To 5/May. 333 koinobori and a giant sanmanobori at Tokyo Tower 3.4
from 4/7 '18 to 5/6 '17
At the 333 meter tall landmark of Tokyo, Tokyo Tower,
333 koinobori (carp banner) and a giant Sanmanobori (saury banner) are swimming in the sky. This traditional springtime event is on till 5/May.
Koinobori, meaning carp banner or carp streamer are carp shaped wind stocks flown to celebrate Tango-no-sekku, a traditional calendar event (now designated a national holiday, Children’s Day, 5th of May).
Landscapes across Japan are decorated with koinobori from April to early May, in honor of children for a good future and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong.
The Japanese consider carp the most spirited fish -- so full of energy and power that it can fight its way up swift-running streams and cascades.
PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,surreal&cool,kids,family,sightseeing,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 12.7km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.03 weeks ago
The views here are spectacular! It is worth the price to go to the top deck. The prerecorded audio tour is easy to use. The hospitality upon arrival mid deck is pleasantly surprising as you are given a complimentary drink while waiting for the elevator to take you to the top.
The visual and audio tour makes it easy to put together the information with the incredible 360 degree views of Tokyo.
The mirrored installation is cool too.
There are cool little vendor stalls for shopping as well on the second floor.
4.03 weeks ago
I was a little dubious about the value of going up yet another tall.city building. It was actually quite a fun evening. They do the getting you up there but quite well. So although there are a few stops along the way they hand out an audio guide in your language and it is quite informative (this is for the "tour to the top" ticket). And the views over the city at night were wonderful.
It is of course fairly expensive but if you are in the area and it is getting dark I would recommend it if you've got the spare money. There are definitely better bang for your buck experiences if money is getting tight though.
5.0in the last week
Quite nice 360 panoramic views over two levels. The lower level is slightly less crowded but the view is just as good. There’s also a glass window that you can look down through. Came during day time. There’s a souvenir shop but our tour guide said to not even bother shopping there because it’s way over priced. On the ground floor there are fish banners streamed overhead and a small archway of flowers and lights which is nice to take Instagram-type photos with
4.03 weeks ago
It's Tokyo Tower.. the view is better from other places but the tower is an icon.
What was really great was the ONE PIECE museum/display. Was a great themed area with stuff to do and see.
Kids loved it. adults also thought it was good
5.0a week ago
It's called "love tower" for a reason. It's quite warm inside the main deck and the lighting is dim, perfect for couples and families. They don't enforce time limit on main deck and it's much cheaper than top deck. The view is breathtaking! Definitely worth the cost (900 yen per person).