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All you need to know to plan your visit to Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower | Visitor information at a glance

Tokyo Tower | Visitor information
  • What are the Tokyo Tower opening hours?
    Tokyo Tower welcomes visitors from 9 AM to 10:30 PM, daily.
  • Where is Tokyo Tower located?
    Find this iconic landmark at 4-chōme-2-8 Shibakōen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan. Get directions.
  • How many entrances does Tokyo Tower have?
    There are two main entrances: The FootTown entrance and the Main Observatory entrance.
  • How many visitors does Tokyo Tower see per year?
    Approximately 3 million people visit Tokyo Tower annually.

What are the Tokyo Tower opening hours?

  • Main Deck (150m): Open from 9 AM to 10:30 PM.
  • Top Deck (250m): Access from 9 AM to 10:15 PM.

Last Entry: 30 minutes before closing for both decks.

Closure: Open all year round, including public holidays.

NOTE: Special hours apply during New Year's and certain events.

What's the best time to visit Tokyo Tower?

Tokyo Tower, a symbol of Japan's post-war rebirth, offers a unique experience throughout the year. While it's open year-round, the best time to visit is during the weekdays to avoid the weekend rush. Early mornings or late evenings are ideal for a more serene experience, especially for photography enthusiasts. 

The cherry blossom season in late March and early April adds a magical touch, though it's a peak tourist time. Conversely, visiting in late autumn or winter, especially on weekdays, means fewer crowds and a peaceful atmosphere.

Where is Tokyo Tower located?

Address: 4-chōme-2-8 Shibakōen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan.

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Nestled in Minato City, Tokyo Tower stands tall near Shiba Park.

Closest landmark: Zojoji Temple, just a 5-minute walk away.

Getting to Tokyo Tower in Tokyo

Japan metro

By public transportation

By metro / JR:

  • Metropolitan Subway Oedo Line: Akabanebashi Station, exit from Akabanebashi Gate, which is a 5-minute walk to Tokyo Tower.
  • Metropolitan Subway Mita Line: Onarimon Station and Shibakoen Station, exits A1 and A4 respectively, with Onarimon being a 6-minute walk and Shibakoen a 10-minute walk.
  • Metropolitan Subway Asakusa Line: Daimon Station, exit from Exit A6, a 10-minute walk.
  • JR: Hamamatsucho Station, from the North Exit, is about a 15-minute walk.

By bus: 

  • The Toei Bus has stops near Tokyo Tower, including the Tokyo Tower stop for routes heading towards Shinagawa Ekimae and Shinagawa Station Konan Exit.
  • The Tokyu Bus route from Todoroki Marshalling Yard - Shirokanedai and Meguro Station - Tokyo Tower - Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit stops at Tokyo Tower, a 1-minute walk away.
  • JR Takeshiba Hydrogen Shuttle Bus (Free): A free shuttle bus runs from Tokyo Station Marunouchi Exit to WATERS Takeshiba, Hinode Pier, and Tokyo Tower, taking about 38 minutes from Tokyo Station to Tokyo Tower.
By car to Tokyo Tower

By car

  • Tokyo Tower is accessible by car, 7 minutes from the Shiba-koen Exit of the Inner Circular Route.
  • The parking lot adjacent to Tokyo Tower charges 600 JPY for the first hour and an additional 300 JPY every 30 minutes thereafter. 
  • The parking lot is open from 9:00 to 23:00 (latest entry at 22:30).

Bicycles and motorbikes

  • Bicycle parking is available in the south-side parking lot of Tokyo Tower, free for the first 2 hours and then 100 yen every 4 hours thereafter.
  • Motorbike parking is charged at 300 yen every 4 hours.
  • These options provide convenient access to Tokyo Tower for visitors, whether they choose public transportation, driving, or even cycling​.



