Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower © Iry

Description

The Tokyo Tower is a tower located in Minato, Tokyo, completed in 1958. It is a 333m, self-supporting steel tower, second only in height to the Tokyo Sky Tree. It became very popular starting in 1958 when it was lit up at night by specific lights near it that cast light on the tower at night, using a special mechanism called a Diamond Veil that lights up the tower in special colors, ranging from pure white in summer, to a soft orange in winter. The diamond veil is a 17-stage lighting setup that allows the tower to be lit up in 7 different colors.

Tokyo Tower Observatory

There are 3 observatories on the Tokyo Tower. The large observatory on the first floor is located about 145m up, where you can sit at the Café La Tour and enjoy the scenery. The second observatory is on the 150m mark, where you have to start riding the elevator to reach the upper levels. There is an official store here where they sell goods themed after the Tokyo Tower's mascot "Noppon", so you can enjoy some tourist attractions along with the scenery. There is a special observatory you can gain access to by purchasing tickets at the second floor area. This observatory is 250m in height and is the highest point of the Tokyo Tower. It has a science-fiction feel to it, and you can enjoy the Tokyo sights spreading out underneath you.

Access

Getting there by public transport, take the Oedo Line to Akabanebashi Station (赤羽橋駅). From there it's a short 5-minute walk. If you're coming by car, on the Metropolitan Expressway's loop line the Shiba Park IC (芝公園 IC) is the closest interchange. There is paid parking nearby.




Image Gallery: Tokyo Tower


Description: Tokyo Tower

Sights Tokyo Tower (東京タワー)
Rating  
Address 4--2-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
東京都港区芝公園4-2-8
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-3433-5111 / Fax: 03-3431-0529
Website
Duration 2Hour(s)
Business Hours Monday:09:00-22:00
Tuesday:09:00-22:00
Wednesday:09:00-22:00
Thursday:09:00-22:00
Friday:09:00-22:00
Saturday:09:00-22:00
Sunday:09:00-22:00
Admission Fee Pay admission: 900yen
Corresponding Language English Korean
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller


Map: Tokyo Tower