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A new town is born near the TOKYO SKYTREE!

The whole world is paying attention to the TOKYO SKYTREE, which has reached the height of 634 meters to become the highest freestanding broadcasting tower in the world. Construction is being completed steadily for its opening approximately one year from now. The TOKYO SKYTREE has become a new famous place in Tokyo, and stands over the Asakusa, Honjo, Mukojima, and Oshiage areas of Sumida Ward and near from Taito Ward – the center of old-fashioned Edo culture including food, entertainment, and items made by craftsmen. The TOKYO SKYTREE is also expected to help create a new town that skillfully mixes Shitamachi (old downtown) traditions with modern culture.

When they hear the phrase “TOKYO SKYTREE,” many people focus on the main tower portion. However, the area around the tower’s foot is also scheduled to open as the “TOKYO SKYTREE Town.” The lineup is planned to include a domed theater, aquarium, trendy shops, and restaurants. Nearby stores have begun offering new famous products such as rice bowls with shrimp tempura – as well as desserts including Danishes and roll cake – based on the motif of the TOKYO SKYTREE, bringing brand new energy to old-fashioned shops.

The TOKYO SKYTREE is scheduled to open in the spring of 2012, so there’s only a little bit of time left until the birth of a new famous location that will transmit Tokyo’s liveliness to the world!

Image provided by © TOBU Railway CO.,LTD and TOBU TOWER SKY TREE Co.,Ltd


1 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo


Scheduled to open in spring 2012


Directly connected to Oshiage Station on the Tobu Isesaki Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Keisei Oshiage Line, or Toei Asakusa Line; or Narihirabashi (TOKYO SKYTREE Station) on the Tobu Isesaki Line

For more information

Tobu Tower Sky Tree Co.,Ltd.


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Check out how to have fun in the Shitamachi (old downtown) area!
The home of Oshinari-kun

“The home of Oshinari-kun” refers to the tourist information centers/rest areas at Oshiage and Narihirabashi, where visitors can receive sightseeing information about the area around the TOKYO SKYTREE as well as the entire Sumida Ward area. Tea is also served for free, making Oshinari-kun’s home the perfect place to relax.

<Oshinari Shopping Street Promotion Association>
2-15-6 Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
For more information: 03-6751-9811
Hours 10:30-17:00 Closed Tuesday

Sumida Monodokoro

Visitors to the Sumida Monodokoro can actually touch and purchase authorized “Sumida brand” products, as well as goods produced within Sumida Ward. This space features special exhibitions as well as displays and sales of everyday goods, traditional crafts, foodstuffs, and more. Don’t forget to stop by when you come to view the TOKYO SKYTREE!

<“Visit Sumida” Tourism Office>
2-15-5 Narihira, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
For more information 03-6658-8751
Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in principle except for Wednesday and the year end/New Year holiday