The spectacular and futuristic Tokyo Skytree®, constructed as part of the Tokyo Skytree® Town, is the tallest building in Japan and the second largest structure in the world. The tower’s main attraction is obviously its breathtaking observations decks, but Tokyo Skytree® Town at the towers base has numerous additional attractions for visitors.
The Tokyo Skytree® is primarily a television and communications tower. It was built to replace an older tower in the same region after nearby high-rise buildings in the surrounding area started to interfere with broadcasting signals. The building, which stands at 634 meters high, was given the ‘world’s tallest building’ recognition by the Guinness Book of Records. It remained the tallest until the construction of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The design of the building is as impressive as the structure itself and features remarkable technology that helps prevent damage from earthquakes.
The Tokyo Skytree® has two main observation decks, located at 350 and 450 meters, both of which offer 360 degree views of Tokyo city. With a choice of cafes and restaurants, visitors can enjoy these stunning views in comfort. The Tokyo Skytree® Town at the base of the Tokyo Skytree® has shops, restaurants, a planetarium and even an aquarium, making it an ideal family-friendly Tokyo tourist attraction.
Tokyo Skytree® opens from 8:00 and closes by 22:00 (admission until 21:00).