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The Ultimate Muslim-Friendly Guide To Tokyo Skytree in Japan

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Syahirah Mazlan •  Aug 24, 2023

Are you ready to go on a magnificent journey to one of Japan's most iconic landmarks? Buckle up as we take you on an exciting adventure to Tokyo Skytree, a breathtaking marvel that stands tall against the skyline of Tokyo. Get ready to discover the city from new heights (literally) as we share with you the ultimate Muslim-friendly guide to Tokyo Skytree from ticket prices to halal food nearby and more. Let's dive right into our guide!

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What is Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It is the tallest structure in Japan and the second tallest structure in the world, after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The tower is 634 meters (2,080 feet) tall and has three observation decks: the Tembo Deck on the 350th floor, the Tembo Galleria on the 450th floor, and the Space DeCK on the 451st floor.

The Tokyo Skytree was built to replace the Tokyo Tower, which was the tallest structure in Japan from 1958 to 2010. The Skytree was designed to be a more efficient broadcasting tower and to offer better views of Tokyo.

Getting there (from Central Tokyo)

By train

  • The closest train station to Tokyo Skytree is Oshiage Station on the Tobu Skytree Line. From there, it is a 5-minute walk to the Skytree.
  • You can also take the JR Yamanote Line or the Toei Asakusa Line to Sumida Station and then transfer to the Tobu Skytree Line.

By bus

  • There are several bus lines that stop near Tokyo Skytree. The most convenient bus stop is Solamachi, which is located right next to the Skytree.
  • You can take the Tokyo Metro Toei Oedo Line or the Tobu Skytree Line to Oshiage Station and then walk to the Solamachi bus stop.

By private hire

  • If you are traveling with a group, you can also take a private hire taxi or car to Tokyo Skytree.

Here are the estimated travel times and costs for each of these options:

  • Train: 20-30 minutes, ¥200-¥300
  • Bus: 30-40 minutes, ¥200
  • Private hire: 15-20 minutes, ¥1,000-¥1,500

What to do at Tokyo Skytree

Sight-seeing

Prepare to be amazed as you ascend Tokyo Skytree's towering heights. At 634 meters, it's the world's tallest freestanding broadcasting tower, offering panoramic views that will leave you speechless. As you rise above, take a moment to appreciate the grandeur of Tokyo's urban landscape, from the bustling streets to the serene parks!

What do buy

Indulge in a bit of retail therapy at Tokyo Skytree Town. Discover a variety of shops, boutiques, and souvenir stores that offer unique Japanese goods! Here are some items you must buy:

  • Tenugui (Japanese towels)
  • Dagashi (cheap sweets)
  • Chopsticks
  • Sensu (folded fans)

Prayer facility at Tokyo Skytree

The prayer room is conveniently located on the first floor of Solamachi (Tokyo Skytree Town). It's also located near the group ticket counter and the Skytree Shop! There are also segregated prayer areas for men and women. As for wudhu, you can use the slippers provided and head to the nearest toilet.

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Halal food near Tokyo Skytree

1. Menya Kaijin

Want a change from the typical chicken/miso broth? Then you'll have to visit Menya Kaijin and try their seafood ramen! The fish-and-seafood-based broth is clear & really light but still yummy. Plus, it's also located in the heart of Tokyo, Shinjuku, which is super convenient to get to!

Halal Status: Seafood options available, broth is purely fish-based. The chicken is not halal, but pork or alcohol is not used in food preparation. Let the staff know that you don't want the chicken to be added, they can replace it with shrimp. Utensils are also not separated. Alcohol is served in the establishment. Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise you to dine at your discretion.

The average price of main dishes: JPY1000

Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 11AM-3PM, 4.30PM-10PM, Sat-Sun; 11AM-10PM

Address: 2F, 3-35-7, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Shinjuku outlet), 2F, 1-5-9, Kichijojiminamimachi, Musashino-shi, Tokyo (Kichijoji outlet)

Contact: +81 03-3356-5658

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2. T's Tantan (Tokyo Station)

Sightseeing around Tokyo station or travelling but need a quick meal fix? Head over to T's Tantan - an eatery specialising in vegan ramen. If the idea of having a vegan never appealed to you, this would make you change your mind as even meat lovers have high praises for it.

Ramen is usually made using meat bones to give it its rich taste, but, amazingly, T's don't use any meat, fish, egg or dairy products in their ramen. They have various ramen broths like white sesame, golden sesame and black sesame plus soy/peanut dressing to enrich its taste. The thin noodles also have a great texture and pair well with the light broth. Don't forget to try the ramen with gyoza and fried soya meat too!

Halal status: Fully vegan menu, Alcohol is served in the establishment, so do dine at your discretion.

Average price of main dishes: JPY800

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM - 10PM

Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Inside JR Tokyo station, Yaesu South exit, 1F, Keiyo Street)

Contact: +81 3-3218-8040

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P.S. For more halal food options in Tokyo, check out our Complete Guide To Halal Authentic Japanese Food In Tokyo!

Pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and embark on a journey of a lifetime. Tokyo Skytree awaits, ready to enchant you with its grandeur and charm. Safe travels and happy exploring!