Tokyo Tower 東京タワー

Avec son rouge éclatant et son allure de tour Eiffel, la tour de Tokyo est l'un des symboles de la capitale nippone

With its dazzling red and its Eiffel Tower look, the Tokyo Tower is one of the symbols of the Japanese capital

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The Tokyo Tower, emblem of the Japanese capital

Higher, lighter, more colourful... The Tokyo Tower was intended when it was created as a modernized version of the Eiffel Tower. Like the Iron Lady, her younger sister is a "must see" of the capital and one of its finest vantage points. It has now become the symbol of the capital.

Having become the symbol of the city, Tokyo Tower is located in the Minato district, in the heart of the Japanese capital....

 

The history of Tokyo Tower

Inaugurated in 1958 , the construction of the Tokyo Tower coincides with what some call the Japanese economic "miracle". The Tokyo Tower, or Tokyo Tower, symbolizes the spectacular regeneration of post-war Japan. His recurring appearances in the kaiju , the monster films very popular in the 1950s, contributed to his establishment in the Japanese collective imagination. Destroyed fictitiously by Godzilla , Mothra (the giant moth) and other King Kongs in the films, the Tokyo Tower remains one of the most effective means of setting a Tokyo scene.

Built in 1957 by the architect Tachū Naitō , the Tokyo Tower is 332.6 meters high : it is therefore taller than its Parisian sister. It weighs "only" 4000 tons , against the 10,000 of the Eiffel Tower. The steel that constitutes it comes partly from American tanks damaged during the Korean War. It was of course designed to withstand violent earthquakes but also the winds of typhoons .

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La tour de Tokyo

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Visit Tokyo Tower

The tower has two floors hosting panoramic observatories , the first at 150 meters, the second at 250 meters.

The first platform can be reached via an elevator , or by climbing the 600 steps for the more athletic... This is where you can stand on the famous glass floor , which allows you to admire the ground at 145 meters under your feet. Subjects to vertigo, abstain!

The second platform, the highest, (the " Top Deck "), was renovated for two years and reopened in 2018. It is located just under the antenna of the tower.

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La Tour de Tokyo au crépuscule

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Le Zojo-ji et la Tokyo Tower

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Vue depuis la Tour de Tokyo

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Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Phone

    +81(0)33433 5111
  • Timetable

    Oedo line, Akabaneshi station (5 minutes on foot) or Mita line, Onarimon station (6 minutes on foot) Also JR Yamanote, Hamamatsucho station (15 minutes on foot).
  • Price

    Main observatory: 1200 yen for adults (10€)Main and special observatory combined: on site 3000 yen (25€) for adults
  • Access

    Open daily, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., last admission at 9:45 p.m.
  • Website

    https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/en.html

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