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Tokyo Sightseeing Information for Japan Trip

TOKYO SIGHTSEEING AREA

Tokyo Tower

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[Strongly Recommended!] [Standard] [Scenery] [Observatory] [Architecture]

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★★★★★ (10.0/10.0)

Features
◎ Enjoyable
◎ Beautiful
◎ Relaxing
◎ Unique
◎ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see the landscape from observatory
2: to go up the stairs to observatory (limited time only)

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Landmark that represents high growth period of Japan

If you visit Tokyo Tower, you can see the beautiful red and white tower.

It is a landmark that represents high growth period of Japan.

It is a broadcasting tower with the height of 333 meter. There are two observatories: Main Observatory at the height of 150 meter and Special Observatory at the height of 250 meter.

It is wonderful to see the 360-degree landscape from Main Observatory. Moreover, It is great to see the extended panorama from Special Observatory. Night scenery is also beautiful.

It is also enjoyable to see this tower from its surrounding areas. The tower itself is lighten-up at night.

It is possible to go up about 600 steps through "Step Route" to Main Observatory from 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturday, Sunday and national holiday with the regular price, while this option may be cancelled due to weather conditions, construction and so on.

It opened in 1958. It is a large private observatory at commercial area in Shiba-Koen, Minato City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Akabanebashi station and so on.

Event Information

"Let's climb the Tokyo Tower using the stairs!"
Saturday, Sunday and National Holiday
from June 1, 2017 (Friday) to September 3, 2017 (Sunday): "Annual Summer Event: The Milky Way Illumination"

"TOKYO TOWER HIGHBALL GARDEN ROOFTOP Genghis Khan"
from April 7, 2017 (Friday) to October 6, 2017 (Friday)

"TOKYO TOWER HIGHBALL GARDEN"
from April 12, 2017 (Wednesday) to October 1, 2017 (Sunday)

"Annual Summer Event: Milky Way Illumination"
from June 1, 2017 (Friday) to September 3, 2017 (Sunday)
*During this event, direct staircase to the Main Observatory (ascending staircase, descending staircase) decorates with illumination lights and opens 17:00~22:00 (Last Entrance: 22:00) on weekdays and 11:00~22:00 (Last Entrance: 22:00) on weekends and national holidays.

"TOKYO TOWER SUMMER LIGHT FANTASIA"
from June 16, 2017 (Friday) to September 3, 2017 (Sunday)

"Shock Horror Action by Shochikuobakeyahonpo! The coffin which reached Tokyo Tower"
from July 15, 2017 (Saturday) to September 3, 2017 (Sunday)

"Meiji × Tokyo Metropolitan Government: Day of Kinoko no Yama & Day of Mountain of Tokyo"
August 11, 2017 (Friday, National Holiday)

"Mountain Day Green Diamond Veil"
August 11, 2017 (Friday, National Holiday)

"Blue Flame Light up"
August 31, 2017 (Thursday)

"Bambini Festa in Tokyo Tower"
September 10, 2017 (Sunday)

"Sanriku-Ofunato Tokyo Tower Sanma (Pacific Saury) Festival"
September 23, 2017 (Saturday, National Holiday)

"Harvest Moon Viewing Diamond Veil"
October 4, 2017 (Wednesday)
*Outdoor stairs open in the evening until 22:00.

"Harvest Moon Viewing Live"
October 4, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Ensembles Tokyo"
October 15, 2017 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Steal Tower × Iron Plate! Let's eat Hiroshima Styled Okonomiyaki at the foot of Tokyo Tower!"
October 10, 2015 (Saturday)
*Freshly baked Hiroshima styled Okonomiyaki is distributed for free to 1,010 people of first arrival.

