Built in 1958, Tokyo Tower is a symbol of Tokyo. Until the completion of the Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower at 333 meters high was the tallest broadcasting tower in Japan. The red and white coloring scheme was designed to stand out in daytime to avoid airplanes colliding into the tower.
With the transition to digital broadcasting in 2011, Tokyo Tower handed over its role as a broadcasting tower to Tokyo Sky Tree. Although its broadcasting role has diminished, it continues to be open for the public to enjoy the spacious view from its observation deck.
The tower has two floors for observation: The Main Deck at a height of 150 meters and the Top Deck at a height of 250 meters. If you are ambitious, you can climb the open-air staircase up to the Main Deck. Since there are no high-rise buildings in the vicinity, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo.
The Skywalk Window, a glass floor that makes you feel like you’re standing 145 meters in the air, is one of the most interesting attractions of the tower. For those who are afraid of heights, however, it may be a bit too much of a thrill. If you’re brave enough to walk on it, you should definitely try it.
At night, Tokyo Tower is beautifully lit and can be observed from many parts of Tokyo.
- Address: 4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
- Phone: +81-3-3433-5111
- Hours: Main Deck: 9:00 – 23:00 / Top Deck: 9:00 – 22:15
- Admission Fee: Main Deck: JPY900 / Top Deck: JPY2,800
- Official Website: https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/en.html