Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower which includes a city, city views and a high rise building

Tokyo Tower

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.

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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, 105-8333
The price is NT$1,736 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
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Tokyo Prince Hotel
Tokyo Prince Hotel
4 out of 5
3-3-1 Shibakoen Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 105-8560
The price is NT$2,399 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 28
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (994 reviews)
"Very nice, big, comfortable room for an affordable price!"

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InterContinental ANA Tokyo, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental ANA Tokyo, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1-12-33 Akasaka Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 107-0052
The price is NT$4,001 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
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4.3/5 Excellent! (992 reviews)
Great stay!
"Accomodations were excellent. Staff was courteous and friendly. We especially enjoyed the breakfast buffet!"

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InterContinental ANA Tokyo, an IHG Hotel
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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, 105-8333
The price is NT$1,736 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
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Tokyo Prince Hotel
Tokyo Prince Hotel
4 out of 5
3-3-1 Shibakoen Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 105-8560
The price is NT$2,399 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 28
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InterContinental ANA Tokyo, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental ANA Tokyo, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1-12-33 Akasaka Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 107-0052
The price is NT$4,001 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
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The Okura Tokyo
The Okura Tokyo
5 out of 5
2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, 105-0001
The price is NT$8,489 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 20
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Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Azabu Tokyo
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Azabu Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
3-10-5 Higashiazabu, Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo, 106-0044
The price is NT$2,972 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 26
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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, 105-8563
The price is NT$3,714 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
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Park Hotel Tokyo
Park Hotel Tokyo
4 out of 5
1-7-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Shiodome Media Tower, Tokyo, Tokyo, 105-7227
The price is NT$1,978 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
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Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba
Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba
4 out of 5
3-23-1 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 105-0014
The price is NT$1,756 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
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The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
5 out of 5
4-1-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, 105-0001
The price is NT$9,284 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
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