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Tokyo Skytree, Sumida

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Observation Deck
Piercing the skyline at 634 m (2,080 ft), Tokyo Skytree hosts a restaurant, a broadcasting tower, and an observation deck. Ride the elevator up, and then take in 360-degree views of Tokyo while climbing the five-story spiral staircase to the highest glass-walled panoramic viewing deck. A gift shop inside the tower sells sleek design items and souvenirs, and within the observation area you will find a cafe and a French-Japanese fusion restaurant. Plan to visit Tokyo Skytree and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tokyo attractions using our Tokyo trip builder.
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  • I recommend to buy tickets online as the lines get pretty long to purchase same day tickets. We had a evening view...it was great to see the city bathed in lights. It was crowded, there is bar and res...  more »
  • It is so tall that we can't take pics from top to bottom. You should or had better book to enter this tower before you go. Depends on a weather, they have a long long line to see it. If you have enoug...  more »
  • This is not a cheap attraction: Y3000 (£22) to get to the deck at 350m, but if you're only going to do this once in your life, you might as well spend Y4000 (£29) and go to the upper level at 450m. I ...  more »
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  • Best view of the city. It's fast and clean. There is also a mall on the bottom 5 floors with great stores. My wife hit the Hello Kitty Japan store and the Skytree knife for an incredible sashimi knife. Places to eat and play (especially if you have kids). We went close to sunset and it was breathe taking
  • Really nice view of the city and the shops were really cool. It was very organized they gave us a number and time to come back so we would not have to wait in the line for hours. They even had a hello kitty shop! There are a lot of nice restaurants here as well. We ate at the Indian restaurant which was some of the best indian food I've ever had. And they gave my friends daughter a toy to play with while we were waiting for a table to free up.
  • Beautiful view. Probably more interesting during the day than at night. Friendly staff, super helpful, but most instructions will be exclusively said in Japanese. Long lines, but they move quickly. Many tourists will hog the windows for a good picture, so move along. There are three floors on which to take pictures. Restaurants are nice, but you might have to wait a while, so plan to eat before the rush and visit the tower while others eat.
  • The elevator goes up quickly so suggest that you don't have sinus problems before going, or its going to hurt. (Like take off and landing in a plane...ears pop) suggest not to go close to closing time, or like us, you won't get to enjoy restaurants or gift shops, they close those before skytree closes. The line goes quickly, so wouldn't suggest to pay the extra, to skip the line. It's cool to see the city, But was about 35 dollars for 2 adults....there is a government building that has free admission, and views of Tokyo, so would suggest looking for that first.
  • It's one of the most popular attractions in Tokyo, especially with school kids. For the view point: There is a point in buying more expensive tickets and omitting all the crowd. Even then, you'll still wait for your beautiful elevator. For the restaurants: pick the ones where you see a line in front of them. The supermarket also has great food options of tasty ready-made food. I would spend at least half a day wondering around, this place gives a good understanding of Japan.