This tower is modelled in the vein of the Eiffel Tower in
France, only in true Japanese style, it is more colourful and
serves a technological purpose. Tokyo Tower functions chiefly as a
television and radio antenna. At 1,091 feet (332m), it is the
tallest structure in Tokyo, in Japan in fact, and a great vantage
point from which to take in the city. At the base of the tower,
tucked snugly under its 'legs', is the four-storey Foot Town.
Inside Foot Town visitors will find shops, restaurants, a wax
museum, the Guinness Book of World Record Museum, an aquarium and
the Mysterious Walking Zone, which is not as spooky as it sounds.
It's a display of holographic technology and imagery. The top floor
of Foot Town is an interactive art gallery, featuring optical
illusions which can be manipulated by visitors.
Address: 4-2-8 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku
Telephone: 03 3433 5111
Opening Time: Daily 9am-10pm.
Admission: ¥820 Adults; ¥460 junior high and primary school
students; ¥310 children.