The Tokyo Tower is 1958 built after the model of the Eiffel Tower as a steel framework construction television tower in Shiba Park and one of the landmarks of the Japanese capital Tokyo. It is one of the tallest cantilever steel tower in the world and 13 meters taller than its model. Even higher steel towers with at least one viewing platform are currently only the Dragon Tower in Harbin, China, and the Tashkent TV Tower. The Tokyo Tower was a symbol of Japan’s rebirth as a major economic power. It was the country’s tallest structure from its completion in 1958 to 2012, when it was surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree.
The main deck of the tower, 150 meters high, can be reached by a lift or a staircase with 600 steps. Thanks to the central position of the tower, the observatory offers an interesting view of the city, although it is only at a relatively moderate height. The second row of elevators connects the main deck to the 250-meter-high upper deck, from where you can see Tokyo from a bird’s eye view. If visibility is good, visitors can see Tokyo Skytree and Mount Fuji in the distance.