Attraction Tokyo Tower 4 Chome-2-8 Shibakoen Minato, Tokyo 105-0011 Published on: 10-04-2016
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Why Tokyo Tower is special ?
With 333 meters, Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) is 13 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower of Paris, and the world's tallest self-supporting steel tower. It was completed in the year 1958 as a symbol for Japan's rebirth as a major economic power, and serves as a television and radio broadcast antenna and tourist attraction.
What to explore at Tokyo Tower?
Completed in 1958, Tokyo Tower has two observatories, the main observatory at 150 meters and the special observatory at 250 meters, offering views of Mt. Fuji, Mt. Tsukuba and of the Tokyo metropolis. It also has several amusement spots including an aquarium and restaurants. Live concerts on Wednesday and Thursday nights are offered in the observatory and nighttime illuminations attract many visitors. Tokyo Tower is a Registered Tangible Cultural Property of Japan.
It is recommended to combine a visit to Tokyo Tower with a visit to Zojoji Temple, one of Tokyo's major temples, just next to the tower.
Source : http://www.tokyometro.jp
How to get to Tokyo Tower?
The closest subway stations to Tokyo Tower are Onarimon Station on the Mita Subway Line and Akabanebashi Station on the Oedo Subway Line. You can also walk there from Hamamatsucho Station on the JR Yamanote and JR Keihin-Tohoku Line in about 15 minutes.
- Very good way to get a "different view" of Tokyo
- Chill out at the base of Tokyo Tower
- Lovely view of Tokyo
- Amazing view of Tokyo skyline
- Breathtaking views
Tokyo Tower 4 Chome-2-8 Shibakoen Minato, Tokyo 105-0011
Tips for you
We visited the Tokyo Tower with a friend who is living in Tokyo, as it is one of his favorite places and where he proposed to his wife. While it is a great view of the city, and is an interesting experience, I felt that it didn't quite live up to the hype or warrant going out of our way (and the cost). I much prefer the view from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku which is free and is at a convenient location. However, other of my friends prefer Tokyo Tower. I found it just okay, but obviously it's highly subjective. If you're in the area and have the spare cash, go and make your own decision.
This Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower is 333 meters high. It was originally intended for television broadcasting. Today it is one of Tokyo’s most famous landmarks.