Tokyo Tower, a tourist attraction with a history of over 60 years, is known as a broadcasting tower and as an observation deck, but it is also popular as a gourmet spot. These are the latest gourmet news from Tokyo Tower!
Looking up the Tokyo Tower! All-you-can-eat rooftop BBQ
Tokyo Tower is a former broadcasting tower with a structure similar to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but there are some differences. At Tokyo Tower, there is a mall-like commercial facility just below the tower, with restaurants, souvenir shops and the indoor theme park “TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER“. What surprised me was the rooftop: there is a beer garden!
From spring to fall, the restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat (and drink) “Genghis Khan” (“jingisukan”) BBQ. Enjoy your food while looking up at the beautiful steel structure of Tokyo Tower – that’s the perfect combination! To prepare Japanese “Jingisukan”, just spread vegetables on a slightly bent hot plate, and put lamb meat, pork and/or beef on it to steam cook it. Add the secret sauce – done!
Especially at nighttime after dawn when the Tokyo Tower glows mysteriously in the dark its a fantastic sight and the perfect location to spend an unforgettable night with your family and friends!
By the way, if you just want a drink with some sides, we also recommend HIGHBALL GARDEN in the square in front of the main entrance of Tokyo Tower. Have you ever tried the popular cocktail “Highball”? Well, Japan is known for delicious whiskey. Therefore, Japanese “highballs” are made with whiskey mixed with soda. If you are over 20 years old, you have to try it!
TOKYO TOWER HIGHBALL GARDEN & ROOFTOP
April 13 (Sat)-September 30 (Mon)
Genghis Khan opening hours 17: 00 ～ 22: 30 (LO · 22:00)
Highball Bar opening hours:
Weekday: 16: 00-22: 30
Saturdays-Sundays and public holidays: 12: 00-22: 30
Sweet, sweet sweets!
I have a sweet tooth. If you are like me, you want to check out the “Mother Farm Cafe” which is famous for its super-delicious soft cream. Do you see the huge parfait on the picture? Well, I think I don’t have to explain it any further!
Mother Farm Cafe
Tokyo Tower Foot Town 3F
9: 30-22: 20 (last order 21: 50)
Seasonal drinks at TOWER’S DINER
The fashionable American West Coast style restaurant TOWER’S DINER offers lunch and lavish dinner menus, as well as a café menu perfect for the time in between. With its limited time “sakura” drinks and their WIFI connection, you can take a break while sharing your photos taken at Tokyo Tower with your friends. “TOWER’S DINER” is a very relaxing, and therefore the perfect place for a little break!
Check out their limited time “Sakura” menu here!
The wide variety of restaurants inside Tokyo Tower’s “FootTown” has something for every taste. Since the atmosphere varies depending on the location, you can really choose the perfect place that matches the occasion or your mood.
So, the lesson I learned today is: “When visiting Tokyo Tower, go there with an empty stomach!”
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Nearest stations: Kamiyacho Station (7 minutes on foot), Akabanebashi Station (5 minutes on foot), Onarimon Station (6 minutes on foot), Daimon Station (10 minutes on foot), Hamamatsucho Station (15 minutes on foot)