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Tokyo Tower, the symbol of Tokyo culture

If you are asked the question, “What is the first thing that comes to mind about Tokyo?”, the answer could be the Tokyo Tower. You can see the Tokyo Tower from anywhere in Tokyo, but part of the appeal is that you can go inside and enjoy it.

I will introduce some of the things to see and enjoy at Tokyo Tower, a symbol of Tokyo and Japan.

What is Tokyo Tower?

I’m sure everyone knows Tokyo Tower as one of famous scenic spots in Tokyo. However, many of you may not be able to answer the question, “What is Tokyo Tower, in fact?”. Tokyo Tower, officially called “Nihon Denpa Tower”, was established in 1957 by the Nihon Denpa Tower Co. and nicknamed Tokyo Tower in 1958, and has been a favorite of many people ever since. In 2018, the tower reached 180 million visitors, and is still a popular tourist spot in Tokyo.

The Tokyo Tower has two observation decks: the 150-meter main deck and the 250-meter top deck. This is a great spot to get a great view of Tokyo from the center of the city.

What to see and do at Tokyo Tower

Looking at Tokyo Tower from the outside is one way to enjoy it, but there are plenty of things to do on the main deck and top deck. There are many tours and events to enjoy, so there are plenty of things to do. Let’s check out what to see and do at Tokyo Tower.

Top Deck Tour to the Observation Deck

The Top Deck Tour is an experience tour that allows you to go to the Main Deck and Top Deck, the observation decks of Tokyo Tower. This is the only tour that allows you to enter the Top Deck, which is the upper level of the Main Deck.

Each person who joins the tour is given an audio guide in 13 languages.

From the Top Deck, you get a 360-degree view of the city, and the view of Tokyo from 250 meters up is breathtaking. Mt. Fuji can be seen beyond the cityscape.

An audio guide will tell you detail information about the buildings and views.

In addition to the view from the observatory, there’s plenty more to see and do at the Tower Gallery, where you can learn about the history of Tokyo Tower and shop at the official store. On the platform, you can relax with a drink or have your photo taken with the photo service.

Grocery and shopping on the Main Deck and Foot Town

The main deck, 150 meters above the ground, has the official shop and a café with a view. It’s a great place to shop for souvenirs from your travels, or just take a break and enjoy the view.

Foot town located on the first three floors has many restaurants and shops. Stop in for lunch, tea and shopping.

Let’s pay our respects at Tower Daijingu on the main deck

The Tower Daijingu, the highest shrine in Tokyo’s 23 wards, is located on the main deck. It is said to be good luck in achieving love and success in school, and good luck charms are available at the official shop. Why not visit the shrine and make a wish along with your trip?

Experience exclusive events at Tokyo Tower

Various events are held at Tokyo Tower. Illuminations and art exhibitions in collaboration with brands or characters are held. Check out the website for updated information on events and others.

Great view of Tokyo Tower illuminated at night

In the evening, Tokyo Tower is lit up by LED lights. In addition to the regular red lights, a special illumination event called Infinity Diamond Veil is held every Friday and Saturday from 21:00 to 24:00, where the color and design changes every hour.

The regular lighting changes from summer to winter, so be sure to take in the spectacular view of Tokyo Tower as it changes its expression from time to time.


Tokyo Tower, a 333-meter tall radio tower that rises as a symbol of Tokyo and Japan, is a popular tourist attraction loved by many people. The tower is an attractive sight during the daytime as well as when it is lit up at night. The shops and tours and events on the Main Deck and Top Deck are also highlights of Tokyo Tower. Enjoy the view of Tokyo Tower from the outside, and enjoy it inside to the fullest.

Auther:Mamiko Kusano

CREAZIONE Co.Ltd. Director
From Tokyo
2006 Established CREAZIONE Co. Ltd. I mainly work on branding, digital branding, space design, and furniture design.