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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kanto - Tokyo - Southern Tokyo
Tokyo Tower
# 8   of 73 most visited
sights in Tokyo

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With 333 meters, Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) is 13 meters taller than its model, the Eiffel Tower of Paris, and the world's tallest self-supporting steel tower. It was completed in the year 1958 as a symbol for Japan's rebirth as a major economic power, and serves as a television and radio broadcast antenna and tourist attraction.

Visitors can ascend to the main observatory at 150 meters and the special observatory at 250 meters to get a bird's eye view of Tokyo. Under good weather conditions, Mount Fuji can be seen in the distance. A wax museum and several more attractions can be found on the ground floors of the tower. Separate entrance fees apply.

It is recommended to combine a visit to Tokyo Tower with a visit to Zojoji Temple, one of Tokyo's major temples, just next to the tower.

The Tokyo Skytree, an almost twice as tall, new broadcast antenna in northern Tokyo was opened in May 2012.

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How to get there
The closest subway stations to Tokyo Tower are Onarimon Station on the Mita Subway Line and Akabanebashi Station on the Oedo Subway Line. You can also walk there from Hamamatsucho Station on the JR Yamanote and JR Keihin-Tohoku Line in about 15 minutes.

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Hours and Fees
Hours:Main observatory: 9:00 to 22:00 (entry until 21:45)
Special observatory: 9:00 to 21:30 (entry until 21:00)
Closed:No closing days
Admission:900 yen (to main observatory only), 1600 yen (including special observatory)

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