Ryogoku / TOKYO SKYTREE(R),Tokyo
It is 634 meters tall, the tallest free-standing broadcasting tower in the world. From its two observatories, you can overlook a view up to 70 km away on a sunny day.
Tokyo Skytree opened in 2012. In addition to playing a role of a freestanding radio tower, it garners popularity as a popular sightseeing spot. This 634-meter tower was constructed with a tree growing up into the sky as the concept. At 350 meters above the ground is a triple-layered Tembo observation deck, and restaurants where you can spend time looking out at the view, an official shop, and a photo service station are placed. When you change elevators to go further up to the Tembo Galleria at 450 meters above the ground, you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view that affords as far as 70 kilometers away. You need to purchase a separate ticket to go there, but it is worth the purchase to see the townscape from high up in the sky. The light up of the Skytree tower at night is also attractive. Two patterns, Iki chic blue showing the spirit of the tower and Miyabi elegant purple expressing the sense of beauty alternately illuminate the night sky over Tokyo. You will be fascinated by this lighting effect showing Edo aesthetics with the friendly atmosphere of the traditionally commercial and working-class neighborhoods. You can take the Tobu Skytree Line to the Tokyo Skytree Station or take the Hanzomon Line to the Oshiage Station for an easy access to the tower.