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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$2,715 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,274 reviews)

"All the stuff are very nice and kind, and also room was very clean. Hotel location was very convenient to go anywhere in Tokyo."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/14

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
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$6,296 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Located in Minato, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shiba Park and Tokyo Tower. Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown are also within 2 mi (3 km). ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)
Great location! Incredible service!

"The employees at the hotel went above any beyond in every way, ensuring the three of us had an exceptional stay. When our luggage got lost at the airport, the hotel was able to coordinate with the airport employees and have the luggage delivered to the hotel. We also had several visitors and packages ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/8

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome
3 out of 5
7-11-12 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$1,493 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kabuki-za Theatre and Ginza Wako Building. Tokyo Imperial Palace and Tokyo Tower are also within 2 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"My room and bathroom was very clean. The air con was a little loud but overall it was a good stay."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/28

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Tokyo Tower

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
636
5 - Excellent 50.920736589271414%
4 - Good
469
4 - Good 37.55004003202562%
3 - Okay
131
3 - Okay 10.488390712570055%
2 - Disappointing
7
2 - Disappointing 0.5604483586869495%
1 - Terrible
6
1 - Terrible 0.4803843074459568%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 10, 2020

you can go in to the roof of the bottom building, and buy souvenirs, without paying the fee to go to the top.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 4, 2019

Great ride up!

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Jul 26, 2019

Do not opt for the top deck tour on a cloudy day as you will see nothing, it was a total waste of money.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 5, 2019

Only saw it from afar

2/5 - Disappointing

Dharma

Apr 1, 2019

go first thing in the morning to avoid long waits and fog covering the city.

4/5 - Good

Kwek

Jan 8, 2019

Food are pretty expensive. Did not light up LED for 2019 new year. Fares to go up ranges up to 1k Yen for halfway. Overrated place.

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Best Lodging Options Near 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$2,715 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
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$6,296 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome
3 out of 5
7-11-12 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$1,493 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Ginza-Nanachome
Tokyo Prince Hotel
Tokyo Prince Hotel
4 out of 5
3-3-1 Shibakoen Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$3,326 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Tokyo Prince Hotel
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hamamatsucho Daimon
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hamamatsucho Daimon
3 out of 5
1-2-7 Shiba-Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is NT$1,319 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hamamatsucho Daimon
APA HOTEL Roppongi Six
APA HOTEL Roppongi Six
3 out of 5
2-3-11 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$1,154 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
APA HOTEL Roppongi Six
The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
5 out of 5
4-1-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$12,044 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier
Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier
3.5 out of 5
3-15-17 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$3,548 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo-Roppongi
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo-Roppongi
3 out of 5
3-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is NT$1,568 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo-Roppongi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.