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Tokyo Skytree 東京スカイツリー
Tokyo Skytree is a 634-meter high broadcasting and observation tower built in 2012. It is currently the tallest structure in Japan and the tallest tower in the world.
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Pricey, but in my opinion totally worth it. No matter what time of day you go you'll be astounded by just how far Tokyo stretches out for and it really puts things in perspective. I was completely mesmerised by the view, and amazed by how fast the elevator ascended!
I recommend going before sunset and staying to watch the sun go down and the lights come on all over the city!
Tourist friendly, more accommodating than the usual megacity viewpoint and with terrific views!
My full review and article: https://www.odigo.jp/articles/14863-3-reasons-why-you-must-visit-the-tokyo-skytree
You can purchase your tickets early online, but the ticket website is in Japanese. You can either use google chrome or translate on your phone to read through the menus. You can also purchase tickets at any Japanese 7-Eleven using their copy/ticket machines (about Y500 more expensive, but worth it). A little work to save you a lot of waiting time in line. Also, check the night prior what the weather would be like so you don't go any days when you can't see anything.
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