Japan's biggest day out -- our insider guide to Tokyo Skytree
News On Japan via CNN -- Nov 02
With very little information currently available in English on all Tokyo Skytree has to offer, we've come up with the ultimate guide to exactly where, when and how visitors can get the most value for their time and money spent at Tokyo's newest Big Thing.
At 634 meters, Skytree holds the record for tallest broadcasting tower ever. It's also currently Japan's No. 1 tourist attraction and not just for its jaw-dropping size.
Skytree Town's sprawling entertainment complex covers several city blocks. Shops, restaurants, an aquarium, a planetarium (with a one-of-a-kind aromatherapy show) and, of course, the tower itself pulled in 16.66 million visitors in the 100 days after opening last May.
Even though summer vacation is long over, Skytree Town is still averaging around 170,000 visitors per day. Avoid weekends or holidays if your itinerary allows.
Crowded or not, you can still have a great time -- eat, drink, shop for unique souvenirs, see the city from the viewing platform 350 meters in the air and get those perfect shots of Skytree - if you know where to go.
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