TOKYO TOWER - Tokyo Tower is a famous Japanese and Tokyo icon and landmark made famous through many Japanese films and anime. Tokyo Tower is modelled on the Eiffel Tower.
Tokyo Tower is an icon of Japan which is primarily a tv antenna tower styled like the Eiffel Tower. Tokyo Tower is also a popular tourist destination as an observation deck which provides views over the Tokyo Bay Area and of some of the surrounding areas. On very rare occasions, when the air is particularly clear, you can see Mt. Fuji. Over the years much of the view from Tokyo Tower has been obscured by the many other tall buildings in Tokyo, many of which are taller than Tokyo Tower.
Tokyo Tower as seen from Roppongi at night
Tokyo Tower has two observation decks: Main Observatory is at 145m and the Special Observatory at 250m. Tokyo Tower also features an aquarium, a wax museum and a Trick Art Gallery plus several food outlets.
While Tokyo Tower is the most famous observation deck in Tokyo, it now has to compete with many much taller ones including the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku, which has free entry, and the new Tokyo SkyTree, which is the second tallest structure in the world.
Tokyo Tower as seen from the very base.
Tokyo Tower Entry Fees
Tokyo Tower is open 9am to 10pm with the last entry at 9:45pm.
Main Observatory (150m)
Adults 820 yen Children 460 yen Infants 310 yen
Special observatory (250m)
(You require access to the Main Observatory first, so these prices are in addition to Main Observatory fees)
Adults 600 yen Children 400 yen Infants 350 yen
Tokyo Tower Access
There are several way to access Tokyo Tower via public transport:
Akabanebashi Station on the Metropolitan Subway Oedo line then a 5 minute walk.
Onarimon Station on the Metropolitan Subway Mita line then a 6 minute walk.
Kamiyacho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya line then a 7 minute walk.
JR Train Service: Hamamatsucho Station on the Yamanote line then a 15 minute walk.
Tokyo Tower Map
We have a dedicated map of Tokyo Tower and its surroundings: Tokyo Tower Map.
Author: Craig Fryer