Opened in May 2012, Tokyo Skytree Town is a commercial complex located in Oshiage, the centerpiece of which is Tokyo Skytree—Japan’s tallest structure at 634m. Tokyo Solamachi, a shopping and entertainment complex, surrounds the base of Tokyo Skytree, and houses an aquarium and a small planetarium. Tokyo Skytree Town can be reached from Asakusa in 10-15 minutes by foot so you should think about seeing both areas on the same day.
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Sumida Aquarium opened in 2012 and is home to over 10,000 sea animals. The indoors tank where you can observe penguins and seals at play is the largest in Japan. The aquarium is located within the Solamachi commercial complex.
At 634 meters Tokyo Skytree is Japan’s tallest building and was, at the time of completion in 2012, the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The tower has two observation decks at 350m and 450m.