TOKYO- Since mid July, the operator of Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcast tower at 634 meters, on Wednesday started selling same-day tickets.
Tobu Tower Skytree Co. said it will sell some 10,000 tickets a day at 2,500 yen and will distribute numbered tickets with a specified time for pickup if queuing time exceeds one hour. The tickets permit access to the 350-meter observation deck, but visitors need to purchase another ticket to reach the 450-meter deck.
Because of the expected crowds in the first weeks of the tower's operation, the operator had only admitted visitors with advance reservations to the observation deck between the tower's opening on May 22 and July 10. On the first opening day without a booking, over 640,000 visitors visited the tower. Total number of visitors to Tokyo Skytree Town, a new commercial complex featuring the landmark tower in Sumida Ward in eastern Tokyo, is now reaching over nine million visitors according to the operator.