Tokyo Tower has long been known as one of the most significant symbols of Tokyo and Japan. Located near many attractions, but do you know what other things can you do besides getting the view from the top? Tokyo Tower has more attractions than just the observatory. Let's discover the hidden attractions!
1. Enjoy the view from the Main Deck
There are two observatories in Tokyo Tower, and the Main Deck is for everyone who visits Tokyo Tower. The view from 150 meters above the sky may sound not too high. However, the view with skyscrapers at almost the same height as your sights is undoubtedly breathtaking.
2. Participate in the Top Deck Tour and get the special view
Tokyo Tower offers an exceptional view for those who participated in the "Top Deck Tour"! The tour allows you to visit "Top Deck," which is 250 meters above the sky. Not only that, participants can learn about the history of Tokyo Tower and the city of Tokyo with a guide in 13 languages. They also offer a drink and photo shooting service. Participate in the tour and enjoy a privileged view that only participants can experience.
3. Pray for love and school success at Tokyo Tower Daijingu Shrine
Who would believe there is a shrine at 150 meters above the ground? Tokyo Tower Daijingu Shrine is located at the highest place in Tokyo's 23 wards. The shrine is related to love and school success and many students preparing for entrance exams visit the shrine to pray for their success. The shop by the shrine also sells lucky charms.
Main Deck Observatory 2nd floor.
4. Enjoy the view while having a cup of coffee at Café La Tour
Café La Tour is a cafe located on the same floor as the Main Deck. You can enjoy light meals, snacks, and drinks while enjoying an amazing view. Try ordering their soft serve. You get it with a unique paper wrapping in the shape of the Tokyo Tower. It's a perfect place to take a break.
TOKYO TOWER OFFICIAL SHOP THE SKY: Main Deck Observatory 1st floor.
5. Shop Tokyo Tower designed souvenir at TOKYO TOWER OFFICIAL SHOP THE SKY and TOKYO TOWER OFFICIAL SHOP GALAXY
TOKYO TOWER OFFICIAL SHOP THE SKY is on the same floor as the Main Deck observatory. You can find around 300 items that include Tokyo Tower's merchandise that is perfect for remembering your visit to Tokyo Tower.
TOKYO TOWER OFFICIAL SHOP GALAXY is on the third floor of FOOT TOWN, a shopping mall at the foot of Tokyo Tower. They sell mostly Tokyo tower designed souvenirs, some of them produced by collaborations of famous creators both from Japan and from other parts of the world. Get the original items that are limitedly sold here.
TOKYO TOWER OFFICIAL SHOP THE SKY: Main Deck Observatory 2nd floor.
TOKYO TOWER OFFICIAL SHOP GALAXY: Foot Town 3rd floor.
6. Live music at Club 333
Club 333 is a theater built on the Main Deck observatory floor. Various sorts of performances and events are held here and change seasonally. They play an original film about the history of Tokyo when no events are going on. So no matter if you have particular events that interest you, you should definitely check out Club 333.
Main Deck Observatory 1st floor.
7. Tokyo One-piece Tower
Attractions, live entertainment, and restaurants are all set around the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who forms a crew called the Straw Hat Pirates and seeks out the ultimate treasure (One Piece). Here in Tokyo One-piece Tower, visitors can experience the world of “One Piece” in attractions like Luffy’s Endless Adventure, featuring dynamic visuals that trace the main character’s memory and unveil why he must go on fighting; Chopper’s Thousand Sunny Tour, which invites visitors to explore the Straw Hats’ pirate ship; and Nami’s Casino, run by the money crazy crew member Nami.
Also with Sanji’s oresama restaurants, Cafe Mugiwara serving original gourmet dishes and Mugiwara shop carrying limited-edition merchandise, let’s join the Luffy crew to the amazing adventure!
Foot Town inside Tokyo Tower, 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floor.
– Park: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission 9:00 p.m.)
– Sanji’s oresama Restaurant: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last order 9:00 p.m.)
– Cafe Mugiwara: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
– Mugiwara Store: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hours may be changed. Check the official information.
Adults (19ys and older) 3,300yen. Senior/Junior (13-18 y.o) 2,800yen, Children (4-12 y/o) 1,600yen.
8. Shop and dine at the FOOT TOWN
There are approximately 19 shops and restaurants on the first and second floor of the FOOT TOWN, the shopping mall built at the foot of Tokyo Tower, to make visitors never bored. Restaurants and cafes offer light meals, snacks, and drinks. The shops sell souvenirs from Tokyo mostly.
Foot Town inside Tokyo Tower, 1st and 2nd floor
Depend on the stores
9. Enjoy seasonal illuminations
Besides monthly illumination outside of the Tower, it has two evening illumination events that enhance the sense of the seasons: mostly white color lights from July to September and mostly orange color lights from October to July.
They also decorate inside the observation deck during the Christmas season to make Tokyo Tower in the holiday season mood.
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Information in this article is as the updated date. Refer to the official website for the latest information