"Tokyo Tower" Tokyo Tower Tip by sunnywong

Tokyo Tower, Tokyo: 55 reviews and 109 photos


Built in 1958 to serve as a relay station for TV and radio signals, Tokyo Tower was modeled after the Eiffel Tower but added an extra 10 meters. At 333 meters, it is still the tallest structure in Japan. The Main Observatory is 150 meters off the ground. The Special Observatory, a further 100 meters up, is reached by a second elevator. On fine days, especially in winter when humidity levels fall, it is possible to see Mt. Fuji to the west. The four-story building under the tower houses an aquarium and a Wax Museum, as well as other amusement facilities and shopping arcades that sell souvenirs.

Address: 4-2 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku
Directions: Subway Station: Onarimon or Kamiyacho (5 min.)
Phone: 03-3433-5111
Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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