Tokyo Skytree is the largest self-standing radio tower in the whole World. At a height of 634m, you can see it from many locations. In this article, we're going to go into our 5 most recommended spots to take a picture and see Tokyo Skytree from Asakusa.
Senso-ji Temple is Tokyo's longest-standing Buddhist Temple. You can see Tokyo Skytree from the temple grounds, and take a picture with the Buddhist main shrine and Skytree both in view.
Also, the entrance to Senso-ji temple, Kaminarimon, is also very famous being known as the symbol of Asakusa. It's especially popular as a photo spot during the Chinese lantern festival.
Other than this, you can check out 3 historical cultural assets of Japan being the five-storied pagoda, dempoin temple, and hour bell.
- Address：2-chōme-3-1 Asakusa, Taito Shi, Tokyo 111-0032
- Access：5-minute walk from Asakusa Station using the Tobu Skytree Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tsukuba Express, or Toei Asakusa Line
➁Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
The Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center is a location where many tourists gather to get information on surrounding sightseeing spots. They have information available in multiple languages including English, Chinese, and Korean, as well as a hall where you can watch some movies about traditional Japanese dance known as "Buyō".
If you're planning to check out the Tokyo Skytree from here, you have to go to the 8th-floor viewing terrace. Thanks to the open view, you're able to see and capture the Skytree in all its glory.
- Address：2-chōme-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito Shi, Tokyo 111-0034
- Access： 2-minute walk from Asakusa Station using the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Toei Asakusa Line
Sumida Park can be found alongside the Sumida River. It has been famous as a spot to see cherry blossom trees from the Edo period of Japan, but in more recent years has been gaining popularity as a spot to see and picture the Tokyo Skytree. You are able to see the radio tower during your walk through the park, and it slowly gets larger the closer you walk through the park towards it.
While you can see Tokyo Skytree all-year-round, if you're going to visit Sumida Park, then visiting when you can see the cherry blossoms blooming is best.
You can see other flowers in the park as well, such as Prunus mume or French hydrangea. If you want to see the Prunus mume, then visiting during January and February is best, cherry blossoms as always are during March and April, and the French hydrangea can be seen during May, June, and July.
- Address：1-chōme-2-5 Mukōjima, Sumida Shi, Tokyo 131-0033
- Access：5-minute walk from Asakusa Station using the Toei Asakusa Line / 3-minute walk from Asakusa Station using either the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Tobu-Isesaki Line
Azumabashi is a bridge that goes over the Samuda River. It connects the Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo Skytree area, and it very popular with sightseers. The bridge itself has a long history, first being built in the year 1774. After that, it was rebuilt many times and was most recently rebuilt in the year 1931 as you can see today.
The reason it's so famous as a photo spot for many tourists is that you can take a picture of not only Tokyo Skytree, but of the Asahi building, and the fire from the Olympic cauldron.
Also, there is a light-up event during the summer on the bridge, which makes an almost otherwordly collaboration with Tokyo Skytree when pictured.
- Address：1 Chome / 2 Chome / Kaminarimon 1 Chome Hanakawado, Taito Shi, Tokyo 111-0033
- Access：Right next to Asakusa Station using the Tokyo Metro or Toei Line
⑤Asakusa Hare Terrace
Asakusa Hare Terrace is a public space that can be found on the roof of EKIMISE Asakusa. You're able to see the entire of Tokyo Skytree and get Asakusa's townscape in the picture as well.
Of course, you're able to just take a picture of Tokyo Skytree only as well. We recommend checking out Tokyo Skytree with a lot of different backgrounds and collaborations to find your favorite shot.
Thanks to the surroundings of the rooftop being quite dark, you can take some beautiful pictures of the Skytree once it has been lit up at night.
- Address：1-chōme-4-1 Hanakawado, Taito Shi, Tokyo 111-0033
- Access：1-minute walk from Asakusa Station using the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Directly connected to Asakusa Station using the Tobu Skytree Line