While organising all the photos in my Macbook Air, I stumbled upon lots of photos from my Japan trip back in March which I have yet to publish^^; So today I’ll be sharing my travel experiences and some of the photos taken at Tokyo Skytree’s observation deck and Solamachi.
Tokyo Skytree is the tallest building in Japan and it’s considered as a new landmark of Tokyo. This 643 m tower was constructed to replace the Tokyo Tower for broadcasting needs, as the Tokyo Tower lacked the height needed to cover the digital TV broadcast.
There is also a large shopping complex called Solamachi and an aquarium is located at its base.
To get to Tokyo Skytree, you can drop off at Tokyo Skytree Station (Skytree West Yard) or Oshiage station (Skytree East Yard).
While doing my research on the Tokyo Skytree on Google/Wikipedia/Youtube, I found this episode of Japan Mode which talks about the Tokyo Skytree. Japan Mode is a weekly 30 min TV show which focuses on the Japanese lifestyle and it is hosted by my friend Danny Choo. Feel free to check out the video below if you prefer to watch than read ^^;
The ticket counter for Tokyo Skytree is located at the 4th floor. You can either take a reserved Ticket or a numbered ticket to line up for the Day Ticket.
Price of the ticket to go up to the Tokyo Skytree Tembo observation Deck (350th floor) is 2,060 yen. If you are going up to Skytree Tembo observation Galleria (450th floor), you’ll need to pay another 1,030 yen.
What I have here is a numbered ticket, once you get this ticket you’ll have lineup at the appointed time and venue to buy the day tickets in order to go up to Tokyo Skytree.
I remembered that I visited Tokyo Skytree on the weekend and the place was jam-packed with people ^^;
I had to wait a while to get inside so I decided to wander around at the Tokyo Solamachi shopping area – it has a load of food/fashion/toy stores for you to shop (more than 300 stores).
^Japanese Plastic Dessert foods looks tasty!
^634mm of karage (fried food) for you and your friends?
^More Japanese Plastic foods ^^
^And this is not plastic food ^^;
^If you like Japanese snacks, then lookout for Dagashi Yumeya (だがし 夢や) which has tons of traditional Japanese snacks.
Took this photo before lining up to enter Tokyo Skytree. I heard that the elevator travels 600m/min and it will get you up to the Tembo observation Deck in less than one minute @.@
Took these photos at Tembo observation Deck (350th floor). Am glad that I was able to catch a glimpse of the landscape of Tokyo on a clear night. Note you can see the Tokyo Tower is in the foreground of the picture.
^and here is a transparent glass panel so you can see what’s down below on the ground ^^;
Will be sharing the rest of my Japan trip photos soon. Meanwhile, more places to visit in Japan listed up here: