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One thing you can say with confidence about Japan is you will never run out of things to see and do. It really does offer an endless stream of new experiences and fascinating sights. Everything you will see and experience is culturally unique and distinct from anywhere else in the world. Even a trip to Macdonalds in Japan is quite an eye opener. Teriyaki tofu burger anyone?

We have collected together some sightseeing experiences you may like to add to your Fully Tailored Trip or to one of our Self-Guided Adventures. Whether you would like to gain a little extra insight through the company of a private guide for a day, or fancy seeing the Tokyo skyline from the very different perspective provided by a helicopter, we have something for you.

We are always adding new experiences so if you do not see your interest listed in our experiences section please let us know.

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Tokyo SkyTree

Overview
Tokyo SkyTree is by far the tallest structure in Japan and offers unparalleled views over Tokyo. On clear days you will be able to see Mt. Fuji and beyond from either of the two 360 degree observation decks. But perhaps even more impressive will be the expanse of the metropolis in front of you - 30 million people going about their business. Seeing all of this through the glass floor of the deck is quite an experience!

At 634 metres tall the tower dwarfs the 333 metre Tokyo Tower and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government buildings which stand at a maximum of 243 metres high. 

The SkyTree was built to improve the TV signal for Tokyo but the complex also houses an aquarium, a theatre and numerous shops and restaurants. In fact a whole new area of Tokyo, 'SkyTree Town', has opened up beneath the elegant canopy of the tower. 

Tokyo SkyTree is located about 20 minutes on foot just over the Sumida river from Asakusa, Tokyo's traditional district and home to Sensoji Temple. The height of the tower has been carefully chosen to chime with the history of this area. '634' can be pronounced 'mu-sa-shi', which refers to Musashi, the ancient province that was home to Tokyo or 'Edo' as it was then called.

Entrance to the observation decks is by advance tickets (ask us for details) or walk-up tickets. Tickets numbers are limited to prepare to queue but it is well worth the effort!  
When:
Open year round.

Where:
The Tokyo SkyTree is a short walk from Oshiage Station on the Asakusa Subway, Hanzomon Subway and Keisei Oshiage lines. From Asakusa it is a 20 minute walk across the Sumida-gawa river.

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Many thanks for taking the time to browse our web-site. We very much hope you are enjoying the site we have put together and that it has inspired you to contact us and take the first steps towards your holiday in Japan!

There are many things to consider when planning your Japan trip: time of year you wish to travel; how long you have available; where in Japan you want to go; the things you wish to experience; what budget you have available to name but a few.

Our Tailored Trip Enquiry Form is designed so we can get as clear an idea as possible as to what will make the perfect Japan trip for you.

After we have received your enquiry, one of our Japan-expert travel consultants will get in touch to discuss your trip in more detail so as we can out together a proposal for you. We donít ask for any money upfront to put together a quote and most importantly, every quote we do is 100% tailored for you.

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