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Tokyo Tower 東京タワー

Located in central Tokyo, the 333m-high Tokyo Tower was built in 1958 and provides a great bird’s eye view of Tokyo, Mt Fuji, and its sky-soaring counterpart, the Tokyo Skytree, on a clear day. This was Japan’s tallest structure until the completion of the Tokyo Skytree in 2012. The main observatory, at 150m high, can be reached via elevator or, if you’re feeling brave, a 600-step stairway, both of which are ticketed.

The Tokyo Tower sometimes holds special events on Valentine’s Day or during Christmas season, when the tower exterior is illuminated, and the club on the observatory deck level holds various live music events every night with various themes.

Great news for fans of manga One Piece, there is also an indoor One Piece theme park at the foot of the tower, the first large-scale One Piece theme park, where you can walk into interactive attractions featuring One Piece characters, watch live shows, eat character foods at the themed restaurant and buy original One Piece goods at the souvenir shop.


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You can appreciate the tower without ascending it, but its worth the cover charge for the view. If you are afraid of heights like I am, it is quite nerve wrecking! For any One Piece fans its worth a visit.

Though it can be fun, it is usually very crowded and expensive. You can find equally impressive views at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building's free observation deck.

went here long long time ago, and wouldn't want to go back because it was such a waste of money going up and see the city, while in the tokyo government building you can go and see the city for free. it's just nice to take a picture outside as a souvenir.

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