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Tokyo Tower is the Japanese replica of the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris and is used as a transmission antenna. It is 9m higher than the Parisian Tower, weighs 4,000 tonnes and is painted red and white.

The tower was built in 1958 and is the tallest metal structure in the world, standing at 333m high. Although it has never been quite as popular as its French twin, it is worth going up the tower to the observation points, even just to have a bird’s eye view of the city. You can stop at the main observation point which is at 150m or climb even further up the tower to the observatory at 250m. From this point you will be able to see Mount Fuji on a clear day.

Apart from the observation levels there are tourist attractions within the tower. For example, Tokyo Tower Wax Museum, Trick Art Gallery, shops and restaurants. The Gallery Aquarium has a collection of 50,000 fish and it is one of the most popular attractions at the tower.

Tokyo Guide

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