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Tokyo Tower
  • The primary entrance to Tokyo Tower is situated at the tower's base, leading directly to FootTown, a four-level complex beneath the tower. This hub features a range of amenities including museums, dining establishments, and shopping venues. 
  • Within FootTown, visitors find the entry points to the tower's observation areas, such as the Main Deck and the Top Deck. This main entrance is the usual gateway for guests to access and enjoy the myriad attractions and services available at Tokyo Tower.
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  • Welcome lounge and ticket counter: Located on the first floor, this is the starting point for visitors to purchase tickets and begin their exploration of the tower.
  • Food court: The second floor hosts a diverse range of dining options, including popular Japanese and international food chains like Mos Burger, Ramen restaurants, and Baskin Robbins.
  • Souvenir and shopping area: Also on the second floor, visitors can shop for a wide array of souvenirs, including traditional items, Sanrio and Hello Kitty merchandise, and unique ninja-themed products.
  • Red Tokyo Tower digital amusement park: Spanning multiple floors, this is Japan’s largest VR/AR/eSports theme park, offering a variety of interactive games and activities, from retro games to VR experiences.
  • Main Deck: Accessible via a glass-walled elevator, the Main Deck provides panoramic views of Tokyo and features unique attractions like the Great Shinto Shrine of the Tower and a special Tokyo Tower-themed post box.
  • Top Deck: Offering breathtaking bird’s-eye views of Tokyo, the Top Deck is accessible via a separate set of elevators from the Main Deck. It also provides a hospitality service and an audio guide available in multiple languages.
  • General amenities: The tower is equipped with coin lockers, an information counter, and a souvenir shop for the convenience of visitors.
  • Accessibility features: Tokyo Tower ensures accessibility for all visitors with wheelchair rental, barrier-free access, and guide dog access.
Accessibility - Tokyo Tower
  • Wheelchair rental: Wheelchairs are available for rent, helping those with mobility issues navigate the tower more easily.
  • Barrier-free access: The tower is designed with barrier-free access, ensuring that guests with mobility challenges can move around without obstructions.
  • Guide dog access: Visitors who rely on guide dogs for navigation and assistance are welcome, as the tower allows access for guide dogs.
  • Elevators with accessibility features: The elevators in Tokyo Tower are equipped to accommodate guests with disabilities, ensuring comfortable access to different levels of the tower.
  • Accessible restrooms: Tokyo Tower offers restrooms that are designed to be accessible for guests with disabilities, providing necessary amenities and space.
Tokyo Tower - Shop
  • The Tokyo Tower official gift shop: This shop features a wide range of Tokyo Tower-themed souvenirs, perfect for memorabilia or gifts.
  • Tokyo Print Kobo shop: Specializing in unique prints and art-related items, this shop offers visitors a chance to take home a piece of Japanese culture.
  • Tokio 333: A store dedicated to Sanrio and Hello Kitty merchandise, it's a must-visit for fans of these iconic Japanese characters.
  • Ninja-themed shop: For those interested in Japanese history and culture, this shop offers ninja-related items and souvenirs.
  • Red Tokyo Tower digital amusement park: While not a shop, this is an entertainment zone within FootTown, spanning over four floors with VR/AR experiences and eSports activities.
Cooking Okonomiyaki

Tokyo Tower restaurants: In the vicinity of Tokyo Tower, a diverse array of dining experiences awaits, each offering unique culinary delights: 

  • Teppanya Benbe Mita: A haven for Teppanyaki enthusiasts, this restaurant is renowned for its Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, showcasing the art of Japanese iron griddle cooking.
  • Terrace Dining TANGO: Savor the flavors of Italy under the open sky at this restaurant, where Italian dishes are served in a charming outdoor setting.
  • RISTORANTE La Ciau: Dive into the heart of Piemonte, Italy, with this eatery's authentic Piemonte cuisine, bringing a slice of Italy to Tokyo.
  • Trattoria Serana: Experience the rustic charm of Tuscany through dishes that feature homemade sausage and fresh, organic vegetables, true to the Tuscan culinary tradition.
  • Japanese Restaurant SEIZAN: A bastion of traditional Japanese cooking, SEIZAN is celebrated for its exquisite dashi broth and sumptuous Sukiyaki, highlighted by Cubed Steak Fillet.
Tokyo Tower - Stay

Budget:

Tokyo Inn, 1 km away 

Hotel Mystays Hamamatsucho, 0.7 km away.

