Before the opening of the Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower was the highest radio and TV tower in Tokyo. Standing at 333m tall, it was the tallest building in Japan before the opening of Tokyo Skytree. It is now been use by limited broadcaster and as a backup transmitter after the TV signals gone digital.
The nearest station from Tokyo Tower is Akabanebashi Station via the Akabanebashi exit and walk for about 5 minutes.
For me, I like to drop at Daimon or Hamamatsucho Station and take a stroll for about 15 minutes. From here, you could see the Tokyo Tower while you walk along the main road from the station, shops, restaurants and offices line the sidewalk.
Along the way, you will come across a gate belong to Zojo-ji, the gate is called Daimon 「大門」. This is how the metro station get its name too. The area is known as ShibaDaimon「芝大門」.
Tower tower is just behind Zojo-ji, complete in 23 Dec 1958 and is list as Japan National Cultural building in June 2013.
The design is inspired by Paris Eiffel Tower.
I like to come to the Tokyo Tower in the evening. It is magical and romantic up in the observatory during the blue hours and night. Different direction shows a different part of Tokyo.
The south direction view is fantastic, with the roads junction near Akabanebashi Station forming a brightly lit star.
The Tokyo Tower is a good place to visit for couples and families. Every Friday there is a DJ Night where visitors can request for music dedication. Maybe it's a good place for proposal?
Article & Photo by:クリア