Tokyo's iconic Tokyo Tower offers visitors a panoramic view of central Tokyo from its two observation decks. The tower itself is also popular for its night-time illumination.
Tokyo's iconic tower, the Tokyo Tower, with a height of 333 meters, was built as a general television and radio broadcasting tower in 1958. In the present day, the Tower is frequented by those seeking views of the cityscape of Tokyo from either of the Tower's two observation decks. The main observation deck is at 150 meters from the ground, and the special observation deck at 250 meters is located on the top floor. The main observation deck spans two floors and is accessible by staircase or by one of three elevators. Once on the observation deck, visitors can find a cafeteria and a kiosk as well as a special stage, Club 333, where audiences become entranced by the superb view of Tokyo and special music events. The Tower, when lit up at night, livens up the night view of Tokyo. Through various colors and illumination patterns, the tower expresses the themes of Earth, peace, or dreams. Visitors may also see the Tower lit up in different ways depending on the event, promotions, and seasons. Hosted inside the Tower, visitors can enjoy an aquarium, food court, or souvenir shops. The Tokyo Tower is a 15-minute walk from the JR Hamamatsucho Station North Exit and a 5-minute walk from the Metropolitan Subway Oedo Line Akabanebashi Station Akabanebashi Exit.