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Tokyo Tower 東京タワー Night View Spots / Azabu-juban

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tokyo lady


  • Tokyo Tower
  • (2010-10-23)
  • I really don't have anything positive to say about most towers: Seattle, Auckland, Vancouver and the Tokyo Tower is no exception. Even worse, they don't even have a proper restaurant on the top floor. Perhaps this is a good thing, however, since most tower restaurants have mediocre food b/c you are paying for the view. The restaurants at the Tokyo Tower are fast food only such as Baskin Robbins and burger chains. The majority of tourists are high school kids on an outing. But see for yourself, you should experience it at least once, for the view.
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enigmatic


  • Good from far, but far from good.
  • (2009-01-28)
  • The Monet of tourist attractions: cool from a distance but a total let-down when you see it up close. It is nothing more than a radio tower surrounded by stinky tour buses with a pathetic shopping center crammed underneath it. The only people who actually go here are tourists who allow Lonely Planet to jerk them around and foreign guys who think their Japanese girlfriends actually want to go here. Let me clue you in: IT'S NOT THE EIFFEL TOWER, DUMMY! There is absolutely nothing romantic about a giant orange radio antenna. If you want play off of a city view, don't be a stingy schmuck: go to Roppongi Hills.
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hana


  • Tokyo Tower
  • (2008-11-29)
  • I like Tokyo Tower. It is typical sightseeing place but really nice !
    It is one of the most popular place for school trip too! You can see lots of group of school kids there.
    If weather permitting , you can see Mt fuji from view point.
    Also they have special light up at certain times such as breast cancer campaign( pink colour) or xmas verson so it is nice to go at night time.
    This place reminds me of my childhood , good for both kids and adults!
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Stephe


  • Tokyo Tower
  • (2008-11-20)
  • A must-see for every Tokyo visitor, although do try to go up on a clear day. The views are amazing, and even more so if you bring your little bi-lingual map book along and can point out to your guest "here is where I live ... here is where the Emperor lives ... that little area way over there is Yokohama". Best of all is when Fuji is visible from the bottom tower - these are the days when it might pay to wait in line to go up into the smaller top tower (only for those who do not suffer claustrophobia).

    Don't miss the tourist shops on the floor when you descend. The elevator drops you off in a different lobby than the entrance, conveniently right in front of all the junky little tourist stalls and within smelling distance of a McDonald's. Just what you wanted!
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studebaker


  • Tokyo Tower
  • (2008-11-17)
  • If you do it for nothing else, do it for the glass floor section up at the top. The glass floor has a better effect during the day than the night, but both times are excellent for a date. Japanese people view Tokyo tower as a top place to bring your date, so be prepared for the various types of couples, whether it's the first date awkward types or the couple on tour from another city. From Roppongi it look like it is a short walk. This is not true, take the train, bus or taxi, or be prepared for a little bit of a hike.
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esther


  • Tokyo Tower
  • (2007-09-30)
  • As the landmark of Tokyo, it is a must to pay a visit here. There is a very long line outside the entrance, waiting to be called to take the speedy elevator taking you to the top of the tower. After around 15 minutes of waiting, I finally went on the elevator. The speed the elevator move was fast! It takes about a minute or so to get to the observatory deck. There are two observatories; for the special one (which is higher up) you need to buy a ticket just for that, so I only went up to the Main Observatory which is at 150 m high. It was pretty crowded up there. At each corner of the observatory, there is an interactive guide board that tells you the direction and explanation of the view from the tower. There is also a goods shop with souvenirs and postcards. At one corner of the observatory, I also noticed a tiny shrine called the Great Shinto Shrine which grants wishes such as success in love, academic and traffic safety. What is neat is that there is a small area of the floor that's see through. This lookdown window allows you to lookdown at the ground from a height of 150m! Many people stand on it and lookdown from their toe tips. I am scared of the height therefore I wouldn't dare to try, but I did lookdown though, it was indeed very breathtaking. Many telescopes are located around the observatory, allowing you to see the spectacular Tokyo view from the tower. There are signs at each corner too, telling you what you would see if looking from this direction. If the weather allows you could even see Mt. Fuji. I didn't because it was cloudy. If you are tired, there is a café that you could sit down and rest. It took me a while to get down to the bottom of the tower as well, the line was long. But the tour wasn’t over! At the bottom of the tower (where the exit is) there are shops and entertaining spots such as a Wax museum and Guinness World Record museum. Overall it was indeed a very decent visit.
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Peter


  • Tokyo Tower
  • (2007-06-28)
  • Constructed in 1958 as a symbol of Japan's post-war recovery, the Tokyo Tower continues to be a draw to tourists and Japanese alike, even though it has long been outpaced by neighboring skyscrapers. Tokyo Tower is 333m, 13m higher than the Eiffel tower. I payed 800 yen to ride the elevator to the main observation deck, and an addition 620 yen to go to the "special" observation deck, quite a bit higher. This was one of the few times I've been worried about heights - the elevator shaft climbing to the top of the tower is exposed to the outside, supported by a strong but deceptively thin orange steel skeleton. When you get to the top it's not as bad though; things seem more stable. Actually, the views from the regular and special observation towers are pretty similar, but you might as well pay the extra 600 yen just to say you've done it.
    Looking out over the city is fun because you can hunt for places you are going tomorrow or went to yesterday. The city looks so much different at the ground level.
    The first five floors of Tokyo Tower contain restaurants, gimmicky museums, and a gimmicky jazz club, avoid if possible.
    I've climbed to the top of Mori Tower as well, although it's not necessarily a better experience just because it's a few stories high. I'd pick one, both are fun to climb. Mori Tower, though, as a romantic lounge/bar at the top.
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