Reach new heights and take in the breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is located in the East Tokyo neighborhood of Oshiage, a short walk across the Sumida River from Asakusa. HANA KUSUMOTO/STARS AND STRIPES
Tokyo Skytree is located in the East Tokyo neighborhood of Oshiage, a short walk across the Sumida River from Asakusa. HANA KUSUMOTO/STARS AND STRIPES

Reach new heights and take in the breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree

by Hana Kusumoto
Stars and Stripes

Want to see how big Tokyo really is? Go up Tokyo Skytree, the tallest public observation tower in the city where nothing blocks the view of the sprawling metropolis below. Six years since its opening, Skytree remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tokyo, with long lines of visitors waiting to take in the view from the tower’s observation floors on weekends.

The incredible view isn’t all that Skytree offers tourists and visitors. There’s an aquarium, shopping mall, and even a planetarium to visit — making Tokyo Skytree a perfect addition to any excursion in the city.

Tokyo Skytree is in the East Tokyo neighborhood of Oshiage, a short walk across the Sumida River from Asakusa. Standing at a whopping 2,080 feet, Skytree dominates the Tokyo skyline. In fact, when it opened in 2012, the structure officially became the tallest tower in the world. (Skytree is also the world’s second-tallest free-standing structure, a little more than 700 feet shorter than Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.) On a clear day, visitors to Skytree can even get a glimpse of Mount Fuji.

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