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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Fast Skytree Combo Ticket For International Visitors

Above, the meandering ticket lines at the Skytree. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The Tokyo Skytree has introduced a new ticketing system for added convenience of foreign visitors.

Japan Today reported:
TOKYO —Tokyo Skytree, operated by Tobu Tower Skytree Co Ltd, has released the “Fast Skytree Combo ticket” to the tower’s observation decks, Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria exclusively for visitors from overseas. 
The admission fee system has also been simplified under the new ticket, which is easier for inbound tourists to understand. 
Tokyo Skytree launched the “Fast Skytree Ticket”—the predecessor to the “Fast Skytree Combo ticket”—exclusively for visitors from overseas on February 19, 2015, to allow them to swiftly enter the Tembo Deck without waiting in line at the ticket window to buy admission tickets, thereby improving their convenience. 
A ticket to Tembo Galleria was added to the “Fast Skytree Ticket” and the four age-based fee levels under the “Fast Skytree Ticket” have been reduced to two under the “Fast Skytree Combo ticket.” The new ticket has thus further improved the convenience of inbound tourists visiting Tokyo Skytree.
Above, the Skytree in the morning haze from Asakusa. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

We visited the Skytree last October. While there were long lines, our waiting time from getting in line  to buy tickets to going up the observation deck elevator was under an hour (it was closer to a half-hour wait). The views of Tokyo from the observation deck were spectacular.

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