Tokyo Tower

Opened in 1958, Tokyo Tower is currently the tallest completed structure in Japan at 333 meters (Tokyo Sky Tree is now taller, but is still under construction).

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It weighs 4,000 tons, made of strong, lightweight steel and painted a distinct orange and white according to the Civil Aeronautic Law.

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There are two observation decks, the main entrance fee is 820 yen ($8) and an additional 600 yen ($6) for the special observation level.

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As a major landmark of Japan, the Tower Tower attracts many visitors, both locals and tourists – by the busloads!

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These pictures were taken during Children’s Day (as part of Japan’s Golden Week in early May) so koinobori (carp) streamers were hung around the tower base.

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As well, there was a special exhibition of Michael Jackson memorabilia on display – apparently only at Tokyo Tower.

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Noppon is the Tokyo Tower twin mascots.

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6 thoughts on “Tokyo Tower

    • True … I hear the Sky Tree is already attracting a lot of visitors, and it hasn’t opened yet. I can’t imagine (or maybe I can) the crowds when it really opens next year.

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