The popularity of the 60-year-old Tokyo Tower is still unclouded today. Every day, visitors from Japan and around the world come to see the orange and white broadcasting tower. Why? Well, did you know that the Tokyo Tower was recently reborn? On the new “Top Deck Tour” at 250 meters height, you get the chance to learn more about the history of Tokyo Tower.
A true V.I.P. experience
When participating in the Top Deck Tour (reservation required), there are no queues at the entrance. In no time you find yourself standing on the Main Deck at 150 meters (490 feet) height. A special feature of the tour is the free audio guide that comes in 13 languages. Learning more about the history of the tower in a familiar language is really nice.
As you go up from the Main Deck to the Top Deck at 250 meters (820 feet), the tablet of the audio guide turns into an interactive map that shows you exactly what you see beneath you.
See both: the Main deck AND the Top Deck
On the Top Deck Tour, you can visit both, the 150m and 250m deck. 150 meters is a great height to look closely at the buildings in the area.
Later, at 250 meters height, you will have a fantastic panoramic view of the city of Tokyo and, if the weather is good, even far beyond Tokyo Bay and Chiba Prefecture. On the way to the Top Deck, all participants of the tour receive a welcome drink and get the chance to do a photo shoot. So the short wait for the elevator passes by in no time!
Of course, the view from the upper deck is the absolute highlight of the tour. But also the interior design of the observatory is a treat! Mirrors on every wall and every pillar make you feel like standing in a sparkly jewel. When the city lights light up in the evening, the lamps are reflected romantically in the mirrors of the observation deck.
Tokyo Tower hasn’t lost its charm even at the age of 60 years. With its nostalgic atmosphere, brand new, ultra-clear windows, and the beautifully designed Top Deck, Tokyo Tower is definitely one of Tokyo’s top 10 attractions!
Address: 4-2-8 Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo