Sky-High Adventures: A Family Day Out at Tokyo Skytree (Sample Itinerary)
Buckle up for a day trip that promises fun, wonder, and unforgettable memories for the whole family at Tokyo Skytree. In this guide, I am going to share our one day itinerary catering to the little explorers – from wide-eyed tots to curious tweens. And of course, no family expedition is complete without a culinary exploration – savor delectable treats from the local cuisine or indulge in international flavors while overlooking Tokyo's sprawling landscape. Whether you're a seasoned traveler with little companions or a new to Tokyo for just a few da, this is your invitation to a day that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. Let's set out on a family-friendly voyage to Tokyo Skytree that will leave hearts soaring and imaginations ignited.
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🚇Getting to Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is situated in Sumida-Ku (Sumida city) in Tokyo Japan. Access to Skytree is best via the Subway or local train line. There are also busses and.

Tokyo Skytree
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Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) is a broadcasting and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo. It became the tallest structure in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower. It is not only a tower but is full of shops, restaurants and entertainment.
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Tokyo Metro

Take the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line to Oshiage Station (Exit B3 or B4)

Take the Tokyo Metro Asakusa Line to Oshiage Station (Exit A2)

Tobu Skytree Line

If you're coming from areas served by Tobu Railways, you can take the Tobu Skytree Line to Tokyo Skytree Station.

Keisei Oshiage Line

If you're arriving from Narita International Airport or areas serviced by the Keisei Line, you can take the Keisei Oshiage Line to Oshiage Station.

JR Lines

Take the JR Sobu Line to Kinshicho Station and transfer to the Tobu Skytree Line or Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line to Oshiage Station.

Toei Asakusa Line

You can take the Toei Asakusa Line to Oshiage Station.

Once you arrive at Oshiage Station, follow the signs to Tokyo Skytree Town, which is directly connected to the station. It's a short walk from the station to the Tokyo Skytree complex. Remember to check the current train schedules and routes before your trip, as they might have changed since 

Main Activities

Skytree Observation Deck

Watch as your children's faces light up when they catch their first glimpse of Tokyo's skyline from the observation decks, their eyes wide with wonder at the city's vastness. 

Avoid long queues at the ticketing office by getting tickets online. Plus you get a discount buying it online. 

Tokyo Skytree Observation Deck
@alvinjong
There are two levels to the observatory deck and tickets are sold separately. You can see Mount Fuji on a day with clear skies, one of the many reasons getting to the top of Skytree is on the bucket list of many international and local tourists.
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Sumida Aquarium

Journey through the enchanting depths of Sumida Aquarium, where underwater wonders captivate their attention, and the mysteries of the sea come to life before their eyes.

🚨Tip

When visiting Sumida Aquarium, consider timing your visit to coincide with their feeding sessions. These sessions provide a unique opportunity to see the animals in action, learn more about their behaviors, and capture some interesting photos. It's a great way to enhance your overall experience and get a closer look at the marine life on display. 

Sumida Aquarium
@alvinjong
It is a "hidden" gem in the metropolis of Tokyo, it is not a big aquarium but considering it is in Skyree, this an amazing place especially for children.
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Postal Museum Japan 

The amount of time you might want to spend at the Postal Museum Japan can vary depending on your level of interest in postal history, technology, and cultural exhibits. On average, visitors often spend around 1 to 2 hours exploring the museum. This should give you enough time to enjoy the main exhibits, interactive displays, and perhaps participate in any guided tours or hands-on activities that might be available. 

Postal Museum Japan
@alvinjong
The Postal Museum Japan offers a fascinating journey through the history and evolution of Japan's postal services. Make sure to explore the various interactive exhibits that showcase the development of mail delivery, communication technologies, and the role of postal services in shaping the nation's cultural and social landscape. Don't miss the opportunity to send a postcard from the museum's vintage post office and experience a glimpse of the past firsthand!
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🍽️ Food

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Tokyo Solamachi Tabe-Terrace
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Situated on the third floor of Tokyo Skytree. A food court with various options for a quick lunch.
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Ginza Tenryu
@alvinjong
Prepare to be wowed as these colossal creations hit your table – each jumbo gyoza is a masterpiece that boasts the perfect blend of crispiness and succulent filling. With an irresistible combination of flavours, these gyoza stand tall as a testament to the art of Japanese street food elevated to gourmet perfection.
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Kua’Aina Hawaiian Burger & Cafe
@alvinjong
Savor the mouthwatering aroma of flame-grilled burgers crafted to perfection, using the finest locally sourced ingredients and authentic Hawaiian recipes. Sink your teeth into the Juicy Lū'au Burger, a delightful fusion of teriyaki-glazed goodness, or embark on a culinary adventure with the Volcano Burger, packing a punch of fiery flavors that ignite your taste buds. Also, the best fries according to my wife.
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㊕ Special mention

Although situated outside of Tokyo Skytree itself, we recommend visiting the new global Kura Sushi flagship store that opened this March 31 2022 near Tokyo Skytree. The two stories restaurant and boasts the largest amount of floor space for a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant.  

Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Oshiage
@alvinjong
Kura Sushi is one of the most popular revolving sushi restaurants in the world, with many locations in the United States as well as Japan. We prefer Kura Sushi over the other conveyor belt sushi because they claim to have no preservatives or additives in their product offering, making them our top choice when it comes to conveyor belt sushi.
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Desset or snacks

Penny Lane
@alvinjong
Penny Lane is an experience. Pause for a sip of artisanal coffee, savour delectable pastries, and absorb the unique atmosphere that's as inviting as it is captivating.
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Giontsujiri
@alvinjong
At the heart of Gion Tsujiri's allure is its matcha mastery. Indulge in the unparalleled richness of handpicked matcha, sourced from the finest tea estates in Kyoto. From traditional matcha teas, to matcha-infused pastries that redefine sweetness, each creation is a symphony of flavors that honor centuries-old practices while embracing contemporary innovation. We recommend trying its elegant soft serve that layer textures and tastes in perfect harmony.
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Quil Fait Bon Tokyo Skytree Town, Soramachi Branch
@alvinjong
Qu'il Fait Bon captures the essence of the finest French patisseries, where every delicate layer, every intricate detail, is a testament to the pursuit of culinary excellence. This is one of my wife's favourite place to indulge in delicate tarts that balance sweetness and tang in perfect harmony. Each creation is a work of art that marries traditional recipes with a touch of modern flair, inviting you to embark on a sensory journey that's as delightful as it is indulgent.
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🛍️ Shopping

Tokyo Solamachi
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Tokyo Solamachi is a shopper's paradise with over 300 shops and restaurants catering to every taste and interest. From high-end fashion and trendy boutiques to traditional crafts and unique souvenirs, you'll find something for everyone.
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Pokémon Center Sky Tree Town
@alvinjong
Dive into the universe of Pokémon Center Skytree Town, where cherished characters come to life through plush toys, games, and exclusive treasures that spark endless delight. Be sure to check out the limited edition and exclusive merchandise available at Pokémon Center Skytree Town. The store often offers unique items that you won't find anywhere else, including special Skytree Town-themed merchandise.
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LOFT Tokyo Solamachi store
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From stationery that captures your unique personality to home goods that infuse your space with character, LOFT brings together a diverse range of products that are as functional as they are beautiful. Immerse yourself in the world of arts and crafts, discover the latest tech gadgets, or explore the fashion corner where trendsetting styles blend seamlessly with timeless classics.
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Sample Itenierary

Below is a sample itinerary that is based off our recent visit to Tokyo Skytree 

⍟ 9am to 10 am - Grab a breakfast at Penny Lane and explore the aurroundings of Tokyo Skytree especially hotspots for photos

⍟ 10am to 11am - Visit to Observation Deck

⍟ 11am to 12 pm - Visit Postal Museum Japan (if time permits and you finished the Obervation Deck earlier)

⍟ 12 pm to 1pm - Lunch at Tokyo Sola Machi Tabe Terrance or Kua’Aina Hawaiian Burger & Cafe

⍟ 1pm to 4pm - Visit Sumida Aquarium. If time permits, and you finish the aquarium earlier, grab a desset at Giontsujiri or Quil Fait Bon.

⍟ 5pm to 6pm - Shop around Tokyo Solamachi and visit the Pokemon Centre

⍟ 6pm - 7pm - Dinner at Kura Sushi Global Flagship store

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A Malaysian man married to a Japanese wife living in Perth Australia with three beautiful children. We spent an extraordinary amount of time in Japan, living and travelling as a local. Travelling to us is important as it expands our horizon meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. We love to travel as a family but understand it brings another level of challenge. So we want to help by sharing our insights from first hand experiences. We hope our information will help you experience a wonderful trip with your family, relatively stress free~ 😉
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Sky-High Adventures: A Family Day Out at Tokyo Skytree (Sample Itinerary)
Buckle up for a day trip that promises fun, wonder, and unforgettable memories for the whole family at Tokyo Skytree. In this guide, I am going to share our one day itinerary catering to the little explorers – from wide-eyed tots to curious tweens. And of course, no family expedition is complete without a culinary exploration – savor delectable treats from the local cuisine or indulge in international flavors while overlooking Tokyo's sprawling landscape. Whether you're a seasoned traveler with little companions or a new to Tokyo for just a few da, this is your invitation to a day that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. Let's set out on a family-friendly voyage to Tokyo Skytree that will leave hearts soaring and imaginations ignited.
14 Places • 2 Saves • ago
Free

