Tokyo Tower

Tower in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

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Something of a shameless tourist trap, this 1958-vintage tower remains a beloved symbol of the city's post-WWII rebirth. At 333m it's 13m taller than the Eiffel Tower, which was the inspiration for its design. It's also painted bright orange and white in order to comply with international aviation safety regulations.

The main observation deck is at 145m (there’s another ‘special’ deck at 250m). There are loftier views at the more expensive Tokyo Sky Tree.

There is an aquarium on the 1st floor. The 3rd floor has an exhibit of anime show One Piece, which may appeal to fans. Both require additional entrance fees.