Mid-Range:

Hotel Mielparque Tokyo, 0.5 km away; Shiba Park Hotel, 0.4 km away.

Luxury:

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo, 0.3 km away; Conrad Tokyo, 1.5 km away.

Man holding a camera
  • Choose the right ticket: Consider the various ticket options available, like the Main Deck or Top Deck tours. Each offers a unique perspective, so select the one that aligns best with your interests.
  • Sunset spectacle: Timing your visit to coincide with the sunset can provide a breathtaking view of the city bathed in golden hues.
  • Discover FootTown: Don't miss exploring FootTown, the complex at the base of the tower. It's a great spot for dining and shopping experiences.
  • Capture memories: The Top Deck, in particular, is a prime spot for photography. Bring your camera to capture panoramic views of the cityscape.
  • Beat the crowds: For a more serene experience, consider visiting early in the morning or later in the evening. This helps in avoiding the peak crowds.
  • Check the weather: A clear day can greatly enhance the visibility from the tower, offering distant views like Mount Fuji in all its glory.
  • Explore the neighborhood: After visiting the tower, take some time to explore the surrounding Minato district, which is rich in attractions and activities.
Main hall of the Zojoji Temple
  • Zojoji Temple: A historic and significant Buddhist temple offering a picturesque view with Tokyo Tower in the background​​​​​​.
  • Shiba Park: A serene green space next to Zojoji Temple, ideal for leisurely strolls and picnics with views of Tokyo Tower​​​​​​.
  • Hama-Rikyu Gardens: A tranquil traditional Japanese garden, once the private garden of the Tokugawa family, located near Tokyo Bay​​​​​​.
  • Mini Cruise in Tokyo Bay: Offers a unique perspective of Tokyo Bay and the city skyline, with various itineraries and meals onboard​​​​​​.
  • Shiodome Miyazaki’s clock: Designed by Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki, this clock is a delight for fans and a unique attraction in the city​

Frequently asked questions: Visiting Tokyo Tower in Tokyo

How do I book tickets to visit Tokyo Tower?

Tickets can be purchased on-site or online here.

How much does it cost to visit Tokyo Tower?

Admission to the Main Deck is around 1,200 yen for adults.

What are the Tokyo Tower opening hours?

Tokyo Tower is open daily from 9 AM to 10:30 PM.

What is the best time to visit Tokyo Tower?

For fewer crowds, visit early morning or late evening. Sunset hours offer spectacular views.

How much time does it take to visit Tokyo Tower?

Allocate around 1-2 hours for a full experience, more if you plan to dine or shop.

Can I re-enter Tokyo Tower once I exit?

No, re-entry is not allowed with the same ticket.

Where is Tokyo Tower located?

Tokyo Tower is located at 4-chōme-2-8 Shibakōen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan.

What is the best way to get to Tokyo Tower?

The nearest subway stations are Akabanebashi, Kamiyacho, and Onarimon. It's also a short walk from Hamamatsucho Station.

How many entrances does Tokyo Tower have?

There are two main entrances: The FootTown entrance and the Main Observatory entrance.

Is Tokyo Tower wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Tokyo Tower is wheelchair accessible with elevators and ramps.

What are some of the accessibility features at Tokyo Tower?

Wheelchair rentals, barrier-free access, and accessible restrooms are available.

Is there a dress code for Tokyo Tower?

No specific dress code, but comfortable attire is recommended for exploring.

Are prams allowed in Tokyo Tower?

Yes, prams are allowed inside Tokyo Tower.

Is photography permitted inside Tokyo Tower?

Photography is allowed, but tripods and drones may be restricted.

Can I bring food and drinks to Tokyo Tower?

Food and drinks are not permitted on the observatory decks, but there are dining options available inside.