🚇Getting to Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is situated in Sumida-Ku (Sumida city) in Tokyo Japan. Access to Skytree is best via the Subway or local train line. There are also busses and.

Tokyo Skytree
@alvinjong
Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) is a broadcasting and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo. It became the tallest structure in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower. It is not only a tower but is full of shops, restaurants and entertainment.
Add to
Details

Tokyo Metro

Take the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line to Oshiage Station (Exit B3 or B4)

Take the Tokyo Metro Asakusa Line to Oshiage Station (Exit A2)

Tobu Skytree Line

If you're coming from areas served by Tobu Railways, you can take the Tobu Skytree Line to Tokyo Skytree Station.

Keisei Oshiage Line

If you're arriving from Narita International Airport or areas serviced by the Keisei Line, you can take the Keisei Oshiage Line to Oshiage Station.

JR Lines

Take the JR Sobu Line to Kinshicho Station and transfer to the Tobu Skytree Line or Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line to Oshiage Station.

Toei Asakusa Line

You can take the Toei Asakusa Line to Oshiage Station.

Once you arrive at Oshiage Station, follow the signs to Tokyo Skytree Town, which is directly connected to the station. It's a short walk from the station to the Tokyo Skytree complex. Remember to check the current train schedules and routes before your trip, as they might have changed since 

Main Activities

Skytree Observation Deck

Watch as your children's faces light up when they catch their first glimpse of Tokyo's skyline from the observation decks, their eyes wide with wonder at the city's vastness. 

Avoid long queues at the ticketing office by getting tickets online. Plus you get a discount buying it online. 

Tokyo Skytree Observation Deck
@alvinjong
There are two levels to the observatory deck and tickets are sold separately. You can see Mount Fuji on a day with clear skies, one of the many reasons getting to the top of Skytree is on the bucket list of many international and local tourists.
Add to
Details

Sumida Aquarium

Journey through the enchanting depths of Sumida Aquarium, where underwater wonders captivate their attention, and the mysteries of the sea come to life before their eyes.

🚨Tip

When visiting Sumida Aquarium, consider timing your visit to coincide with their feeding sessions. These sessions provide a unique opportunity to see the animals in action, learn more about their behaviors, and capture some interesting photos. It's a great way to enhance your overall experience and get a closer look at the marine life on display. 

Sumida Aquarium
@alvinjong
It is a "hidden" gem in the metropolis of Tokyo, it is not a big aquarium but considering it is in Skyree, this an amazing place especially for children.
Add to
Details

Postal Museum Japan 

The amount of time you might want to spend at the Postal Museum Japan can vary depending on your level of interest in postal history, technology, and cultural exhibits. On average, visitors often spend around 1 to 2 hours exploring the museum. This should give you enough time to enjoy the main exhibits, interactive displays, and perhaps participate in any guided tours or hands-on activities that might be available. 

Postal Museum Japan
@alvinjong
The Postal Museum Japan offers a fascinating journey through the history and evolution of Japan's postal services. Make sure to explore the various interactive exhibits that showcase the development of mail delivery, communication technologies, and the role of postal services in shaping the nation's cultural and social landscape. Don't miss the opportunity to send a postcard from the museum's vintage post office and experience a glimpse of the past firsthand!
Add to
Details

🍽️ Food

Savoury

Tokyo Solamachi Tabe-Terrace
@alvinjong
Situated on the third floor of Tokyo Skytree. A food court with various options for a quick lunch.
Add to
Details
Ginza Tenryu
@alvinjong
Prepare to be wowed as these colossal creations hit your table – each jumbo gyoza is a masterpiece that boasts the perfect blend of crispiness and succulent filling. With an irresistible combination of flavours, these gyoza stand tall as a testament to the art of Japanese street food elevated to gourmet perfection.
Add to
Details

Kua’Aina Hawaiian Burger & Cafe
@alvinjong
Savor the mouthwatering aroma of flame-grilled burgers crafted to perfection, using the finest locally sourced ingredients and authentic Hawaiian recipes. Sink your teeth into the Juicy Lū'au Burger, a delightful fusion of teriyaki-glazed goodness, or embark on a culinary adventure with the Volcano Burger, packing a punch of fiery flavors that ignite your taste buds. Also, the best fries according to my wife.
Add to
Details

㊕ Special mention

Although situated outside of Tokyo Skytree itself, we recommend visiting the new global Kura Sushi flagship store that opened this March 31 2022 near Tokyo Skytree. The two stories restaurant and boasts the largest amount of floor space for a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant.  

