Tokyo Tower (333 meters)
Built in 1958, Tokyo Tower is a communication tower that has stood in the center of Tokyo for more than half a century.
The tower has a main observation platform at 150 meters above the ground and a special observation platform at 250 meters above the ground. Mt. Fuji, Mt. Tsukuba, Boso Peninsula, Miura Peninsula, Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Gate Bridge can be viewed from the observation platforms.
The commercial building called Foot Town, located under the legs of the tower, reflects an exciting mixture of nostalgia and newness. Foot Town offers restaurants, souvenir shops and amusement facilities visitors can enjoy from morning to evening. Special events that include a clowns performance and a monkey showman entertain during the holidays.
On the main observation platform, visitors can enjoy lively musicians and DJs in collaboration with spectacular night views of Tokyo.
The Landmark Light coins the beautiful illumination of the tower in the evening sky. On weekends, a special illumination called Diamond Veil displays various colors, which render a romantic view in Tokyos night skyline. It has become a popular date spot for couples.
Both observation platforms are open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm throughout the year. Tokyo Tower is the best spot to experience present-day Tokyo.
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Operator Nippon Television City Corporation
Opening date December 23, 1958
Architect Tachu Naito
Structural type Self-supporting tower
Purpose Communication (TV and FM radio broadcastings) Observation platforms for viewing the city of
Tokyo and Foot Town for enjoyment
*Anemometers, thermometers, sulphur oxide measuring instrument, etc., installed on the tower
by the Department of Environment
Observation platform Admission fees:
820 yen for adults (including high school students) in the main observation platform
* There is an additional admission fee of 600 yen to go up to the special observation platform.
Access Haneda Airport
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Tower character

The Noppon Brothers
Noppon big brother (left)
Noppon little brother (right)

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