Tokyo Tower


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The resemblance to the Eiffel Tower is deliberate, as is the superior height – it is 13m (43ft) taller than the Parisian structure. Back in 1958, when it was built, it must have been impressive. Nowadays, though, constructions such as the Mori Tower and Shinjuku’s Tocho both offer more impressive views. The tower still functions as a radio and TV mast, but its days as the observation deck of choice are long gone. The attractions inside, including a wax museum, only serve to highlight how dated the tower has become. But it remains Tokyo’s most recognisable structure and, ironically, its most striking attraction when viewed at night from any of the other observation decks.

Tokyo City Guide (Edition 5)


4-2-8 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku

Transport Kamiyacho Station (Hibiya line), exit 1 or Onarimon Station (Mita line), exit A1 or Akabanebashi Station (Oedo line), Akabanebashi exit.

Telephone 03 3433 5111

Open Tower 9am-11pm daily

Admission Admission Main Observatory ¥820; ¥310-¥460 concessions. Special Observatory ¥600; ¥350-¥400 concessions. Waxwork Museum ¥870; ¥460 concessions. Trick Art Gallery ¥400; ¥300 concessions. Mysterious Walking Zone ¥410; ¥300 concessions. Combined ticket ¥1,900; ¥950-¥1,100 concessions.


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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