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“A Beauty on the Sky Line...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree
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$128.78*
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Full Day Asakusa Tour with Ninja Experience and Tokyo Skytree
Ranked #2 of 190 things to do in Sumida
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Montreal, Quebec
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“A Beauty on the Sky Line...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Very impressed and Happy that the Japanese have built the worlds tallest tower (not building, that's in Dubai) in the worlds most earthquake prone country (avg. 1300 earthquakes per year). It's a marvel of engineering, and after one year open, you still can't get up there unless you have 3 or 4 hours to wait. But go up the building just next to the SKY tree, for free views and some food. Nice at sunset, and when the lights go on after dark!

Visited March 2013
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“Didn't quite get to the top but still impressive.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We now know you should call and check if the top is open if the weather is windy!. When we arrived the top was closed down due to high winds so we could only get to the bars/restaurants and shops of one of the towers on the 31st floor. There is a bar where you can have a drink and look out at the Sky tree and it is awesome. Huge, high and lit up.
We'll go back again next time we go to Tokyo and hopefully get to the top. So call or maybe check the website before you head out there.

Visited March 2013
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“Sky Tree Great at Night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Arrived on a not-busy evening but still had a 90 min wait in the shopping mall (better than waiting in line). You arrive, go to a tent outside and receive a time card then go shopping or have a meal. Don't go inside the building until a little before your time card, then you purchase your ticket 2000 yen for adults--- a tad more than $20 at today's rates-- and head to the "shuttles" (elevators) and begin your tour. Since there was not a big crowd (it was a Wed night) everything went smoothly after the initial wait.

We found everything about Sky Tree to be exquisitely done. The art in the lobby, the animated displays on the main viewing platform, the lighting and layout...all lovely. You can pay another 1000 yen to go to the upper viewing platform. We decided another ten bucks to see the whole thing was worth it and we were not disappointed! More awesome lighting and atmosphere, a place where you can stand over a glass floor and take a photo, great view of the inner structure of the tower.

I would love to go back on a clear day and see Mt. Fuji, but honestly, I think night time is the best.

Visited March 2013
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“Stunning view, but priced accordingly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Since this is such an opportunity that you really can't afford to pass it up. The views are spectacular (comparable to being in a low-flying plane) and are the only way to really comprehend the enormity of Tokyo. It's a shorter excursion, but you'll need to set aside a good chunk of time to wait in all the lines. There is an extensive line for tickets, as well as subsequent lines at different elevator stops along the way. Each time, you must wait for another elevator to take you higher, and you will need to pay an additional cost to go past the halfway point. This was pricey, but it's an expensive view, so I'd say I got my money's worth. After you come back down, I would recommend visiting the mall underneath the tower to rest your feet and enjoy a nice treat.

Visited December 2012
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“Arguably the best view of Tokyo you can get plus more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

If you think the Tokyo Sky Tree is just a tower you go up to see views, you are wrong! It is situated in a small sort of shopping mall but as I am not much of a shopper I went for 2 things, the aquarium and the Sky Tree. To get there, I walked from Asakusa because I was alone and don't mind walking, but there is a train that does take you there (which I used to get back to my hotel).

The aquarium was rather spectacular considering the size of space given, but used the number of floors to their advantage. The biggest attraction was the live penguin show they have, were they feed the penguins calling out their names and watching them dash in the water to get the fish. Also the displays they had where you could see the researchers doing research and their experiments, mainly the jellyfish.

The SkyTree is more expensive than the Tokyo Tower but for a reason, you can go higher. I somehow got lucky and got some amazing shots of the sun breaking through the clouds as it was a little late, but not late enough to see the sunset. It was very crowded, I judged it by how easy it was to get a photo of the glass floor area and it was pretty easy. I couldn't go to the second level as I didn't have enough cash to get home (was very sad about that) but I hear that is is even more amazing, and would have probably waited up there for the sunset.

If you only want to go up 1 tower in Tokyo, I'd say the Sky Tree is your best option because of it's height and that it is in a small shopping mall, which is helpful for having a lot of things close together and saving on travel.

Visited December 2012
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