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333 meters high, this communications tower has been loved as the symbol of Tokyo ever since its opening in 1958. As a popular sightseeing spot, it's always bustling with tourists. Aside from the observatory, there are restaurants and an aquarium. A popular leisure spot, it always has some fun events on. The lighting and illumination is very beautiful as well. The tower is a registered protected cultural property.
- 4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo
- Contact No.
- 5-min walk from Akabanebashi Station on the Toei Oedo line 6-min walk from Onarimon Station on the Toei Mita line 10-min walk from Kamiya Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:00-22:00 (Observatory)
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- Half a day
- Admission fee
- Main Observatory: Adult 900 yen, Child 500 yen
- Other Information
- *Wifi available *Brochures (English, Chinese, Korean) available
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Peek Below from the 145-Meter High "Look-Down Window"
On the first floor of the Tokyo Tower Main Observatory, there is an extra-strength glass window called "Look-Down Window," where you can peek down to the ground below. You are looking down from the height of 145 meters, so beware if you have a fear of heights!
360° Panorama View
From the 250-meter Special Observatory, you can view all of Tokyo's 23 wards. This 360° panoramic view is truly spectacular! On a clear day, you can not only see all of Tokyo's wards but also Mt. Fuji, the Miura Peninsula and Boso Peninsula.
Night View from Tokyo Tower
From the 250-meter Special Observatory, you can see the complete night view of the city. The observatory is decked up in keeping with the theme of science-fiction. You get a feeling of floating in space, through lights projected on the windows as well as sounds. It is also a popular date spot.
Climb up 600 Steps
The staircase is open to public exclusively on weekends and holidays and with the regular entrance price, you can take up the challenge to climb to the top. You can climb the approximately 600-step staircase from the Foot Town till the Main Observatory (150 m) while taking in the view and enjoying the breeze. If you make it to the top, you will receive a "Noppon Certificate."
Spend a Whole Day at Foot Town, a Large Commercial Complex
At Tokyo Tower, other than the observatories, there is a large commercial complex called "Foot Town." It has plenty of amusement options such as an aquarium, cafés, restaurants and shops, and can be enjoyed all day long.
Changing Appearances through varied Lighting
Tokyo Tower decorates the Tokyo night sky using different variations of lighting: a warm orange during winter, cool white based colors during summer. It also changes colors and color patterns according to different occasions such as holidays, seasons and events.
Famous Restaurant at the Bottom of Tokyo Tower: Tofu-Ya Ukai
This restaurant near the bottom of the Tower is famous for its Tofu cuisine. Awarded one Michelin Star in 2010, it is said to attract even world class VIPs. The restaurant building uses a traditional Japanese-style with private rooms constructed around a Japanese garden, allowing guests from each room to enjoy a view on the garden.
The shrine is located on the second floor of the Main Observatory and is the highest shrine in all of the Tokyo metropolitan area. It is also a popular power spot. It is said to grant wishes that involve making something "higher," or improving something, such as academic performance or height. Tokyo Tower-shaped lucky charms can be found in the souvenir shop.