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“Sky Tree Tower...Doesn't look like a Tree :-)” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida 131-0045, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 570-55-0634
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Ranked #4 of 36 Attractions in Sumida
4.0 of 5 stars 1,916 Reviews
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Yulee, Florida
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“Sky Tree Tower...Doesn't look like a Tree :-)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The tower was very nice and I enjoyed going to the top to see the entire city in all it's beauty. Although organized, we were BLESSED that we didn't go on a busy day.

First, you have to get a ticket to GET a ticket. The first ticket is the "get in line" with a time on the ticket (our time was 6:30 pm) so at 4 pm we were walking around the many shops and eating establishments. When it was time to get in line to pay, it moved quickly like a amusement park ride.

The cost is 10 dollars or 1000 yen to see the 'middle section' section of the tower. To get to the top is ANOTHER 1000 yen; I guess some people don't want to go to the very top for fear of heights, but if you've gone this far, why not continue on? So I paid the other 1000 yen to get to the second set of windows near the very top, and the views were spectacular. There were coffee shops and souvenir stores on both floors, as well. The train station was conveniently located close to the tower which made it much more enjoyable. The train, trolley and subway stations are quite confusing but if you just ask any attendant, they will help you with no problem. Tokyo is so user friendly and I really enjoyed my visit to the "world's tallest tower"

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“Amazing view from quite an ugly structure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We came here on a rather rainy day, but as we are time limted it was either a 'do it or don't' oppertunity, so we took the gamble. Well worth it. We got up the tower at dusk and by the time we made it to the upper deck (another 1000 Yen) all the lights of Tokyo were on. I'm sure on a nice clear day you could probably see to Fuji and beyond, but just the view of Tokyo itself was pretty amazing.

You have to get a timed ticket which will then allow you to queue up and buy the actual ticket. We went on a Sunday afternoon and there was about a two hour gap between the timed ticket and the entry time, so we took this oppertunity to go and get something to eat. After getting the actual ticket there was no delay in going up the tower.

Well worth a visit, but do pick a clear day if you can.

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“Sky Tree is a must see, unless afraid of heights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

As tickets are not available to foreigners on-line, go early during the week. Weekends are madness. So is mid-day,so I'm told. We got there around 9am and could have purchased tickets and gone right up; no line at all. However, our husbands were not with us.
Came back at 4pm and there was no line for tickets, but there was a minute wait for the elevators. It's worth the price and the extra fee for the highest deck. I was advised to purchase souvenirs at the shop on top because items sold here are exclusive. Yes there are several other souvenir shops but merchandise differs. We got to see the sunset, enjoyed a snack at the cafe (waiting line) and by the time we left (closes at 10pm) we saw the tower lit up at night. Great view and interactive maps.

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“Get there early to avoid the crowds but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

It opens at 8, I arrived at 8.10 on a sunday and already there was a long queue (40 mins), but of course all very efficient so the wait is painless - you buy a ticket to level 350, and then when you get to this level (the main deck) you can then get another ticket for the upper deck (level 450) which needed another 30 minute wait. Views from the top were spectacular (was lucky to get a clear sunny day), but you get similar views from either 350 or 450 - it's just that 450 is a little less crowded. Well worth visiting to give you a good idea of just how dense Tokyo living is, and also an idea of the geography of the whole city. Highly recommend but pick a clear day.

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“Didn't make it to the observation deck”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

was here on monday afternoon, but still had so many people at there. Got the flyer to come back and get queue for the ticket later at night for another one hour or more. Usually you even have to queue for the flyer, but at that day there was no line for it. I bet the view must be really good, but the effort was too much for us. So we decide to took some picture from outside and go to asakusa instead. Maybe on next trip will try to go for the observation deck again.

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