"Halloween Tokyo Tower 2015"
from October 2, 2015 (Saturday) to October 31, 2015 (Saturday)

"Hamamatsuchō Green Sound Festa Hama Matsuri" (This event is held around Hamamatsuchō.)
November 3, 2015 (Tuesday, National Holiday)

"Let's see Diamond Fuji from Tokyo Tower!"
from November 2, 2015 (Monday) to November 4, 2015 (Wednesday)

"Purple Light up"
November 12, 2015 (Thursday)

"Oita Prefecture with Hot Springs: Hell Steaming Festival in Tokyo Tower"
from November 21, 2015 (Saturday) to November 22, 2015 (Sunday)

"TOKYO TOWER HIGHBALL GARDEN ROOFTOP JINGISUKAN"
from July 10, 2015 (Friday) to November 23, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Tokyo Tower Salvation Army Japan Christmas society pot concert"
November 29, 2015 (Sunday)

"Bisco Tree Project"
December 23, 2015 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Christmas Lightdown Story"
from December 1, 2015 (Tuesday) to December 25, 2015 (Friday)

"First Sunrise on New Year Day and Hatsumoude at Tokyo Tower"
January 1, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday)

"Face of This Year Exhibition 2015 in TOKYO TOWER"
from December 16, 2015 (Wednesday) to January 3, 2016 (Sunday)

"It opens Every Day during year-end and new year holidays! Let's climb the Tokyo Tower using the stairs!"
from December 26, 2015 (Saturday) to January 3, 2016 (Sunday)

"Seasonal Event during Year-end and New Year Holiday! Display of Christian Era at Special Observatory"
from December 26, 2015 (Saturday) to December 30, 2016 (Wednesday) and from January 1, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday) to January 5, 2016 (Tuesday))
*"2015" is displayed from December 26, 2015 (Saturday) to December 30, 2015 (Wednesday) and "2016" is displayed from January 1, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday) to January 5, 2016 (Tuesday).
*It is displayed on only two side of Shinjuku area and Shinagawa・Yokohama area.
* "2016" isn't displayed at 00:00am on January 1, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday).

"The 39th Child Picture Contest"
from January 9, 2016 (Saturday) to January 11, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Setsubun Festival and Bean-tossing Event"
February 3, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Diamond Fuji Viewing from Tokyo Tower"
Viewing Recommendation Period: from February 8, 2016 (Monday) to February 10, 2016 (Wednesday)
*In particular, the best time is at 17:04 on February 9, 2016 (Tuesday).

"Tokai Area 7 Cities Sightseeing Campaign"
February 13, 2016 (Saturday)

"Step up of Love! Let's climb the Tokyo Tower using the stairs on Valentine's Day!"
February 14, 2016 (Sunday)
*Opening Hour is Extended until 22:00 (Last Reception: 22:00).

"Tokyo Tower Winter Fantasy Part 1~Orange Illumination~"
from November 3, 2015 (Tuesday, National Holiday) to February 29, 2016 (Monday)

"Tokyo Tower Winter Fantasy Part 2~Kiki & Lala Illumination~"
from November 24, 2015 (Tuesday) to February 29, 2016 (Monday)

"Naughty Kids Park in Tokyo Tower"
January 24, 2016 (Sunday), February 21, 2016 (Sunday), March 12, 2016 (Saturday) and March 13, 2016 (Sunday)

※Cancelled
"Let's climb the Tokyo Tower using the stairs on White Day!"
March 14, 2016 (Monday)

"EARTH HOUR 2016 Tokyo Tower Light Down"
March 19, 2016 (Saturday)

"World Autism Awareness Day -Light it up Blue-"
April 2, 2016 (Saturday)

"TOKYO TOWER CITY LIGHT FANTASIA 2015-2016"
from November 13, 2015 (Friday) to April 3, 2016 (Sunday)

"Fish Fes in Tokyo Tower"
from March 18, 2016 (Friday) to April 3, 2016 (Sunday)

"Let's climb the Tokyo Tower using the stairs! It opens Every Day!"
from March 26, 2016 (Saturday) to April 3, 2016 (Sunday)

"One Day Event: Tropicana Orange Café OPEN!"
April 14, 2016 (Thursday)

"Let's climb the orange stairs with important persons on Orange Day!"
April 14, 2016 (Thursday)

"Gathering Japanese Beauty in the Sky"
April 29, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday)

"Tokyo Tower Rainbow Diamond Veil"
from May 3, 2016 (Tuesday, National Holiday) to May 5, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"TOKYO TOWER SAKURA EASTER"
from March 1, 2016 (Tuesday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)

"Kobukuro×Tokyo Tower: Cherry Blossom Collaboration"
from March 15, 2016 (Tuesday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)

"Annual Spring Event: 333 Koinobori and Giant Sanmanobori"
from April 5, 2016 (Tuesday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)
*During this event, wires that hang 333 Koinobori shine with seven colors from 17:30 to 23:00.

