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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.

Address
4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011
Directions
A 5-minute walk from Akabanebashi Station on the Toei Oedo Line; a 7-minute walk from Exit 1 of Kamiyacho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line; a 15-minute walk from the North Exit of Hamatsucho Station on the JR Lines (including the Yamanote Line
Hours
Open 9:00-23:00
Cost
¥900 for the Main Observatory and ¥700 for the Special Observatory
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