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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo's iconic landmark and communications tower

Japan, Tokyo
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Tokyo Tower is an iconic landmark and communications tower located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, which also offers two observations decks.

Standing at approximately 333 meters (1,092 feet), Tokyo Tower is a lattice-steel structure resembling the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It's painted in orange and white to comply with aviation safety regulations.

The tower features two observation decks - the Main Observatory and the Special Observatory. You can enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo from these decks, offering vistas of landmarks like Tokyo Skytree, Odaiba, and Mount Fuji on clear days.

Cultural Significance - Built in 1958, Tokyo Tower has been a symbol of Japan's post-war economic resurgence and technological advancement. It's a representation of the country's resilience and modernization. Originally built for radio and television broadcasting, Tokyo Tower continues to serve as a major communications and observation tower, while also being an iconic symbol of Tokyo.

Lighting and Illumination - Tokyo Tower is known for its stunning lighting displays, changing its colors to commemorate special events, seasons, or to raise awareness for charitable causes. It's a spectacle to behold during evenings.


  • While the Tokyo Skytree is much taller than the Tokyo Tower, the Tokyo Tower offers more charm.¬†
  • You can buy tickets directly at the entrance there or if you want to make absolutely sure to get in, you can buy them at Klook as well - click here for Tokyo Tower tickets at Klook.