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.
4.0a week ago
It was beautiful to see this Tower from far away but I expected too much. Not as high as my expectation. I went here at night and it was not too crowded. Some decks was under renovation. I didn't go up, I just checked a mini winter illumination at the tower yard. You have to try a halal certified ice cream here. Tasted so good
5.03 weeks ago
Absolutely gorgeous must see attraction in Tokyo. I went at night and it was a beautiful view from the main deck. The staff were very friendly and helped me earnestly. Though they didn't speak much English, they tried their best to make sure I understood.
The gifts from the gift shop were fairly priced and had good variety. There are also some shops on the bottom floor. If you're into one piece, there is a one piece cafe in the bottom floor as well.
Overall I would highly suggest this Tokyo classic. During special holidays, the interior is decorated appropriately, so I would suggest waiting until a holiday to go. Very good experience and I will be going again.
5.0a week ago
A Majestic Experience!
From far away the tower looks like most towers you may have seen but once you are under it you can truly appreciate the enormity of the tower.
Upon entering there is plenty to occupy your time, there's a gift shop, an aquarium (not very good), and on the 2 floors above there's plenty of shopping to do and shops to see.
Once on the tour, they provide you with a tablet that provides a guided tour of the tower. The history behind the tower was quite intriguing. Once at the top of the tower, the view is magnificent! Your tablet informs you of all the local sights near and far.
Once your tower of the top floors is complete there is another gift shop and a cafe to take a break from the tour.
5.0a month ago
Tokyo Tower was erected in 1958 as a broadcasting tower. It controls broadcast signals for television, FM radio transmission and reception, and traffic information transmission in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The tower is also used for collecting weather and air pollution data.
It soars 333 m (364 yd.) into the air. This makes it taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, which was built to a height of 320 m (349 yd.) in 1889. Tokyo Tower is the highest self-supporting iron tower.
The tower is a famous sightseeing spot in Tokyo and it has two observatories: one at 150 m (164 yd.) and the other at 250 m (273 yd.) above the ground, that are crowded with visitors enjoying the view. During the day, it is possible to see the buildings and green areas of Tokyo and Mt. Fuji in the distance. After sunset there is a beautiful view of the city lights.
4.02 weeks ago
Doesn't quite have the dramatic placement of the Eiffel Tower, it's in a very functional area with good and efficient parking. It was designed to be a TV tower first and visitor attraction second, so it's positioned to send TV signals not to be the heart of a city.
However, it's so much better than the Eiffel Tower in ways that matter.
- Parking and easy access
- Lots of lifts that aren't confusing or so busy you wait for hours
- No queues
- Friendly staff that actually want you to be there
- High quality shops
- Great food
Basically everything the Eiffel Tower isn't
It's not as high as the Sky Tree and doesn't quite have the views that some other famous towers do, but has great views of Tokyo and is worth a visit to see this iconic tower.