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An attraction with two purposes, the Tokyo Tower is both a radio and television communications tower and a major tourist attraction. Standing 332.6 metres talk, it is the tallest self supporting structure in the world, exhibiting a design very similar to the Eiffel Tower in France.

Almost three million visitors come to see this impressive sight each year, as well as enjoy the two separate sections of the tower which have been developed for visitors. Beneath to tower is the amusingly named “ Foot Town ”, it sits entirely between the columns of the tower proper and contains a whole host of shops, restaurants and bars.

Visitors pass through Foot Town on the way into the tower, where they can then proceed up to either of the two public observation decks. The first observation deck is only 150 metres above the ground; the second observation deck is a staggering 250 metres above ground level. The tower was commissioned in 1957 and took a team of almost a quarter of a million people 18 months to complete, finally opening on December the 23 rd 1958. The total build cost was a staggering 2.8 billion Yen. 4-2-8 Shiba-koen Minato 105-0011 Japan, Telephone: 81-3-5425-2100

 

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