Tokyo Skytree

The new Tokyo Skytree, at 634 metres tall, is the tallest building in Japan and the second tallest in the world.  The complex also features a large shopping centre with lots of food and drink from across Japan.

Budget travel tip

  • Walk to/from the tourist hot spot of Asakusa to save on train fares.
  • Spend an hour or two in the Skytree complex,  and try some free food samples!
  • The free Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office also offers great views of the city.
  • Check at the information desk for current discounts for foreigner travellers (which included a fast pass the last time we went!).

How to get there

Take the Toei Oedo line (pink Metro line) or Hanzomon (purple Metro line) to Oshiage(SKYTREE) station.


Opening times: 8am to 10pm

Cost: Adults 2000 yen, 12-17 years olds 1500 yen, 6-11 years olds 900 yen, 4-5 years old 600 yen

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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.