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Tokyo Tower

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Appearing as if a Paris landmark has been teleported to Tokyo, this Eiffel-inspired structure offers great daytime or evening 360-degree views of the city.

The orange and white steel beams of Tokyo Tower rise 1,092 feet (333 meters) above the city. See this landmark from many points across Tokyo then change perspectives and view the city from the tower’s observation decks.

The tower was built in 1958, just 13 years after much of Tokyo was devastated by World War II bombing. It was 69 years later and 28 feet (9 meters) taller than Paris’s Eiffel Tower, which provided inspiration for the structure. Its creation as the world’s tallest tower at the time symbolized Japan’s emerging economic powers. While the initial intent for the structure was service as a radio and television tower, it has hosted more than 150 million visitors since 1958.

At the base of the tower, in Foot Town, you will find a food court, wax museum, children’s amusement park, souvenir shop, and one of the world’s largest aquariums, with more than 50,000 fish of 900 species.

Take one of the express elevators from the first floor of Foot Town to the Main Observatory at 476 feet (145 meters). This level features a stage for live music, a cafeteria offering aerial city views, and “look-down” windows to view the structure and ground immediately below. For an additional fee, you can take another elevator to the Special Observatory for even more impressive 360-degree views. This is a good place to get your bearings before exploring the rest of the city.

To increase visitor traffic, tower lighting was increased and enhanced in 1989. One lighting strategy provides white lighting to create a cool effect in the summer and orange lighting for warmth in the winter in the early evening. Additional lights in seven colors create lighting for seasonal celebrations.

Tokyo Tower is in the Minato district of southern Tokyo. Many bus routes, subway lines and the Tokyo monorail have stops within three to 15 minutes’ walk of Tokyo Tower. The nearest subway is Akabanebashi. There is also a paid parking lot next to the tower.

Top Hotels Close to Tokyo Tower

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3 out of 5
3-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥4,636 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 5
Located in Roppongi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Billboard Live, Roppongi Hills, and Tokyo Midtown. Tokyo Tower and Mori Art Museum are also within ...
4.2/5Excellent! (864 reviews)
"Hotel is in the middle of businesses on day time and enjoy the proximity of the nightlife."

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The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
4 out of 5
1-6-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
Fully refundable
The price is ¥5,786 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in Shiodome, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ginza Wako Building, Kabuki-za Theatre, and Zojoji Temple. Tokyo Tower and Hibiya Park are also ...
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"Very comfortable stay with great service"

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Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier
Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier
4 out of 5
8-13-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥7,525 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Ginza, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nakagin Capsule Tower and Ginza Six. Kabuki-za Theatre and Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre are also within ...
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Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo-Roppongi
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3 out of 5
3-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥4,636 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 5
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4 out of 5
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The price is ¥5,786 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
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Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza Premier
4 out of 5
8-13-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥7,525 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
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The Okura Tokyo
5 out of 5
2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥40,800 per night from Aug 27 to Aug 27
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5 out of 5
4-8-1 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥24,000 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
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Hotel Monterey Ginza
3.5 out of 5
2-10-2 Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥6,327 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 5
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5 out of 5
1-23-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥28,900 per night from Aug 31 to Aug 31
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Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier
Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier
3.5 out of 5
3-15-17 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥10,141 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
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Tokyo Prince Hotel
Tokyo Prince Hotel
4 out of 5
3-3-1 Shibakoen Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥14,501 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Tokyo Prince Hotel
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