Tokyo Skytree offers tours of 155-meter-high, open-air terrace for 1st time | Inquirer Lifestyle
Tokyo Skytree’s open-air terrace
Tokyo Skytree’s open-air terrace, located at a height of 155 meters, will be open for public tours starting on Oct. 23. PHOTO courtesy of Tobu Tower Skytree Co. via The Japan News/Asia News Network

Tokyo Skytree offers tours of 155-meter-high, open-air terrace for 1st time

Tokyo Skytree’s open-air terrace
Tokyo Skytree’s open-air terrace, located at a height of 155 meters, will be open for public tours starting on Oct. 23. PHOTO courtesy of Tobu Tower Skytree Co. via The Japan News/Asia News Network

TOKYO — The open-air terrace at the Tokyo Skytree tower in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, will be open to the public for the first time as part of a guided tour that will start on Oct. 23. The terrace is located at a height of 155 meters above ground.

On the tour, a guide will show the interior of the tower’s structural steel framework, and participants will be able to view the Tokyo skyline through openings in the structure while exposed to the wind. They will also view a passageway for inspectors and a device equipped with light-emitting diodes to illuminate the tower.

The terrace is located near the rooftop of a room that houses equipment. Although the terrace has been closed to the public, Skytree’s operator decided to conduct a tour of that section because a similar guided tour of the tower’s base turned out to be very popular.

The new tour will last about 50 minutes and be given 12 times a day, with a maximum of 25 persons aged 6 or older admitted each time. It will cost ¥1,700 per person, plus the cost of admission to the tower. No tours will be given on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and certain other days.