Tokyo Tower

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Area: Shibakoen
Access: 433 m from Akabanebashi Station Oedo Line (E21)
487 m from Kamiyacho Station Hibiya Line (H5)
0.6 km from Onarimon Station Mita Line (I6)
Address: 4 Chome-2-8 Shibakōen, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 105-0011 [map]
Phone: 03-3433-5111 03-3433-5111
Hours: 9:00 - 22:00
Admission: Adults: ¥900

Standing tall at 333m, Tokyo Tower is a whole 13m taller than its inspiration – the Eiffel Tower. Complete in 1958, it held the title of tallest structure in Japan until the creation of Skytree in 2012. It is howeverm still the world’s tallest self-supported steel tower, so that’s something. As well as being a popular landmark and observatory, it serves as a broadcast tower, although it is currently undergoing renovations scheduled to be completed in 2019.

There are two observation decks, the first is 150 up in the air and  can be reached by an elevator or by climbing the 600 steps, depending on how you feel.Due to its central location, the views are interesting and quite unusual, despite the height being average. For loftier view you can head to the special observatory which is 250m high and offers views of nemesis Tokyo Sky Tree as well as Fuji on a clear day. There are restaurants and glass flooring to be enjoyed in the observatories as well as gift shops.  At the base of the tower you’ll find shops and One Piece Tower, an indoor amusement park  opened in 2015.

Please Note: due to the ongoing renovations, the special observatory is currently closed, as are the stairs to the main observatory.