
          Onyado Nono Asakusa Natural Hot Springs

          Onyado Nono Asakusa Natural Hot Springs

             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Asakusa, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hanayashiki Amusement Park, Sensō-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine. Ueno Park and Kaminarimon are also within 1 mile (2 km). Asakusa Station (Tsukuba Express) is only a 3-minute walk and Tawaramachi Station is 9 minutes.

            YMK Oshiage 202
            YMK Oshiage 202

            YMK Oshiage 202

               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Sumida, this aparthotel is steps away from Konica Minolta Planetarium Tenku and Tokyo Solamachi. Tokyo Sky Tree and Sensō-ji Temple are also within 1 mile (2 km). Oshiage Station (Skytree) is only a 2-minute walk and Tokyo Skytree Station is 6 minutes.

              Smi:re Stay Oshiage P5,604
              Smi:re Stay Oshiage

              Smi:re Stay Oshiage

                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Sumida, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Sky Tree and Konica Minolta Planetarium Tenku. Sensō-ji Temple and Kaminarimon are also within 2 miles (3 km). Oshiage Station (Skytree) is 7 minutes by foot and Tokyo Skytree Station is 9 minutes.

                ZAITO Tokyo Oshiage Economy Inn
                ZAITO Tokyo Oshiage Economy Inn

                ZAITO Tokyo Oshiage Economy Inn

                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Sumida, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Tokyo Sky Tree, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ueno Park and Ameyoko Market. Shibuya Crossing and Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku are also within 12 mi (20 km). Tokyo Skytree Station is only a 4-minute walk and Oshiage Station (Skytree) is 10 minutes.