Tokyo Tower, Tokyo

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4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku 03-3433-5111
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    Tokyo Tower

    by salisbury3933 Written Apr 7, 2009

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    On a nice day the view can be pretty good, but when the city is enveloped in haze, as it sometimes is, the view is less good.

    It's interesting anyway to visit an elevated spot in Tokyo, if anything to get an idea as to the scale of the whole greater Tokyo urban area.

    There are two observation points, one from 150 metres, and a second one at 250 metres.

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Oedo Subway line AKABANEBASHI, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Kamiyacho, Exit 1

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

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    Tokyo Tower, a night time spectacular.

    by FlowerOfScotland Written Feb 12, 2009

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    During my recent trip to Tokyo I didn't intend to go to Tokyo Tower, but on my last night I had nothing else planned to do, so I went. I was so glad I did.
    I didn't have a look around the ground floor and went straight to the lift. The ride in the lift up to the observation deck was pretty impressive, the coloured interior lights of the lift generates an air of excitement as it wisks you up 150 metres. Upon exiting the lift, going to the observation deck windows and seeing Tokyo at night was mind-blowing. At this level, you are above most buildings except the tallest skyscrapers, the tops of which are about at eye-level. However, once you have experienced this view, you want more. The lift up to the special observation deck has transparent sides and the ride up to the 250 metre level is dramatic. Once there, you are above the tallest skyscrapers and can see right over Tokyo Bay. The view is absolutely fantastic. and in my opinion, is worth every yen. To go to both observation decks costs Y1,420 (820+600)
    I have visited quite a few city towers, Eiffel Tower in Paris and the TV tower in Alexanderplatz, Berlin - to name two - which cost roughly the same as this one, about £10-12, but they are 'not a patch' on the overall experience of Tokyo Tower.

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

    One view from the first observation deck.
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    The Asian Eiffel Tower

    by kimbee_vergara Written Aug 12, 2008

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    Constructed in 1958, Tokyo Tower soars 333 meters, 13 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower. There are two observatories from which to get panoramic views of Tokyo, and Mount Fuji on a clear day. The Main Observatory is 150 meters high, the Special Observatory, 250 meters high. The tower is lit by 164 floodlights: orange in winter, and incandescent white in summer. Inside the tower, you will also find the Tokyo Tower Wax Museum, the Mysterious Walking Zone and the Trick Art Gallery.

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

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    Tokyo Tower

    by imstress Written Aug 12, 2008

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    Tokyo Tower stand at 333 meters tall and is the world’s tallest freestanding iron structure. It is taller than the Eiffel Tower by 13m. The observation floors are at the height of 150m and 250m. On a clear day, you can get a good view of Mount Fuji.

    Tokyo Tower was built in 1958 to carry television transmissions. It now broadcast all Tokyo’s channels as well as FM radio stations.

    The Tokyo Tower also house an aquarium at the first floor. On the fourth floor is the Trick Art Gallery where special paints are used to create 3D pictures. There is a wak museum and Hologram exhibition at the third level.

    Tokyo tower opens daily from 9am to 10pm. The entrance fee is 800Y. Nearest stations are Kamiyacho and Onarimon Stations.

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

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    Japanese Eiffel Tower?!

    by Marisola Updated Aug 6, 2008

    Yes, almost like the Eiffel Tower --- except it's 13 meters taller!!! The Tokyo Tower is 333 meters tall! Visit here and you can see a great view of Tokyo! You might even see Mt. Fuji! If you come with an organized tour group, you can go to the front of the line, which is very nice on a hot day! There are souvenir shops and a food court on the 2nd floor which even has a McDonald's!

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

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    Watch the city from Tokyo Tower !!

    by WStat Updated Apr 24, 2008

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    When I stood at the visitors-terrace, I did not realise, that the Tokyo-Tower with it's 333meters is by 13m higher than the famous Eiffel-Tower of Paris!
    The view over Tokyo, the Ginza- and Roppongi-areas are smashing. Opposite the tower there is a shrine, a temple and a cemetery. At the observatory you`ll find some souvenir-shops, a restaurant and even a small temple!

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

    Tokyo Tower TT view Temple opposite
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    360 VIEWS OF TOKYO and DAINTILY WRAPPED MEMENTOES

    by AusPinay Updated Apr 21, 2008

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    As we stayed at Tokyo Prince Hotel, we are just behind the famous TOKYO TOWER with a height of 333 metres. Our rooms had breathaking views day and night of the tower.

    Of course it is still a must to go and see inside the humongous structure! We paid just 1400 yen for our family of four up to the special observatory section which is about 250 metres high. Visitors can go up to 150 metres which give 360 views around the city and on a clear day view Mt. Fuji from a distance as well!

    It was still a bit foggy in some parts of the city but sunny in most so we were lucky in a way as we breezed our way to the top up to 250 metres.

    Get a brochure which gives a guide on what attractions to look out for at the south, north, west or east of the tower!

    Aide from the good souvenir shop where we got mementoes like magnets, key chains, shirts, etc. there is also an aquarium, wax museum, and an amusement center for the kids and kids at heart.

    No worries, remember there are also a wide variety of eateries and fast food shops and restaurants to choose from! They cater to all sorts of budget too and there is even a family variety mini supermarket! Don't forget to pass by the little specialty shops manned by friendly old Japanese ladies who will meticulously wrap each item you buy in dainty shiny colourful wrapping papers! That is the bonus!

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

    Tokyo Tower at night From 25o metres high at the Tower another view of the city from the Tower Tokyo Prince is behind the tower soem more views from the top
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    Visit the Tokyo Tower!*

    by joiwatani Written Dec 26, 2007

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    We decided to go to Tokyo at the last minute. So, my sisters and I caught a train from Tsuchuira to Tokyo. Once we got there, we visited two shrines fist and got to the Tokyo Tower. At 3:00 pm, the line was so long for the ticketing office. We were told that the wait is about an hour and a half! So, we decided to wait anyway. I was thinking, it will be good to wait since by the time that we get out fromt the tower, the lights will be out and we can take some pictures of the illuminated Tokyo Tower!

    My sister was impatients so I sent her to buy some ice cream. We enjoyed waiting after that while we were eating. There were kids behind us and they were playing with their grandmother. It was good to listen to them and watching them.

    The children kept watching me because my sister and me have braces on our teeth!

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

    The painting of the Tokyo Tower At the top of the Tokyo Tower At the base of the Tokyo Tower At the food shop at the Tokyo Tower Overlooking Tokyo City
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    Tokyo Tower

    by Bob_Shan Written Aug 2, 2007

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    600 Yen to get to the lower platform, with additional 600 yen you may go to the higher one. However, the view wont be much different.

    Honestly, it is not that impressive compared to panorama view sites in cities like New York, Chicago, Toronto, Las Vegas, London, Paris..., it carries a special meaning for lovers. Some say the tower will bless couple a life long love.

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

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    Tokyo Tower

    by Lord-Vini Written Sep 28, 2006

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    Make sure you have a day out here. There are two levels to Tokyo Tower, one at 150m which has gift shops and the such, and one at 250 which costs a little extra but well worth the view on a clear day (when you can see Mt Fuji. At the bottom level there is a food court, souvinear shops and other little places to visit like the aquarium and the visual illusion gallery.

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

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    The Red Tower of Tokyo

    by SLLiew Written Aug 23, 2006

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    This is one of my favorite tourist destination. Tokyo Tower at 333 m is taller than Eiffel Tower of Paris.

    There is a main observation deck and a higher observation deck just like Eiffel Tower.

    You can have a panoromic view of Tokyo and even Mt. Fuji and the Central Japanese Alps on a clear day. But I enjoying seeing the shoe-box like buildings below with the tentacles of highways and blotches of green park from above.

    At least you can say, "I went up Tokyo Tower".

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

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    Climb Tokyo Tower

    by AKtravelers Written Aug 12, 2006

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    For a fine view of Tokyo, take a climb up Tokyo Tower in Roppongi. You can get fine views of the vast city, including Tokyo Harbor and the Rainbow Bridge. If your weather is crystal clear (and it never has been for me) you can even see Mt. Fuji off to the west. Tokyo Tower was designed to look like the Eiffel Tower, but it is actually bigger, though its placement in the middle of urban structures belies that fact.

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

    Tokyo Tower reaches into the clouds
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    Tokyo Tower

    by muddybok Updated May 24, 2005

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    I can seem to find a Tokyo Tower picture with right exposure. I have to make do with the visiting ticket.

    You can see Tokyo Tower from miles, unless you're blocked by really tall building.

    I visited Tokyo Tower at night, and its all started by taking a short walk from ANA hotel & suddenly distracted by the beautiful view of the tower.

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    La Tour Tokyo

    by FelixB Written Apr 9, 2005

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    The great Tokyo Tower was built in 1958 and resembles pretty much the Tour Eiffel in Paris. However in the Japanese striving for perfection they built a much better tower than the Paris original: with a height of 333 m it is 11 m higher than the Eiffel Tower and much lighter. There are observatories in 150 m and 250 m height. The Entrance fee for the first is 820 ¥ and for the special observatory there is another fee to be paid at the first one. This one costs around another 500 ¥. This is quite expensive for Tokyo but the views of Shinjuku, Roppongi Hills, the Imperial Palace Gardens and Odaiba are very stunning.
    Underneath the tower is a shopping mall with restaurants and lots of souvenir stores as well as a wax figure cabinett and the Modern Science Museum which cost extra.

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

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    The Tokyo Tower

    by Teamfast Updated Mar 1, 2005

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    Facts: 164 light bulbs to make sure it lit up at night cost 820 Yen($6US) for the Grand Observation at 150m (450ft) and the Special Observation Platform go to another 100m(300ft) for 600 Yen (about$4,5)

    Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

    Directions: Toei Subway AKABANEBASHI

    Phone: 03-3433-5111

    Website: http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/

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