It weighs 4,000 tons, made of strong, lightweight steel and painted a distinct orange and white according to the Civil Aeronautic Law.
There are two observation decks, the main entrance fee is 820 yen ($8) and an additional 600 yen ($6) for the special observation level.
As a major landmark of Japan, the Tower Tower attracts many visitors, both locals and tourists – by the busloads!
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.
As well, there was a special exhibition of Michael Jackson memorabilia on display – apparently only at Tokyo Tower.
Noppon is the Tokyo Tower twin mascots.