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Tokyo Tower
Vacation Travel Guide

Appearing as if a Paris landmark has been teleported to Tokyo, this Eiffel-inspired structure offers great daytime or evening 360-degree views of the city.

The orange and white steel beams of Tokyo Tower rise 1,092 feet (333 meters) above the city. See this landmark from many points across Tokyo then change perspectives and view the city from the tower’s observation decks.

The tower was built in 1958, just 13 years after much of Tokyo was devastated by World War II bombing. It was 69 years later and 28 feet (9 meters) taller than Paris’s Eiffel Tower, which provided inspiration for the structure. Its creation as the world’s tallest tower at the time symbolized Japan’s emerging economic powers. While the initial intent for the structure was service as a radio and television tower, it has hosted more than 150 million visitors since 1958.

At the base of the tower, in Foot Town, you will find a food court, wax museum, children’s amusement park, souvenir shop, and one of the world’s largest aquariums, with more than 50,000 fish of 900 species.

Take one of the express elevators from the first floor of Foot Town to the Main Observatory at 476 feet (145 meters). This level features a stage for live music, a cafeteria offering aerial city views, and “look-down” windows to view the structure and ground immediately below. For an additional fee, you can take another elevator to the Special Observatory for even more impressive 360-degree views. This is a good place to get your bearings before exploring the rest of the city.

To increase visitor traffic, tower lighting was increased and enhanced in 1989. One lighting strategy provides white lighting to create a cool effect in the summer and orange lighting for warmth in the winter in the early evening. Additional lights in seven colors create lighting for seasonal celebrations.

Tokyo Tower is in the Minato district of southern Tokyo. Many bus routes, subway lines and the Tokyo monorail have stops within three to 15 minutes’ walk of Tokyo Tower. The nearest subway is Akabanebashi. There is also a paid parking lot next to the tower.

Top Hotels Close to Tokyo Tower

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
4 out of 5
1-6-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$1,781 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Located in Shiodome, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ginza Wako Building, Kabuki-za Theatre, and Zojoji Temple. Tokyo Tower and Hibiya Park are also ...

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"Great staff and location! My wife and I was so happy to stay at this hotel, and we will definitely stay here when I visit Japan next time."…"

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Tokyo Prince Hotel
Tokyo Prince Hotel
4 out of 5
3-3-1 Shibakoen Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$3,531 per night from Mar 18 to Mar 19

Located in Minato, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tokyo Tower and Shiba Park. Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown are also within 2 mi (3 km). Onarimon ...

4.2/5Very Good! (996 reviews)

"Great location, three stops from Tokyo station, subway 500 metres away. I had a suite with a separate lounge area, comfortable and spacious. Staff are extremely professional and friendly. There is a small supermarket in the lower ground to pick up anything you may need. There is a variety of restaurants ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/2

Tokyo Prince Hotel
Tokyo Prince
Tokyo Prince
3.5 out of 5
3-3-1 Shiba-koen, Tokyo, Tokyo (prefecture)
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Located in Minato, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tokyo Tower and Shiba Park. Keio University and Nakagin Capsule Tower are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...

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The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
4 out of 5
1-6-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$1,781 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
Tokyo Prince Hotel
Tokyo Prince Hotel
4 out of 5
3-3-1 Shibakoen Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$3,531 per night from Mar 18 to Mar 19
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Tokyo Prince
3.5 out of 5
3-3-1 Shiba-koen, Tokyo, Tokyo (prefecture)
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The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
5 out of 5
4-8-1 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$6,016 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
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NIBUNNO
NIBUNNO
3 out of 5
1-8-2, HIGASHI-AZABU, Tokyo, TOKYO
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The Guest House Tokyo Azabu
The Guest House Tokyo Azabu
2 out of 5
1-17-9 Higashi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
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Floral Iron Tower Hotel Tokyo
3 out of 5
1-13-7 Higashiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
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Tasuki Azabu
Tasuki Azabu
3 out of 5
Higashiazabu 1-29-9, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$2,266 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
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Book Tea Bed AZABU-JUBAN - Hostel
2 out of 5
2-22-6 Higashi Azabu, Tokyo
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