Tokyo Tower Climb 2023

A chance to climb one of Tokyo’s more iconic structures while raising awareness around mental health issues, the TELL Tokyo Tower Climb 2022 is an event created to (roughly) coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day. As an NPO that has championed mental wellbeing in Japan for 47 years, TELL is proud to step up for this life affirming cause. Each individual who joins TELL’s Tokyo Tower Climb helps raise awareness toward suicide prevention and funds for TELL’s Lifeline, a critical crisis intervention resource for Japan’s international and English speaking community

When is it?

The 2022 Tower Climb will span two days. Corporates, school teams and community teams will compete on October 1st, while individuals will climb the stairs on October 2nd. TELL is spreading the event over two days to ensure that social distancing and other safety precautions are maintained and to avoid crowding at the bottom and top. There will be temperature checks and masks/PPE as well.

How much?

Registration fees:

  • Adults ¥4,000
  • Children ¥2,500 |  4 – 13 years old
  • Corporate Cup Teams ¥15,000 |  Maximum 4 people
  • School and Community Teams ¥12,000

Each entry includes admission to Tokyo Tower, event merch and a completion certificate.

Step Up Challenge Event

If you’re not able to or would rather not do the climb, the Step Up Challenge that was run over the last two years due to COVID restrictions is also back.

The Step Up Challenge involves walking 21,007 steps in honor of the 21,007 lives lost last year to suicide. Instead of one day to come together to step up, each participant and team can pick a day between World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) and World Mental Health Day (October 10th).

All proceeds from the event will support TELL and the expansion of their Crisis Chat Service to provide a 24-hour Crisis Support Service in Japan for the international and Japanese community. Since the onset of COVID-19, TELL has been focused every single day in listening, supporting and responding to community needs across the country.

Participants can register on the TELL website.

Adults: ¥1,500 / Kids(12 & Under) Free / Team ¥6,000

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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