360-degree panoramic view of Tokyo
Tokyo Tower, a symbol of Tokyo and major sightseeing spot, was built in 1958 as a broadcasting tower to cover a 100-kilomete zone in the Kanto area. Costing a total of 3 billion yen at that time, it required a year and a half and mobilized 220,000 workers in total for completion.
The tower has the main observatory at 150 meters and the special observatory at 223.5 meters, both enabling visitors to enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Tokyo, such as high-rise buildings in the nation's capital, the Tokyo Skytree broadcasting tower which began operating in 2011 and Tokyo Bay. If it is fine, visitors can also see the Boso peninsula, Mt. Tsukuba and even Mt. Fuji far in the distance. From the observation cafe at night, visitors can overlook the dazzling night view of Tokyo while drinking tea. On the Club 333 special stage set up next to the tower, jazz, pop and other music events are held under the concept of night scenery and music.
The four-story FootTown building directly under Tokyo Tower houses Tokyo Tower Aquarium, souvenir shops and Asia's biggest wax museum where visitors can meet world-famous people. Visitors should not miss the illumination of Tokyo Tower that begins at sunset. In addition to the conventional pattern of illumination, seven lighting colors illuminate the tower by means a mechanism called "Diamond veil" to match promotional and other events, spellbinding viewers.
Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Hours open to visitors: 9:00 to 22:00 for main observatory (Entry accepted until 21:45), 9:00 to 21.30 for special observatory (Entry accepted until 21:00)
Admission Fee: 820 yen for people older than high school students, 460 yen for elementary and junior high school students, and 310 yen for children older than 4 years (Additional fees are charged for special observatory).