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Tokyo Tower
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Tokyo Tower featuring modern architecture, a city and a skyscraper

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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Shimbashi Urban Hotel
Shimbashi Urban Hotel
3 out of 5
2-11-9, Shimbashi, Tokyo, Tokyo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $58 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Shinbashi, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hibiya Park, Tokyo Tower, and Tokyo Imperial Palace. Shibuya Crossing and Ueno Onshi Park are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (38 reviews)
"Easy to access and near convenience store. Staffs are really nice."

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2019

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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
The price is CA $64 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,265 reviews)
"Downtown Tokyo, near the station, near Japanese TV, good place👍👍👍, easy to find food ."

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The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
5 out of 5
4-8-1 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is CA $266 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Located in Minato, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shiba Park and Tokyo Tower. Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown are also within 2 mi (3 km). ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)
Great location! Incredible service!
"The employees at the hotel went above any beyond in every way, ensuring the three of us had an exceptional stay. When our luggage got lost at the airport, the hotel was able to coordinate with the airport employees and have the luggage delivered to the hotel. We also had several visitors and packages ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020

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Shimbashi Urban Hotel
Shimbashi Urban Hotel
3 out of 5
2-11-9, Shimbashi, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is CA $58 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
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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
The price is CA $64 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
5 out of 5
4-8-1 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is CA $266 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
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The Okura Tokyo
The Okura Tokyo
5 out of 5
2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is CA $452 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
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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 CA $77 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
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Tokyo Prince Hotel
4 out of 5
3-3-1 Shibakoen Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is CA $120 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
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Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba
Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba
4 out of 5
3-23-1 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is CA $81 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 15
Hotel The Celestine Tokyo Shiba
Tokyo Prince
Tokyo Prince
3.5 out of 5
3-3-1 Shiba-koen, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture
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NIBUNNO
NIBUNNO
3 out of 5
1-8-2, HIGASHI-AZABU, Tokyo, TOKYO
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