Get a magnificent view from Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Travel Guides / September 28, 2016
Get a magnificent view from Tokyo Tower Image credit: coward_lion/123rf

What
The Tokyo Tower is an iconic broadcast tower that was built in 1958. It reaches 333 metres in height, standing higher than its inspiration, the Eiffel Tower. This sky-high creation is painted bright orange and white, following aviation safety regulations.

The Tokyo Tower remains as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tokyo. To date, it has welcomed more than 170 million visitors.

Why
The two observatories of Tokyo Tower both offer a 360-degree view of Tokyo. On a clear day, you can even see as far as Mt. Fuji when standing at the special observation deck.

Feeling fit and adventurous? Take the outer staircase and feel the breeze as you climb 600 steps to the main observatory.

At night, the tower is beautifully illuminated with a display called “Landmark Light” that changes colors with the changing of the seasons.

Points of interest at Tokyo Tower
The Main Observatory is divided into two floors. At the first floor, you can find Café La Tour, which offers the breathtaking view with a cup of tea or coffee. Stand on the lookdown glass window and get a thrill of a downward view from the top of the tower!

The Great Shinto Shrine of the Tower is the highest shrine in Tokyo. It is located on the 2nd floor of the Main Observatory. Locals come to this religious site to pray for success in love and studies. Single? Pray to the Shinto God and you just might find love in Tokyo!

Foot Town is a 4-floor food and entertainment facility at the base of Tokyo Tower. See marine life at the 1st floor Tokyo Tower Aquarium. Grab a bite at the restaurants on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Enjoy anime fun at the Tokyo One Piece Tower, an indoor theme park based on the popular Japanese manga, “One Piece”.

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