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Tokyo Tower

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.


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Lodging Near Tokyo Tower

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The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome
The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome

The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome

1-6-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 2,655 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Shiodome, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tsukiji Fish Market, Kabuki-za Theatre, and Ginza Wako Building. Hibiya Park and Zojoji Temple are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
    The Prince Park Tower Tokyo

    The Prince Park Tower Tokyo

    4-8-1 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 1,911 reviews
      4.5 out of 5.0

      Overlooking Shiba Park just a short walk from Zōjō-ji Temple, the Prince Park Tower Tokyo offers high-end respite in the capital's core. Two subway lines - the Oedo and Mita - run through the station a 5-minute walk from the lobby. The hotel also provides a shuttle bus to JR Hamamatsucho Station.

      Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Roppongi $77
      Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Roppongi

      Hotel Villa Fontaine Tokyo-Roppongi

      1-6-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
         
        4.0
        of 5, from 716 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Roppongi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tokyo Midtown and Tokyo Tower. Mori Art Museum and National Diet Building are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Tokyo Prince Hotel
        Tokyo Prince Hotel

        Tokyo Prince Hotel

        3-3-1 Shibakoen Minato, Tokyo
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 825 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Tokyo Prince Hotel is in the lively Minato district, known for towering skyscrapers, hip restaurants, and bars. Guests can walk 5 minutes to the iconic Tokyo Tower, and use 3 nearby metro stations to visit other parts of the city. Zojoji Temple and Shiba Daijingu Shrine are within a 15-minute walk.

          Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba $122
          Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba

          Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba

          3-23-1 Shiba, Tokyo
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 728 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Shiba, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Shiba Park and Tokyo Tower. Mori Art Museum and Tokyo Midtown are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Shiba Park Hotel
            Shiba Park Hotel

            Shiba Park Hotel

            1-5-10 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
               
              4.1
              of 5, from 1,208 reviews
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Guests can walk to Zojoji Temple, the World Trade Centre Building, and Tokyo Tower. Tokyo Imperial Palace is 2.6 km (1.6 mi) away. Two subway stations are within a 5-minute walk, and the JR Hamamatsucho train station is a 10-minute walk away.

              Mitsui Garden Hotel Shiodome Italia-gai
              Mitsui Garden Hotel Shiodome Italia-gai

              Mitsui Garden Hotel Shiodome Italia-gai

              2-14-24 Higashi-Shimbashi, Tokyo
                 
                4.2
                of 5, from 996 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Located in Shinbashi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of World Trade Centre Building, Shiba Rikyu Garden, and Shibadai Jingu Shrine. Hamarikyu Garden and Nittere Plaza are also within 10 minutes.

                Hotel Okura Tokyo $146
                Hotel Okura Tokyo

                Hotel Okura Tokyo

                2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
                   
                  4.5
                  of 5, from 1,161 reviews
                  4.5 out of 5.0

                  In Tokyo's popular Roppongi district, this hotel is 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from Suntory Hall and 0.9 km (0.6 mi) from Tokyo Tower and the National Diet Building. Tokyo Imperial Palace is 1.6 km (1 mi) away.