To 5/May. 333 koinobori and a giant sanmanobori at Tokyo Tower

Sightseeing information about To 5/May. 333 koinobori and a giant sanmanobori at Tokyo Tower in Japan.


To 5/May. 333 koinobori and a giant sanmanobori at Tokyo Tower 3.4

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 from 4/7 '18 to 5/6 '17

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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

Reviews

5.04 weeks ago

This was a fantastic place to visit. The staff is welcoming and helpful. Prices are surprisingly reasonable for both the tour and the restaurants. Great variety of options in the gift shops. Guides spoke enough English that we could manage fine without knowing Japanese. Great history lesson on the audio tour.

5.02 weeks ago

Staff speaks English. Amazing views! Make sure to get the like VIP top deck tour. The extra bit of money is definitely worth it, the views are spectacular. Go at night, it is easier to see the city with the neon lights on. It also makes it better for photos, just make sure you have your night setting on and a good camera.

5.0a month ago

A must visit place in Tokyo. This tower is one of the identity of Tokyo. It has two decks, upper and lower. We went all the way to the top deck. The views from the top was just amazing and we literary felt on the top of the world. First deck also gives great views but the top is the best. The staff were very helpful and facilities are great. The restaurant on the first deck is a great place to have some memorable time at this iconic place. The souvenir shop is also very good. Overall a must visit place in Tokyo.

3.02 weeks ago

Did the top deck tour and while the tour was nice and informative the line and overall experience just wasn't very great. The tower is not served by enough elevators, especially to the top deck, so you end up waiting in line for so long just to go up the tower and there isn't a ton of space to wait in so it's just an long uncomfortable line. When you finally make it up you are greeted by the awesome expansive views of Tokyo, but I honestly don't think all the waiting is worthwhile, more so if you consider how much the whole 'experience' cost.

5.02 months ago

The iconic place for Tokyo and if you have the chance this would be go to place for how popular it is as a landmark for Japan. It has two decks to tour which is the lower and higher deck. I went up to the lower deck twice and it is already high enough to get a 360 degrees view of the entire Tokyo. If you are lucky you might see mount Fuji on a clear day but unfortunately for me it has always been cloudy and misty for both of my visits. The tickets are not too expensive with 900 yen for the lower observation deck entrance and you could purchase a package price to visit both decks. There is a nice cafe up on the observation deck so it is a nice romantic spot to sip coffee while watching the sun set. Also on the lower observation deck is a souvenir shop to purchase all Tokyo tower merchandise. All the way down at the base of the tower are also a few more souvenir shops to purchase food souvenirs and more little Tokyo tower souvenirs. Tokyo banana is also sold here. It would be nice to enter the tower deck around late noon and linger around until sunset and night time as the experience is different during the day and night.

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