The Tokyo Tower is the highest self-supporting steel tower in the world, but other than a place to grab a day shot of the skyline or a romantic nighttime view of Tokyo, there's really nothing else to it. Well, it's the broadcast site for many TV and radio stations, so I guess that's important. And there are many shops and eateries for you to experience.
During the summer nights the tower is lit up with a silvery-grey hue. We were there in November, so at night the tower was lit up with a bright orange color and it can be seen from all over Tokyo.
It was worthwhile for me because at the souvenir shop I picked up a couple of Mothra postcards that I had been looking for all day.
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March 14, 2011
Depew, New York
January 29, 2004
The views are good. It is a different perspective of the city than you get from City Hall. You can see Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge from the Tower as well as the tall buildings of the Shinjuku area.
There is a small glass floor on the one level that gives you a view of the base and street. You can walk across it if you want. The base has lots of small souvenir shops and some snack shops, too. It's within walking distance of a J.R. Train station.
From journal Tokyo-Cosmopolitan and Friendly
San Jose, California
September 15, 2000
From journal Tokyo, Takamatsu, Kyoto