Tokyo Skytree
Oshiage: Attraction
Tokyo Skytree: Oshiage
Oshiage / Attraction
Open 8am-10pm daily.
Y2000 admission for lower observation deck; Y3000 for both lower and upper decks
Average visit time: 30-60 minutes

The world's highest free-standing broadcast tower, Skytree stands 634 meters tall and has two observation decks, situated at 350 meters and 450 meters. A restaurant, cafe and souvenir shop are located on the lower deck. The tower is part of Skytree Town along with the Solamachi shopping complex, which has 312 restaurants and retail shops.

Also in Solamachi are Sumida Machidokoro, a large retail complex showcasing work by local craftsmen; Chiba Institute of Technology, an exhibition space showing off the latest robot technology; Sumida Aquarium, home to a large colony of penguins, and the Postal Museum.

Sumida-ku, Oshiage 1-1-2.
Oshiage station (Asakusa line)
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