"ALICE IN SCIENCE WORLD"
from April 28, 2016 (Thursday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)

"Mother's Day Event: Carnation Present"
from May 7, 2016 (Saturday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)

"AMAZING FLOOR Flying Experience with LEXUS NX"
from June 2, 2016 (Thursday) to June 5, 2016 (Sunday)

"Bambini Festa in Tokyo Tower"
June 12, 2016 (Sunday)
from July 23, 2016 (Saturday) to July 24, 2016 (Sunday)
from August 20, 2016 (Saturday) to August 21, 2016 (Sunday)
October 30, 2016 (Sunday)
November 20, 2016 (Sunday)
December 11, 2016 (Sunday)
January 29, 2017 (Sunday)
February 26, 2017 (Sunday)
April 16, 2017 (Sunday)
May 14, 2017 (Sunday)
June 11, 2017 (Sunday)
July 8, 2017 (Saturday)
August 6, 2017 (Sunday)

"Light Down on Candle Night of 1 Million People"
June 19, 2016 (Sunday)

"Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Reduction / Light-Down Campaign: Light Down on Summer Solstice Day"
June 21, 2016 (Tuesday)

"It's Tokyo Tower! Wear a yukata for a discount!"
from July 5, 2016 (Tuesday) to July 7, 2016 (Thursday)

"Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Reduction / Light Down Campaign: Light Down on Cool Earth Day"
July 7, 2016 (Thursday)

"Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Special Light up"
August 5, 2016 (Friday)

"Mountain Day Anniversary!: Special Morning Opening of the Staircase!"
August 11, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"MINTIA 20th SPECIAL Light UP"
August 26, 2016 (Friday)

"Annual Summer Event: The Milky Way Illumination"
from June 1, 2016 (Wednesday) to August 31, 2016 (Wednesday)
*During this event, direct staircase to the Main Observatory (ascending staircase, descending staircase) decorates with illumination lights and opens 17:00~22:00 (Last Entrance: 22:00) on weekdays and 11:00~22:00 (Last Entrance: 22:00) on weekends and national holidays.

"The Horrors Passed Down in Tokyo Tower, Security Camera"
from July 15, 2016 (Friday) to September 4, 2016 (Sunday)

"Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Special Light up"
September 7, 2016 (Wednesday)

"TOKYO TOWER HIGHBALL GARDEN ROOFTOP Genghis Khan"
from March 18, 2016 (Friday) to September 11, 2016 (Sunday)

"Moon Viewing the Stairs Walk"
September 15, 2016 (Thursday)

"The 8th Sanriku-Ofunato Tokyo Tower Sanma (Pacific Saury) Festival"
September 22, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"PERSONA5 ART GALLERY in TOKYO TOWER"
from September 3, 2016 (Saturday) to September 28, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Welcome, World Tower Conference! Special Diamond Veil and Illuminate the Tower with Character Lighting"
from September 25, 2016 (Sunday) to September 28, 2016 (Wednesday)

"TOKYO TOWER SUMMER LIGHT FANTASIA"
from June 15, 2016 (Wednesday) to September 30, 2016 (Friday)

"Tokyo Tower Pink Light up"
October 1, 2016 (Saturday)

"TOKYO TOWER HIGHBALL GARDEN"
from April 8, 2016 (Friday) to October 2, 2016 (Sunday)

"Setouchi Fair 2016"
October 2, 2016 (Sunday)

"The 35th MINATO CITIZENS' FESTIVAL 2016" (This event is held around Minato City Shiba Park.)
from October 8, 2016 (Saturday) to October 9, 2016 (Sunday)

"Tap water VS Bottled water Taste-test campaign"
October 15, 2016 (Saturday)

"TOKYO TOWER GREEN LIGHT UP"
October 16, 2016 (Sunday)

"ONE PIECE HALLOWEEN 2016"
from September 17, 2016 (Saturday) to October 31, 2016 (Monday)

