14 Must Visit Photo Spots for Tokyo Skytree in the Asakusa Area

Sensoji Temple (Taito City) Highlights
Sensoji Temple (Taito City)

The “Highlights” section of the  Tokyo Shitamachi Guide recommends must-visit spots in Tokyo’s Shitamachi area. Each article focuses on a specific site just for you.

This time, our theme is “Top 14 Photo Spots for Tokyo Skytree in the Asakusa Area.”

Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting tower in Sumida City, Tokyo. It’s the tallest building in Japan at 634 meters (2,080 feet) and one of the most famous landmarks in Tokyo’s Shitamachi area.

Since Taito City, where Asakusa is located, is next to Sumida City, you can get great views of Tokyo Skytree from the Asakusa area.

This article highlights 14 picture-perfect views of Tokyo Skytree. We hope you find it helpful as you explore Tokyo’s Shitamachi area.

The Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

The Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center (Taito City)
The Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center (Taito City)

The Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center is a complex with various amenities, including tourist facilities. It is located right in front of the Kaminarimon Gate of Sensoji Temple.

One of its highlights is the free observation terrace on the 8th floor, where you can enjoy a great view of Tokyo Skytree over the Sumida River.

The terrace is open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, but please note that tripods are not allowed.

Kaminarimon-dori Street

Kaminarimon-dori Street (Taito City)
Kaminarimon-dori Street (Taito City)

Kaminarimon-dori Street runs east to west in front of Kaminarimon Gate of Sensoji Temple. At its eastern end is Azumabashi Bridge, which offers a great view of Tokyo Skytree.

One of the best photo spots on this street is at the intersection in front of Kaminarimon Gate. From here, you can capture photos of Tokyo Skytree, the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, and the Asahi Group HQ building.

Azuma-bashi Bridge

Azuma-bashi Bridge (Taito City)
Azuma-bashi Bridge (Taito City)

Azuma-bashi Bridge spans the Sumida River, connecting Taito City and Sumida City.

From the Taito City side, you can take photos of Tokyo Skytree, the Asahi Beer HQ building, and the Asahi Flame (a gigantic golden object).

This area is well-known, as it was featured several times in the anime “Kageki Shoujo!!”

The Sumida River Terrace

The Sumida River (Taito City)
The Sumida River (Taito City)

The Sumida River Terrace is a promenade on both sides of the Sumida River.

From the Taito City side, you can get a great view of Tokyo Skytree, especially between Azuma-bashi Bridge and Sakura-bashi Bridge.

The photo above was taken from the Sumida River Terrace near the Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Skytree Line) tracks, about a two-minute walk upstream from Azuma-bashi.

The Sumida River (Taito City)
The Sumida River (Taito City)

The second photo was taken of the Asahi Group Headquarters from this location. Here, you can capture Tokyo Skytree reflected in the building.

This spot is also great for night photography. Depending on the timing, you can capture a train, Tokyo Skytree, and a houseboat in one shot.

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple (Taito City)
Sensoji Temple (Taito City)

Sensoji Temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo and a major tourist attraction in the Asakusa area.

From the temple’s precincts, you can capture photos of the historic buildings with Tokyo Skytree in the background.

The photo above was taken from Okuyamamon Gate, where you can shoot the five-story pagoda and Tokyo Skytree together.

Sensoji Temple (Taito City)
Sensoji Temple (Taito City)

The second photo above was taken from Hozomon Gate, where the lower half of Tokyo Skytree is hidden from view.

The Viewpoint at Sumida Park (Taito City Side)

Sumida Park (Taito City)
Sumida Park (Taito City)

Sumida Park (Taito City side) features a square that offers a great viewpoint for Tokyo Skytree, located between Azuma-bashi Bridge and Kototoi-bashi Bridge.

From this square, you can get a clear view of Tokyo Skytree and take a full-length photo of the tower without needing a wide-angle lens.

There is also a Tully’s Coffee in this square. We recommend enjoying the view of Tokyo Skytree from inside the store or from the terrace seats.

Kototoi-bashi Bridge

Kototoi-bashi Intersection W (Taito City)
Kototoi-bashi Intersection W (Taito City)

Kototoi-bashi Bridge is located upstream from Azuma-bashi Bridge.

From Kototoi-bashi Bridge, you have an unobstructed view of Tokyo Skytree directly ahead, making it a perfect spot for capturing the entire tower in a photo.

The first photo above was taken on the sidewalk at the Kototoi-bashi West intersection. I recommend taking long-exposure shots at night here to capture the car taillights along with Tokyo Skytree in the background.

Kototoi-bashi Bridge (Taito City)
Kototoi-bashi Bridge (Taito City)

The second photo above was taken from Kototoi-bashi Bridge. You can also enjoy a clear view of Tokyo Skytree directly ahead.

Sakura-bashi Bridge

Sanyabori Park

Matsuchiyama Shoden Temple

Demboin-dori Street

Makura-bashi Bridge

Ushijima Shrine

Kome Ushijima-dori Street

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