Tokyo Skytree is a 634m high broadcasting/restaurant/observation tower that opened back in May 2012 - it was constructed to replace the Tokyo Tower that lacked the height needed to cover the digital terrestrial television broadcast and is currently world's tallest broadcasting tower.
Today we take a lookie around and inside the Tokyo Skytree to give you an idea of what one can expect to see in the area. The guide starts off at Tokyo Skytree Station on the Tokyo Skytree line and moves on to Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree ticket area, Tembo observation Deck and then the Tembo observation Galleria.
Before you continue reading, if you prefer to watch rather than read then you can watch the episode of Japan Mode where I send Aya-chan to report back on the goodies they have in the area.
How many of you have been to tokyo Skytree?
To get to Tokyo Skytree, take the Tobu Skytree line and get off at either Tokyo Skytree Station (Skytree West Yard) or Oshiage station (Skytree East Yard). Or if you feel like exploring the area, get off at Asakusa station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza line and head towards Tokyo Skytree. Address as follows:
(Tōkyōtosumidaku Oshiage ichi-chōme 1-ban 13-gō)
This is Tokyo Skytree West exit - once you're out of the station you can immediately start exploring the Tokyo Solamachi shopping mall.
When you are ready to take a trip up the tower, you can either get a Reserved Ticket or a numbered ticket to line up for the Day Ticket. The price of the ticket (adults) to go up to the Tokyo Skytree Tembo observation Deck (350th floor) is 2000 yen (2500 yen for fixed dates) and you'll need to pay another 1000 yen to go up to Skytree Tembo observation Galleria (450th floor).
Tembo observation Galleria is open from 8:00~22:00 and the detailed explanation for each floor can be found here.
From here you can then head up to the Tembo Galleria for an additional 1000 yen - no need to get back down to the ticket counter on the first floor - I think observation towers all share the same business model ^^;