"Halloween Tokyo Tower 2016"
from October 5, 2016 (Wednesday) to October 31, 2016 (Monday)

"Outdoor stairs open in the evening! Get into the Halloween spirit and climb Tokyo Tower at night!"
from October 29, 2016 (Saturday) to October 31, 2016 (Monday)

"Magic Halloween Diamond Veil"
October 31, 2016 (Monday)

"Green Light up"
November 2, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Let's see Diamond Fuji from Tokyo Tower!"
from November 1, 2016 (Tuesday) to November 3, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"Hamamatsuchō Green Sound Festa Hama Matsuri" (This event is held around Hamamatsuchō.)
November 3, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"Purple Light up"
November 12, 2016 (Saturday)

"Oita Prefecture with Hot Springs: Hell Steaming Festival in Tokyo Tower"
from November 26, 2016 (Saturday) to November 27, 2016 (Sunday)

"Rugby World Cup 2019™ × Tokyo Tower 1000 Days- Countdown Event"
December 24, 2016 (Saturday)

"Christmas Lightdown Story"
from December 1, 2016 (Thursday) to December 25, 2016 (Sunday)

"First Sunrise on New Year Day and Hatsumoude at Tokyo Tower"
January 1, 2017 (Sunday, National Holiday)

"Trick Art Exhibition in Tokyo Tower"
from December 13, 2016 (Tuesday) to January 3, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Let's climb the Tokyo Tower using the stairs!"
from December 26, 2016 (Monday) to January 3, 2017 (Tuesday)
from March 25, 2017 (Saturday) to April 2, 2017 (Sunday)

"The Face of this Year 2016 in TOKYO TOWER"
from December 20, 2016 (Tuesday) to January 5, 2017 (Thursday)

"Seasonal Event during Year-end and New Year Holiday! Illumination Display of the Western Calendar for the New Year's Holiday"
from December 26, 2016 (Monday) to December 30, 2016 (Friday) and from January 1, 2017 (Sunday, National Holiday) to January 5, 2017 (Thursday)
*"2016" is displayed from December 26, 2016 (Monday) to December 30, 2016 (Friday). "2017" is displayed from January 1, 2017 (Sunday, National Holiday) to January 5, 2017 (Thursday).
*The display will be at the Main Observatory's south side only (towards Shinagawa and Yokohama).
*"2017" isn't displayed at 00:00am on January 1, 2017 (Sunday, National Holiday).

"Tokyo Tower Culture Festival 2017"
from January 14, 2017 (Saturday) to January 15, 2017 (Sunday)

"Spend the weekend at Tokyo Tower, with Made in Tokyo craft"
from January 14, 2017 (Saturday) to January 15, 2017 (Sunday)
from January 21, 2017 (Saturday) to January 22, 2017 (Sunday)
January 28, 2017 (Saturday)
from February 4, 2017 (Saturday) to February 5, 2017 (Sunday)
from February 18, 2017 (Saturday) to February 19, 2017 (Sunday)
February 25, 2017 (Saturday)
from March 4, 2017 (Saturday) to March 5, 2017 (Sunday)
from March 11, 2017 (Saturday) to March 12, 2017 (Sunday)
from March 27, 2017 (Monday) to March 29, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Setsubun Festival and Bean-tossing Event"
February 3, 2017 (Friday)

"Let's see Diamond Fuji from Tokyo Tower!"
from February 7, 2017 (Tuesday) to February 9, 2017 (Thursday)

"Tokai Area 7 Cities Sightseeing Campaign"
February 11, 2017 (Saturday, National Holiday)

"Valentine's Night! Nighttime Special Open Outdoor Staircase"
February 14, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Premium Friday in Tokyo Tower"
February 24, 2017 (Friday)

"Winter Special Event: Winter ONE PIECE 2016-2017"
from November 1, 2016 (Tuesday) to February 28, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Tokyo Tower Winter Fantasy ~ONE PIECE Snow Dome Illumination~"
from November 3, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday) to February 28, 2017 (Tuesday)
*Snow Dome Show is held from 13:00 to 22:00 (on the hour). Only the inside of the snow dome will be lit up for the 13:00, 14:00, and 15:00 shows.