Kura Sushi Global Flagship Store Oshiage
@alvinjong
Kura Sushi is one of the most popular revolving sushi restaurants in the world, with many locations in the United States as well as Japan. We prefer Kura Sushi over the other conveyor belt sushi because they claim to have no preservatives or additives in their product offering, making them our top choice when it comes to conveyor belt sushi.
Add to
Details

Desset or snacks

Penny Lane
@alvinjong
Penny Lane is an experience. Pause for a sip of artisanal coffee, savour delectable pastries, and absorb the unique atmosphere that's as inviting as it is captivating.
Add to
Details
Giontsujiri
@alvinjong
At the heart of Gion Tsujiri's allure is its matcha mastery. Indulge in the unparalleled richness of handpicked matcha, sourced from the finest tea estates in Kyoto. From traditional matcha teas, to matcha-infused pastries that redefine sweetness, each creation is a symphony of flavors that honor centuries-old practices while embracing contemporary innovation. We recommend trying its elegant soft serve that layer textures and tastes in perfect harmony.
Add to
Details
Quil Fait Bon Tokyo Skytree Town, Soramachi Branch
@alvinjong
Qu'il Fait Bon captures the essence of the finest French patisseries, where every delicate layer, every intricate detail, is a testament to the pursuit of culinary excellence. This is one of my wife's favourite place to indulge in delicate tarts that balance sweetness and tang in perfect harmony. Each creation is a work of art that marries traditional recipes with a touch of modern flair, inviting you to embark on a sensory journey that's as delightful as it is indulgent.
Add to
Details

🛍️ Shopping

Tokyo Solamachi
@alvinjong
Tokyo Solamachi is a shopper's paradise with over 300 shops and restaurants catering to every taste and interest. From high-end fashion and trendy boutiques to traditional crafts and unique souvenirs, you'll find something for everyone.
Add to
Details
Pokémon Center Sky Tree Town
@alvinjong
Dive into the universe of Pokémon Center Skytree Town, where cherished characters come to life through plush toys, games, and exclusive treasures that spark endless delight. Be sure to check out the limited edition and exclusive merchandise available at Pokémon Center Skytree Town. The store often offers unique items that you won't find anywhere else, including special Skytree Town-themed merchandise.
Add to
Details
LOFT Tokyo Solamachi store
@alvinjong
From stationery that captures your unique personality to home goods that infuse your space with character, LOFT brings together a diverse range of products that are as functional as they are beautiful. Immerse yourself in the world of arts and crafts, discover the latest tech gadgets, or explore the fashion corner where trendsetting styles blend seamlessly with timeless classics.
Add to
Details

Other Useful Services

Sample Itenierary

Below is a sample itinerary that is based off our recent visit to Tokyo Skytree 

⍟ 9am to 10 am - Grab a breakfast at Penny Lane and explore the aurroundings of Tokyo Skytree especially hotspots for photos

⍟ 10am to 11am - Visit to Observation Deck

⍟ 11am to 12 pm - Visit Postal Museum Japan (if time permits and you finished the Obervation Deck earlier)

⍟ 12 pm to 1pm - Lunch at Tokyo Sola Machi Tabe Terrance or Kua’Aina Hawaiian Burger & Cafe

⍟ 1pm to 4pm - Visit Sumida Aquarium. If time permits, and you finish the aquarium earlier, grab a desset at Giontsujiri or Quil Fait Bon.

⍟ 5pm to 6pm - Shop around Tokyo Solamachi and visit the Pokemon Centre

⍟ 6pm - 7pm - Dinner at Kura Sushi Global Flagship store

* * *
CURATED BY
A Malaysian man married to a Japanese wife living in Perth Australia with three beautiful children. We spent an extraordinary amount of time in Japan, living and travelling as a local. Travelling to us is important as it expands our horizon meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. We love to travel as a family but understand it brings another level of challenge. So we want to help by sharing our insights from first hand experiences. We hope our information will help you experience a wonderful trip with your family, relatively stress free~ 😉
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