Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower that upon reaching its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011 became the tallest tower in the world, and the second tallest structure after the Burj Khalifa.
The tower is the primary television and radio broadcast site, yet its uniterupted views from the observation deck make it widely popular with locals and tourists alike. The base of the tower has a cylindrical tripod-like structure with observatories at 350m (1,150 ft) and 450m (1,480 ft).
As the Skytree’s opening approached in 2011, people reportedly waited in line for a week to get tickets and believe me it is insanely busy even now. If you are an international visitor, Skytree Tower has an express path which whisks you to the 350m platform ahead of the patiently waiting Japanese. Skytree Tower effectively demonstrates the immense urban sprawl of this metropolis. There are no major landmarks to see, just building after building practically to the horizon. Well worth a visit.
Address: 1-2, Oshiage 1-Chōme, Sumida | Web: tokyo-skytree.jp