"Tokyo Tower × Tokyo Tarareba Musume Illumination"
from December 9, 2016 (Friday) to February 28, 2017 (Tuesday)
*Illumination is held from 16:00 to 23:00.

"Smile Northeast Restoration Project Marche"
from March 11, 2017 (Saturday) to March 12, 2017 (Sunday)

"White Day's Night! Nighttime Special Open Outdoor Staircase"
March 14, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Tokyo Tower Taiwan Festival 2017"
from March 18, 2017 (Saturday) to March 20, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Minato City World Carnival"
March 26, 2017 (Sunday)

"World Autism Awareness Day -Light it up Blue-"
April 2, 2017 (Sunday)

"Tropicana Orange Day Event"
April 9, 2017 (Sunday)

"TOKYO TOWER CITY LIGHT FANTASIA ~FUTURE TOKYO TOWER~"
from November 18, 2016 (Friday) to April 23, 2017 (Sunday)

"Let's climb the Tokyo Tower using the stairs!"
from April 29, 2017 (Saturday, National Holiday) to May 7, 2017 (Sunday)

"Tokyo's Springtime Tradition! 333 Koinobori (Carp Banner) and Giant Sanmanobori (Saury Banner)"
from April 5, 2017 (Wednesday) to May 7, 2017 (Sunday)
*During this event, the wire tethering the 333 Koinobori will glow in 7 different colors from 17:30 to 23:00.

"Mysterious Art Illusion Exhibition in Tokyo Tower"
from April 28, 2017 (Friday) to May 7, 2017 (Sunday)

"TOKYO TOWER SAKURA EASTER"
from March 1, 2017 (Wednesday) to May 8, 2017 (Monday)

"FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary Event: CRYSTAL TOKYO TOWER"
from April 28, 2017 (Friday) to May 14, 2017 (Sunday)

"Mother's Day Event: Carnation Present"
from May 12, 2017 (Friday) to May 14, 2017 (Sunday)

"Blue Flame Light up"
June 7, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Monthly Water Service Contact Event 2017: Water Resource Forest created by everyone"
June 17, 2017 (Saturday)

"Light Down on Candle Night of 1 Million People"
June 17, 2017 (Saturday)

"Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Reduction / Light-Down Campaign: Light Down on Summer Solstice Day"
June 21, 2017 (Wednesday)

"TOKYO TOWER ★ TANABATA WEEK"
from July 1, 2017 (Saturday) to July 7, 2017 (Friday)

"Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Reduction / Light Down Campaign: Light Down on Cool Earth Day"
July 7, 2017 (Friday)

"Tokyo Tower × TWICE Collaboration Event"
from June 29, 2017 (Thursday) to July 31, 2017 (Monday)

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Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 1.5 hours in a regular pace, about 1 hour in a hurried pace, and about 2 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
It opens from 9:00 to 23:00 (last entry: 22:30).

Closed Day
It opens every day. However, Special Observatory can be closed due to weather conditions.

Admissions Fee
From ground to Main Observatory, adult (high school students and over) is 900-yen, child (elementary school students and junior high school students) is 500-yen and infant (over 4 years old) is 400-yen. From Main Observatory to Special Observatory, adult (high school students and over) is 700-yen, child (elementary school students and junior high school students) is 500-yen and infant (over 4 years old) is 400-yen.

Access
The closest stations are Akabanebashi Station (Toei Subway: Oedo Line), Kamiyacho Station (Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line), Onarimon Station (Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line) and so on. As Tokyo Tower is a landmark, it is easy to find the tower from the station.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Akabanebashi Station (Toei Subway: Oedo Line)
◎ Kamiyacho Station (Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line)
◎ Onarimon Station (Toei Subway: Mita Line)
○ Daimon Station (Toei Subway: Asakusa Line, Oedo Line)
○ Hamamatsucho Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line)
○ Monorail-Hamamatsucho Station (Tokyo Monorail: Haneda Airport Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
◎ With Children

Name in English
Tokyo Tower

Name in Roman Letters
Tokyo Tawa

Name in Japanese
東京タワー
とうきょうたわー

Address
4-2-8 Shiba-Koen, Minato City, Tokyo, Japan,105-0011

Telephone Number
03-3433-5111

URL
https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/en.html

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Purpose: Observatory

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