Opening in 1958, this structure is known as the symbol of Tokyo, serving as both a telecommunications hub and tourist attraction. It houses two observation decks, Tokyo Omiyage (Souvenir) Town, a salon/massage clinic and cafes. They also hold all sorts of events inside and underneath the tower, which you can find out about here.

We decided, if we were going up, we were going all the way up, and so we made our way to the ‘special observatory’ – 250m above the ground. From up here, we were treated to some pretty spectacular views. The tower dwarfs the surrounding structures, and from up in the observatory, you can look down on the city below you through windows in the floor – that was a pretty surreal feeling! We spent a good 2 hours at the top, as the sun slowly sunk behind the sea of high rise buildings and busy roads, watching as the city came to life at night in neon lights!

 

You’ll find Tokyo Tower here:
4 Chome-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan

 

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