Tokyo Tower is now a typical sightseeing spot in Tokyo, but in fact the original role is a radio tower. It was constructed with the aim of transmitting radio waves of television stations in 1958 and was responsible for the role until Tokyo Sky Tree was completed. Today, Tokyo Sky Tree is the main radio tower. The current Tokyo Tower is a “spare radio tower” when some trouble occurs in Tokyo Sky Tree. Radio FM station radio waves are still being transmitted from the Tokyo Tower. In addition, although this is not well known, Tokyo Tower is responsible for signaling emergency stop of a train traveling within 100 km from Tokyo Station in case of emergency.
Tokyo Tower is a huge radio tower as large as 333 meters, but the period of construction took only a year and a half. Hundreds of craftsmen continued construction work from morning till evening, and considering its height, it was completed at an unusual speed. It is not only construction workers involved in the construction of the Tokyo Tower. Experts from various fields are involved in construction, and more than 200,000 people involved in the construction of the Tokyo Tower in some way before completion.
Since the Main Observatory of Tokyo Tower is open from 9:00 to 23:00, you can enjoy both daytime Tokyo and night Tokyo. The final admission time is 22:30, so why not take a sightseeing tour of Tokyo and have dinner and finally watch the night view from Tokyo Tower? Please note that it will be until 22:00 when using the outside stairs to the Main Observatory. Also, in the case of bad weather, outside stairs may not be available.
The nearest stations are Akabanebashi Station on the Toei Metropolitan Subway Oedo Line, Onarimon Station on the Toei Mita Line, Kamiyacho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, and it is 5 to 7 minutes walk from either station.
The Tokyo Tower continues being loved as a landmark of Tokyo since its completion in 1958.
The general broadcasting tower of 333m in height changes its expression by a season, and stands still calmly.
The view from a large observation deck of 150m and a special observation deck of 250m is the 360-degree vast panorama which can overlook Tokyo.
You can look around from Mount Fuji to Boso Peninsula on the day when it was fine.
There are two observation decks as the main observatory and the special observatory. Extra charge is needed a special observatory more. The area where the night view is seen will be wide range very much. It’ll be to be astonished at the difference with the main observatory.
In the same facilities, there is “Tokyo Tower aquarium” displaying mainly on tropical fish, and “the Guinness world record museum” which introduce the world record of “Guinness Book of World Records”.
There is the souvenir shop, too, and a souvenir associated with Tokyo Tower is substantial.
The view from Tokyo Tower is splendid, too,but beauty of Tokyo Tower in itself changing vanity by a season may be the first.
|Adresse:||Shibakoen 4-2-8 Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan|
|Access:||Toei Metropolitan Subway Oedo-sen Line “Akabanebashi-eki Station” (5 minutes walk)|
900 yen (Senior High School Students or older)
500 yen (Junior High School Students and Primary School Pupils)
400 yen (4 Years Old and over)
Top Deck Tour
2,800 yen (Senior High School Students or older)
1,800 yen (Junior High School Students and Primary School Pupils)
1,200 yen (4 Years Old and over)
Please refer the official web page.