The Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria at the top of the Tokyo Skytree (the world’s tallest tower) boast 360-degree views overlooking the biggest city in the world! Standing tall at 634 meters above the ground, this is hands down one of the best attractions in Tokyo that you must see during your Tokyo city trip.
I have put together this complete guide of the Tokyo Skytree Japan including how to get there, where to book tickets and what to expect!
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HOW TO GET TO TOKYO SKYTREE
The Tokyo Sky Tree is located in Sumida and can be very easily reached with the Tokyo Metro.
Ride the metro to Oshiage Station (SKYTREE) and follow the signs to the Tokyo Skytree. It should take you no more than 5-10 minutes to reach the ticketing counters at the base of the Skytree.
TOKYO SKYTREE TICKETS
The Tokyo Skytree Tower is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tokyo and so I recommend booking online in advance to secure a ticket.
I purchased my Tokyo Skytree Ticket online with Klook which was very simple and convenient. Booking with Klook also gives you the bonus option to skip the long queues on the day you plan to visit!
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ARRIVING AT SKYTREE TOKYO
When you arrive at the entrance to the Skytree, there are many friendly staff waiting to assist and point you in the right direction of where to go.
As I mentioned before, when booking online with Klook you can skip the long queues and exchange your online booking voucher for an official ticket using one of the automated machines.
Once you’ve got your ticket you can proceed to the security check and then ride the elevator to the Skytree Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria!
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT TOKYO SKYTREE OBSERVATION DECK
The BEST view of Tokyo City is what you can ultimately expect at the Skytree observation deck! Top to bottom glass windows lines the outer edges of the Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria offering panoramic views of the concrete jungle that Tokyo City is!
My brother Chris and I walked right the way around the Tembo Deck, peering through the glass windows to see every perspective of the city that we possibly could! We were in complete awe of what laid before our eyes. Some would say chaos, others would say a work of art.
There are large interactive maps that visitors can use which allows you to zoom in on buildings, temples and other interesting landmarks dotted around Tokyo City. On a clear day, you can even see Mt Fuji off in the distance!
There’s a number of souvenir shops, photography exhibitions and the Tokyo Skytree Restaurant on the Tembo Deck which is a great spot to grab a beer and something to eat while marveling at the craziness of Tokyo.
I recommend visiting Tokyo Skytree at around 4 pm in the afternoon to catch a sunset and then witness the city start illuminating as night falls.
WHERE TO STAY IN TOKYO
Tokyo has thousands of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Tokyo to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Hilton Tokyo Hotel
Mid Range: Hotel Wing International Shinjuku
Budget: Ace Inn Shinjuku
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WHAT TO PACK FOR TOKYO
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
Activated Charcoal Tablets: Want to avoid food poisoning? Most of us have been a victim of travelers diarrhea from eating street food. Organic Activated Charcoal Tablets are fast-acting and will rid your system of the bad bacteria that causes stomach upset.
MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF TOKYO SKYTREE
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