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Updated: September 14, 2023
With towering TOKYO SKYTREE at its center, TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN lacks no shortage of visitors. But the additional attractions―including the shopping plaza TOKYO Solamachi, a world-class aquarium, and a planetarium program using aromas for a healing experience―are what make the large multi-purpose complex worthy of a visit.
Opened in 2012 across the Sumidagawa River from Asakusa, TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN shopping and entertainment complex is a convenient way to round out a visit to the old shitamachi downtown area of Asakusa. The complex’s main draw is soaring TOKYO SKYTREE, a 634-meter high television broadcasting tower with freestanding structures and Tembo Deck with unbeaten views of Tokyo and neighboring districts.
The 300-odd shops and restaurants at the foot of TOKYO SKYTREE collectively known as Tokyo Solamachi strive to embrace new trends but at the same time, capture the feel of this area of Tokyo from days of yore.
Konica Minolta Planetarium “Tenku” in TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN features SOUND DOME screenings with superb sound equipment, a healing planetarium scented with aromas, and other programs perfect for adult date nights.
Nearby Sumida Aquarium on the 5th and 6th floors, housing around 7,000 sea creatures, has more of a family feel and allows an intimate look at marine life while in the heart of Tokyo. Visit the aquarium to watch penguins and seals cavorting in the indoor open-pool tank and see tanks representing the habitats of Tokyo Bay and the Izu and Ogasawara islands. You can also observe the daily operations of the keepers as they tend to the needs of the aquatic life.
For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.