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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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  • So I kept reading about long lines and having to wait forever to go up... and yet the relatively long line we saw only took 15 minutes and we were able to go right up. We didn't go to the top deck... ...  more »
  • We visited on a Wednesday afternoon and there was no line, not too crowded. We were able to purchase tickets and go up right away. The views are great, not much seating inside though. There is a glass...  more »
  • It's the second time in 5 years I've been to the skytree and the queues have both times been insane. One would think is worth queuing up for 2-3hours to get a high up view of the city, this is what I ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Worth the trip, similar to the idea of going to the "top of the rock" in New York City this place blows that experience away - didn't opt for the more expensive ticket since it seemed rather moot once you see the initial view. Went at night and still enjoyed everything. Could see going back during the day for another experience.
  • 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.