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.
This shopping and entertainment complex at the base of Tokyo Skytree contains over 300 shops, a postal museum, a small planetarium, and Sumida Aquarium. The shopping complex is—in all honesty—much like any other in the city. You can find Western restaurants, a food hall, clothing brands, and art and craft stores. Due to the high number of foreign visitors there are many souvenir shops.
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