As much as Tokyo Skytree might dominate the skyline, Tokyo’s most iconic structure will always be Tokyo Tower. Lit up a night, its bright red and white metal frame stands out clearly in a sea of white and yellow light from cars, office buildings, and street lamps.
Originally a broadcasting tower, the 333-metre structure was completed in 1958. It has two observatories: a Main Observatory at 150 metres and a Special Observatory at 250 metres. The former contains a cafe, a small music venue, and a glass floor section for those looking for a fright. While the views are impressive not being able to see Tokyo Tower itself is one obvious drawback.