Enjoy a Panoramic View of The City’s Landscape and Skyline From the Highest Tower in Japan

Can you guess how tall the Tokyo Skytree is?

Tokyo Skytree(R) is the highest tower in Japan at 634 meters high. Their observatory deck where you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view is always a sight to see along with Tenbo Galleria where you will feel like you’re walking midair. 

In the
Skytree Terrace Tour you may see the landscape of Tokyo from steel frames that are 155 meters above ground. Although the Terrace Tour is closed from December 28 to March 6, Walkerplus held a special tour for readers last February 15. In this article, we share the details of the event where participants enjoyed the 2020 Terrace Tour first among others during the winter cold.

In the
Skytree Terrace Tour, you may experience dynamic landscapes, feel light above the ground, and see-through glass.

Start your tour at the Skytree Terrace Tour reception to take precautionary lectures from the tour guide. After this, you will be led to take the elevator that will bring you up to the terrace. The elevator that is decorated with the theme of spring will be limited for tour participants only.

Check out the beautiful interior of the elevator.

When you get off the elevator, the landscape of Tokyo peeping through the steel frames of the Tokyo Skytree will truly take your breath away. The guide will explain the townscape and the surrounding rivers that can be seen from the Skytree. It will take about 20 minutes to walk around the entire terrace.

The guide will explain the sights that can be seen in every direction.

You may see the landscape of Tokyo without anything blocking the view

Unfortunately, we couldn’t see the blue sky during the tour, but the silhouette of
Mount Fuji beyond the skyrise buildings was still visible. The participants were glued to the landscape of Tokyo despite the strong winter wind.

The structure of Skytree continues up to the sky when you look up.

Not only can you see the landscape, but you can also view the structure of Skytree, which is one of the attractive points of the tour. People were eagerly asking questions about the structure, and photography techniques taught by the guide using the inner camera of their smartphones were tried by the participants. There are many ways to enjoy the tour like how the children were fascinated in watching the hoisting machine inside the elevator.

Not only can you see the landscape, but you can also see the terrace’s inner structure. 


At the end of the tour,  all of the participants gathered to have their group photo taken. Participants went home with smiles on their faces, and you can hear their joyful sentiments. One said, “I could see large buildings become small.” Another participant shared, “It was interesting!” Someone was happy with the views and said, “I’m satisfied with the photos I took.” And another was happy to share, “I was able to let my child have a unique experience.”

The participants were smiling at the special tour. 

The Skytree Terrace Tour for 2020 will begin on March 7. It will take about 50 minutes including the lecture, and will be held 12 times a day from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are available on the day of the tour, and it costs ¥2,500 per person but will be ¥1,700 if you also purchase an entry ticket to the
Observatory Deck. Tickets are available at the 4F ticket counter or at the 1F Skytree Terrace Tour counter. Enjoy another phase of the Skytree that goes beyond glass windows. We hope you can visit this spring!

Provided by Japan Walker
TM, WalkerplusTM, and Tokyo WalkerTM (21 February 2020)

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