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All About Japan - Tokyo Tower: Symbol of the Japanese Capital


Tokyo Tower seen from below

Broadcasting tower, Tokyo Tower is 333 m high. It is also an ideal observation point, offering panoramic views of the city of Tokyo from its summit.

Its modernist charm is all the more appreciated when its structure lights up in the evening.



Tokyo Tower illuminated at night

With the birth of NHK (national broadcasting group), Tokyo needed a broadcasting tower.

In addition, Japan wanted to symbolize the country's rise after the war with an important monument.



Tokyo Tower under construction in the 1950s

Inspired by the Eiffel Tower (but larger), Tokyo Tower was completed in 1958. At 333m, it was the tallest tower in the world at that time.

It remained the tallest structure in Japan until Tokyo Skytree surpassed it in 2010.



Observatories in Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is divided into 3 floors:

At the foot, Foot Town is a neighborhood with cafes, restaurants, shops and One Piece Tower.

The main observatory, located at a height of 150 m. It offers a view of the city with windows also allowing you to look down.

The top observatory, 250 m high. The platform promises a panoramic view of the metropolis, Tokyo Skytree and Mount Fuji on the horizon.

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