“Tokyo Tower”, The Symbol of Tokyo, Japan.
Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.9 meters, it is the second-tallest structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations.
“Tokyo Tower, an iconic building in Tokyo.”
In the digital TV era, the Tokyo Skytree Tower was newly built and it was pushed out of the tallest building in Japan. Thus, it became the second tallest building in Tokyo, Japan. But Tokyo Tower still remains a symbol of Tokyo for Tokyo resident.
With the creation of Tokyo Skytree Tower, all digital broadcast radio waves are transmitted from Skytree, and only some broadcasters continue to transmit FM radio waves from Tokyo Tower. Sometimes, it is said that it has become a tower used for emergency transmission only when the transmitter of Skytree fails.
So, it can be said that Tokyo Tower has lost its original purpose, but it still remains a landmark symbolising Tokyo.
“Tokyo Tower Observation Deck”
Tokyo Tower has two observation decks.
- Normal Observation Deck, Located at 150m above. = 900 Yen
- Special Observation Deck, Located at 250m above. = Additional 700 Yen with 900 Yen to get normal observation deck.
“You can walk up to the Observation deck from the ground level.”
Also for the special event they offer a chance to walk up to the observation deck from the ground level. At 11 o’clock on weekends and holidays. When you finish this mission, you can get a certification for this.
“Cafes and Restaurants in the general observation deck.”
You can find cafes and restaurants on the general observation deck. You can order a cup of coffee and you can look down the downtown of Tokyo while you are drinking a cup of coffee.
I visited here at night, thus I was able to enjoy Tokyo’s night view at the observation deck. It was quite cool to look down the city of Tokyo from the top.
When you visit Tokyo Tower on your birthday or before or after one day, you can get 120 yen discount for entrance. And plus, you they will give you a birthday card, and you can get a special cake at the cafe in the tower. Don’t miss it when you visit here around your birthday.
“Souvenirs related to the Tokyo Tower”
Naturally, you can find souvenirs related to Tokyo Tower here. You can purchase on the observation deck, or on the 3rd floor of the building after you came back to the ground level.
And also, you can find other special “Exhibitions” like One Piece and so on. You can find many interesting stuffs here.
Don’t forget to visit Tokyo Tower, if you are travelling in Tokyo, Japan.
“Tokyo Tower, Japan.”
- Address : 4 Chome-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan
- Phone : +81334335111
- Website : https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/
- Business Hours : (Mon-Fri) 10:30 – 21:30 / (Sat-Sun) 9:00 – 22:00