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Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.9 meters, it is the second-tallest structure in Japan.

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The Tokyo Tower is a Japanese broadcasting tower, inaugurated in 1958 in the image of the Eiffel Tower, in the Minato district in the south of the capital. It is one of the tallest metal towers in the world, with a peak of 333 metres and two observatories over the city. Recognisable by its red and white colours, it lights up at night according to the seasons and events.

Designed by architect Tachu Naito and completed in the autumn of 1958 (opening to the public on 23 December), the Tokyo Tower is obviously inspired by the Eiffel Tower, except that it is a good dozen metres taller (or 7.6 metres if you count the antenna). At 333m, it is one of the tallest metal towers in the world. On the other hand, it is much lighter, weighing in at four thousand tonnes compared to its Parisian counterpart, which weighs over ten.

It would seem that the inspiration of this structure allows for better resistance to earthquakes, which is naturally a key point in Japanese constructions, especially those of great height.

You can recognise it by its characteristic red colour, streaked with white stripes. At night, the illuminations highlight it superbly. At the foot of the tower (80 metres on each side, after all), a shopping centre called "Foot Town" welcomes visitors, as well as numerous restaurants and even an aquarium. 

In March 2015, the tower hosted the first official One Piece theme park, which attracted 100,000 visitors in its first 48 days of operation. 

The Tokyo Tower has two observatories: the first one, called "Main Deck", is 145 meters above the ground and is accessible to the most courageous by a staircase. There is a glass floor and, for the record, the highest Shinto shrine in Tokyo Prefecture.
250 metres away is the special observatory, renamed "Top Deck" when it reopened on 3 February 2018, located just below the high antenna. From up there, Mount Fuji can of course be seen on a clear day.
Between these two floors, a TV/radio transmitter was used for a long time, but it was recently moved to the Sky Tree, which is almost twice as high.

A few steps away from the Tokyo Tower is the magnificent Zojo-ji temple, where you can continue your walk.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Tokyo Tower

When can I get to Tokyo Tower?

The Tokyo Tower is open every day, so don't hesitate.

To visit the Tokyo Tower, you will have to arrive in Tokyo.
From there, you can take the car or the underground

- Oedo line, Akabanebashi station (E21), Akabanebashi exit, then 5 minutes on foot
- Mita line, Onarimon station (I06), exit A1 then 6 minutes on foot;
- Hibiya line, Kamiyacho station (H05), exit 1 then 7 minutes on foot.

To enter the Tokyo Tower, you will have to pay an entrance fee, the price of which varies according to the age of the buyer (children-adults).

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