Tokyo Skytree

Many people coming to Hokkaido for a holiday often allocate a couple days sightseeing in one of the bigger cities on the main island of Japan Honshu.

Tokyo, which is always a fantastic city to visit, has an incredible new attraction – Toyko SKYTREE – the tallest free standing tower in the world.

Tokyo SKYTREE from Ueno station, 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE from Ueno station, 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE from the main entrance, 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE from the main entrance, 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE opened to the public in May and literally towers over all other structures in Tokyo at 634m. The SKYTREE and has 2 viewing platforms open to the public. The first platform is at 350m and the 2nd platform wraps around the tower at a slight incline a full 360 degrees while ascending approximately 75m to the highest point of the platform at 450m.

Tokyo SKYTREE the view down from the 1st viewing platform, 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE the view down from the 1st viewing platform, 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE - looking towards Tokyo bay, 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE – looking towards Tokyo bay, 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE fisheye shadows, 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE fisheye shadows, 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE the 2nd viewing platform, 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE the 2nd viewing platform, 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE , 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE , 19 October 2012

Tokyo SKYTREE - the concrete jungle from the 2nd viewing platform, 19 October

Tokyo SKYTREE – the concrete jungle from the 2nd viewing platform, 19 October

The top of the 2nd viewing tower 450m up, 19 October 2012

The top of the 2nd viewing tower 450m up, 19 October 2012

People enjoying the view from the 1st viewing platform, 19 October 2012

People enjoying the view from the 1st viewing platform, 19 October 2012

The glass floor section, 19 October 2012

The glass floor section, 19 October 2012

So close but so far, 19 October 2012

So close but so far, 19 October 2012

Reserving tickets online is recommended [reservations are only possible with credit cards issued in Japan]. The SKYTREE is very popular and queuing for admission can take some time but the views are well worth the wait!

The amazing Tokyo SKYTREE, 19 October 2012

The amazing Tokyo SKYTREE, 19 October 2012

    • No it is all good any one can buy a ticket with cash and wait in line. To reserve a ticket online the SKYTREE website states a credit card issued in Japan is required. Reserving a ticket online definitely speeds up the admission the process and the reasoning as to why the SKYTREE website does not accept credit cards issued internationally is unclear. Regardless, the wait is worth it but avoid weekends and public holidays!

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