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.
5.0a month ago
Definitely worth it. Go at night to see the best city night view. For a person that is scared of elevators. This was very well put together. Heights are nothing to be scared of here. Everything is secure. Staff is so friendly and cute! I love their outfits!!I would post a picture but I don't want to ruin the fun!
5.0in the last week
Tokyo Tower reinforces how incredibly vast Tokyo is. Sky scrapers as far as the eye can see. The Main Deck is much larger than the top, with a gift shop, but the top deck offers the best panorama available. You don't realize how tall everything is from up high, but on the main deck everything is put into perspective. Absolutely incredible experience. Day time offers an entirely different world than at night.
4.0a month ago
We hadn't planned on going up to the observation deck, but are glad we did. It was 900¥ each ticket, but well worth it. It was night time during the holiday season when we went, so the lights were mesmerizing. I would recommend trying to go during the evening time when the lights are visible and the surrounding horizon is visible as well. I wasn't aware when I went that Tokyo tower is not the largest tower in Tokyo. Sky Tree is the second largest structure in the world, and largest tower in the world. I feel that's something others should consider when visiting. Overall, lovely experience!
5.0a week ago
You have to visit Tokyo tower. It is a symbol of Tokyo, Japan. Of course, Sky tree was established a few years ago but Tokyo tower is still meaningful of every travellers.
Actually, it is not good as observatory to Tokyo city because there are so many taller buildings than Tokyo tower but it is nice for you to watch near location in both daytime and night time.
In anniversary days, you can see other colors tokyo tower.
Have a good trip!
5.02 weeks ago
Worth a look.
Great view from the higher viewing platform of the 2 available. It was great to hear the history and awesome to be able to get your bearings and enjoy the expanse of human development that is Tokyo....
We went a little before sunset, which turned out to be a double bonus with all the lights at nightfall. They dont rush you out once you are up there, which allows you to chill and enjoy the visual feast for as long as you like....
Check it out if you have the time and inclination.