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Tokyo Tower, Minato

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Symbolic of Japan’s economic rebirth after World War II, Tokyo Tower stands proudly at a height of 333 m (1,092.5 ft), defining the Tokyo skyline with its orange and white stripes. This lattice steel tower, modeled on the Eiffel Tower, holds a communications tower and two observation decks. Reach the decks by elevator or by climbing the 600 stairs to take in a view of the city below. Directly beneath the tower, visit the four-story building that houses restaurants, souvenir shops, and an indoor amusement park. To visit Tokyo Tower and other attractions in Tokyo, use our Tokyo day trip tool .
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  • Tokyo Tower is currently undergoing renovations but is still worth a visit. There are a number of other lookouts around Tokyo : it is fun to explore from many angles.  more »
  • UN Guide from overseas customers for 10 years Buri Tower. A masterpiece in the subway out to the ground really impressed. Tourism and comparing with the Eiffel Tower. Not crowded in that Saturday morning to smooth Observatory. And prior to clean around the season but it was still great. Tokyo Bay below enjoy the taste of Japan in the green tea ice cream, walk down that Saturday and Sunday only, down event is inspiring. Tokyo Tower was standard for the Japanese.
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  • At the moment the upper deck is closed and the northern side of the main viewing deck is closed for renovation. Despite this it offers great views and in the levels of the shopping arcade there are lo...  more »
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  • It is iconic and the view isn't bad. It was worth the price of admission to see a little more of Tokyo and to say I'd been there, but strolling through the parks was much more enjoyable. Like so many things it's also a tourist trap. There's a 'theme park' on the tower and a number of fast food options and gift stores.
  • Reminiscent to the Eiffel Tower of France, the Tokyo Tower of Japan is an iconic symbol of a city, and a country, that is very proud of its heritage. This magnificent, fluorescent architectural structure stands above a country rich in history, and culture, a marvel to witness as one visits the amazing capital of a beautiful nation. As you climb onto the tower, watch as it illuminates in the night sky, surrounded by a sea of neon lights from below, the Pacific coast to the East, and the gargantuan geological symbol of Japan, Mount Fuji, to the West. It will be a visit to remember.
  • Great building with breathtaking views and well managed place. The one piece tower is an absolute delight for all one piece fans. It is brilliant in all ways imaginable. The tower is a little crowded at times is all.
  • Tokyo Tower is a great landmark to visit for first time in Tokyo. For approx. 1,000 yen per adult, you can take the elevator up to the first observatory desk (not the highest one, the one in the middle) and you can still see above the entire city all around including seeing Mt. Fuji from afar. They also have many souvenir shops on the observation desk level and lower levels so there is a lot to choose from for unique souvenirs. In addition, the staff is very friendly and there's a cafe and other snack shops in lower levels. A must see in person and great for taking photos or videos above the city.
  • It's a pretty basic concept - you take an elevator up to see the view. But it is such a great view. Definitely worth it. There are two level options but only the lower level was available at the time of my visit due to construction. There are many souvenir shops in the tower with a lot of unique gifts.

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