From a great height: Tokyo sky decks offer fresh perspective to tourists
Published: Jun 29, 2021 09:28 PM
Photo: IC

Photo: IC

The seemingly endless sprawl of Tokyo can be hard to take in from the ground. But sky-high observation decks dotted across the Japanese capital offer a fresh perspective.

Among the most popular are the two decks at the Tokyo Skytree, which attracted an average of 4.5 million visitors per year before the pandemic.

With its distinctive metallic lattice facade, the 634-meter tower can be seen for miles around in Tokyo and offers the highest observation deck in the city.

The Tembo Deck is a little over halfway up, with towering glass panels allowing a panoramic view of the concrete jungle far below.

The Skytree boasts that visitors can see up to 70 kilometers away, with Japan's Mount Fuji regularly visible floating above the city's haze.

But the tower allows visitors higher still, with a second observation deck at 450 meters above ground.