Tokyo Tower was built in 1958 as telecommunication tower for TV and radio. It is standing a small hill. Tokyo area is basically flat, so the small hill was chosen for the location.
While serving as a telecommunication tower, it also entertain people with observation decks.
Two ovservation deck
The lower itself is 333 m high and observatories are located in 150m and 250m meters above the sea level.
The lower deck is called Main Deck with has two stories and the lower story hand look down windows.
The higher observatory is called Top Deck.
To go up the 250m deck you need to join the Top Deck Tour. It is a self guided tour with a multilingual tablet. Please see the video how it looks like.
Stairs to the deck
You can even walk up to 150m observation deck by 600 steps of open air stairs.
Usually the stairs are open on week ends only but under Corvid 19, they open every day.
I’m sorry but you need to buy the ticket even if you don’t take the elevator 🙂
The night illumination is beautiful at Tokyo Tower.
The tower itself is lit up beautifully and it sometimes has special lightening.
Also has project mapping events are held seasonally. If you are lucky you will see one of them at 20:00 on the Main Deck.
|Open||Main deck: 9-23 (last admisson 22:30)|
Top Deck Tour: 9-22:45 (last tour 22:00-22:15)
|Price / Fee (JPY)||Main Deck(150m): 1200 per adult / 1000 per high school / 700 per child / 400 per infant over 3 years old|
Top Deck Tour (150m+250m): 3000 per adult / 2800 per high school / 2000 per child / 1400 per infant over 3 years old
200 JPY discount with pre online purchase
TOP DECK TOUR | TokyoTower
|Payment||Cash / Credit Card|
|Address||2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032|
|Phone||+81338420181 / 0338420181|
|Access||1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro / Toei Subway Asakusa Station / 3 minutes walk from Tobu Asakusa Station|