Tokyo Tower is a tourist spot that represents Tokyo. Even today, when Skytree is completed, its popularity will not fade. Why don’t you just climb the Tokyo Tower that has watched the transition of Tokyo from Showa to the present? The warm orange light and the spectacular view of Tokyo below you are waiting for you.
Tokyo is a city that changes its atmosphere between day and night. The refreshing daytime view overlooking the distance and the sparkling night view are of course beautiful, but the best time to go up to Tokyo Tower is at dusk.
When the sun goes down and the building lights begin to shine, the gradation of the red and blue sky is beautifully colored. Expectation for the beginning of the night will swell. A city in Tokyo that is completely different from the refreshing daytime appearance and changes its appearance. Please enjoy the dramatic changes in Tokyo before the sunset goes down.
If you go at dusk, you can see beautiful lights up when you leave Tokyo Tower. The standard light-up “Landmark Light” with 180 lights emerging from Tokyo Tower shines in warm orange in winter and cool white in summer. By the way, from 20:00 to 22:00 on Saturdays, you can see “Diamond Veil” that shines in seven colors for a limited time of 2 hours.
The special observation deck, which had been renovated since October 2016, was reopened on March 3, 2018 as a “top deck” with a mirror installation. Only the participants of the “Top Deck Tour” can climb the top deck, and advance reservations and designated time are required.
The scenery of 250 meters above the sky can be seen over a wider area than the main deck (150 meters). Tokyo Bay in the east, Shinjuku / Roppongi in the west, Mt. Fuji in the south, and the Imperial Palace in the north, you can enjoy beautiful scenery from 360 degrees.
You can listen to the landscape guidance according to the direction by operating the voice guide on the top deck. What you can learn is fun tips such as the origin of the place name and the identity of the building you care about. Voice guidance explains in detail information that you may not know even if you live in Tokyo.
In addition, there are restaurants, souvenir shops and general stores in the foot town of Tokyo Tower. There are lots of items from classic souvenirs to shop originals, so it’s fun to visit various shops.
Tokyo Tower can be enjoyed just by looking at it from the outside, but you can enjoy it even if you visit it. This is a recommended spot for those who have not been there yet, so be sure to visit Tokyo Tower.
A typical sightseeing spot in Tokyo
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.
Landmark of Tokyo
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.
Two observation decks
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.
Souvenir associated with Tokyo Tower
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.
Tokyo Tower in itself
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)|
1,200 yen (Senior High School Students or older)
700 yen (Junior High School Students and Primary School Pupils)
500 yen (4 Years Old and over)
Top Deck Tour
3,000 yen (Senior High School Students or older)
2,000 yen (Junior High School Students and Primary School Pupils)
1,400 yen (4 Years Old and over)
Please refer the official web page.