Tokyo Tower is the symbolic orange and white tower of Tokyo, located in Minato City, Tokyo.
The 150m high Main Deck and the 250m high Top Deck are used as observation decks, making it one of the most popular spots for sightseeing in Tokyo.

Tokyo Tower seen from Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
One of the best views from Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

After sunset, the tower is lit up, and depending on the date and time, it is possible to see Tokyo Tower illuminated in colorful lights.

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About Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower illumination

Opened on December 23, 1958, Tokyo Tower stands 333 meters tall and was the tallest building in Japan until the Tokyo Sky Tree opened in May 2012.

It is not widely known that “Tokyo Tower” was chosen as a nickname from a public contest, and its official name is “Nippon Denpa-tou (Japan Broadcast Tower)”.
As the name “Japan Broadcast Tower” suggests, it served as a broadcast tower for TV and radio broadcasts covering the Kanto region at the time. Although the Tokyo Sky Tree now plays a major role, some radio signals are still transmitted from Tokyo Tower.

Main Deck and Top Deck

Tokyo Tower Main Deck
Main Deck

Tokyo Tower has two observation decks, the Main Deck and the Top Deck.
Note that there are different admission fees for those who enter only the Main Deck and those who enter the Top Deck.

Main Deck

The Main Deck, located 150 meters above the ground, is a two-story structure. The Main Deck has cafes, stores where visitors can buy souvenirs with Tokyo Tower motifs, a shrine at the highest point in Tokyo’s 23 wards, and a glass floor that allows visitors to look directly down.

Top Deck

The Top Deck, located 250 meters above the Main Deck (100 meters higher than the Main Deck), is an observation deck that visitors can enter by signing up for the “Top Deck Tour”.

The concept of the “Top Deck Tour” is an interactive tour that allows visitors to experience the history, present and future of Tokyo and Tokyo Tower.
The “Top Deck Tour” includes a gallery where visitors can experience the history of Tokyo Tower, welcome drinks, photo cards, and other hospitality services, in addition to enjoying the view of central Tokyo from 250 meters above the ground.

If you plan to visit the Top Deck, it is recommended to purchase a web ticket in advance, which is 200 yen cheaper than the ticket counter and allows you to join the tour smoothly.
Reservations can be made through the official website below.

TOP DECK TOUR | TokyoTower

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[Main Deck (150m)] Adults (19 years old and up): 1200yen, High school student (16 - 18 years old): 1000yen, Junior High and Elementary school student (7 - 15 years old): 700yen, Children (4 - 6 years old): 500yen. [Top Deck Tour (150m & 250m)] Adults (19 years old and up): 3000yen, High school student (16 - 18 years old): 2800yen, Junior High and Elementary school student (7 - 15 years old): 2000yen, Children (4 - 6 years old): 1400yen.


4 Chome-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0011


5 minute walk from Akabanebashi station.
6 minute walk from Onarimon Station.
7 minute walk from Kamiyacho Station.
10 minute walk from Shibakoen Station and Daimon Station.
15 minute walk from Hamamatsucho Station.


(Toei Transportation) Akabanebashi station
Oedo Line

(Toei Transportation) Onarimon Station
Mita Line

(Tokyo Metro) Kamiyacho Station
Hibiya Line

(Toei Transportation) Shibakoen Station
Mita Line

(Toei Transportation) Daimon Station
Asakusa Line, Oedo Line

(JR) Hamamatsucho Station
Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line

(Tokyo Monorail) Hamamatsucho Station
Tokyo Monorail