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The Many Attractions of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town

  • Sitting at the base of Tokyo Skytree you’ll find Tokyo Solamachi (Tokyo Skytree Town) a large, sprawling shopping and an entertainment complex that’s perfect for family adventures, or killing time on rainy days. Home over 300 retail outlets, if you do plan to visit Tokyo Skytree it’s worth putting aside a few hours to explore everything this modern complex has to offer. Combine a visit here with a day spent wandering through the historic neighbouring street of Asakusa to get two very different perspectives of Tokyo.

    The Many Attractions of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town

    The Many Attractions of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town

    Inside the complex you’ll find a huge selection of gift stores and collectible outlets selling both commonly found and unique souvenirs and specialized food and stores showcasing traditional Tokyo crafts like delicate glassware and ceramics. Some of the outlet’s most highly recommended gift stores include Kyukyodo a calligraphy supplies, and Japanese paper products store that was founded Kyoto in 1663, Ginza Natsuno, a store dedicated to the world of lacquerware chopsticks, and Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya, a store dedicated to replica food samples. All of these stores can be found on the fourth floor.

    The Many Attractions of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town

    The Many Attractions of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town

    If it’s food you’re after, then you’re in luck as the Tokyo Solamachi complex is home to a sprawling food market, food court and four floors filled of local and internationally inspired restaurants. You’ll also find restaurants on the top two floors of the Skytree East Building, which offer excellent viewing of Tokyo Skytree.

    The Many Attractions of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town

    The Many Attractions of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town

    For more child friendly attractions, head on over to the Sumida Aquarium, this mid-size aquarium hosts an estimated 10,000 sea creatures. The Aquarium’s main feature is its massive 350 thousand-litre tank, which is officially the largest indoor tank in Japan, home to a family of penguins and several fur seals. Beyond the aquarium there’s also the Tenku Planetarium and a number of lush green outdoor spaces that play host to a rosters of temporary attractions. If you visit during the school holidays there’s a very good chance you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities to explore in this area.

    The Many Attractions of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town

    The Many Attractions of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town

    Before you leave be sure to head back into the shopping complex to browse through the Tokyo Skytree official gift store to pick up some unique omiyage, and wander through fourth floor stores dedicated to TV character style figurines and other cute and collectible Japanese goods.

    The Many Attractions of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town

    The Many Attractions of Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree Town

    The town is just a 20-minute walk from central Asakusa and sits next to Tokyo Skytree Station which is accessible on the Tobu Isesaki Line. You can also get to the area via Oshiage Station on the Asakusa Subway Line, Hanzomon Subway Line and Keisei Oshiage Line. A bus trip from Tokyo or Ueno Station is also possible, it takes around 30 minutes and costs 220 yen each way.

    Tokyo Solamachi (R)
    Address
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2
    Phone
    0570550102
    Tokyo Skytree (R)
    Address
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2
    Phone
    0570550634
    SUMIDA AQUARIUM
    rating 754 Reviews
    Address
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2 Tokyo Sky Tree Town/Sola Massi 5/6 F
    Phone
    0356191821
    Konica Minolta Planetarium in Tokyo Skytree Town
    Address
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2 Tokyo Sky Tree Town (R) East Yard 7F
    Phone
    0356103043
  • Tokyo Skytree[Narihirabashi]
    Address
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-chome
    Phone
    Oshiage
    Address
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Narihira 3 chome
    Phone
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