To 6/May. 333 koinobori and a giant sanmanobori at Tokyo Tower 3.4
from 3/29 '19 to 5/6 '19
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.Kamiyacho sta. (about 500m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.0in the last week
Worth a visit for the stunning view. Other than being the red Eiffel Tower of SEA, it has plenty of shows all year round to keep locals visiting. The view was nice from the main deck at 120 meters. Those with no fear of heights can challenge the top deck instead.
5.0a week ago
It’s perfect here ! Offer nice view of Tokyo from height. Similar one with Tokyo Sky Tree. There is One Piece Museum inside this tower. You can purchase ticket to go upside. Some souvenirs are placed and there is post box. You can buy post card and stamps and directly send it by dropping it to the box. You can add Tokyo Tower stamp on your post card. The stamp device is near the post box.
3.0in the last week
Honestly Tokyo tower is nothing to write home about. Very touristy replica of the Eiffel tower. There's other viewpoints around the city with a better view and for free. Can look cool at night but something far better appreciated from afar as part of the city rather being inside it looking out.
5.0in the last week
Second time visiting and was a better experience than the first. I would highly recommend splurging for Top Deck Tour tickets prior to your visit. If you’ve been to any tall building attractions around the world, you know you just buy tickets and wait in line until you can look at the city for a few minutes and then come back down. This was exactly my experience on my first visit, and I find it quite boring once you take in the sight from the top for 5 minutes. The top deck tour, however, has a tour guide speaking on the history of the tower and it’s architect. The real pleasure was the addition of a multi language audio guide that explain explained the skyline from the top of the tower at each cardinal direction. The commentary was well translated and included pop culture references so it wasn’t overly stuffy. Pictures from the top are a bit hit and miss since the glass is very prone to glare or smudges though the first hand experience was well worth it. If you are a fan of One Piece you can visit if you’re killing time before your tour time. The staff at the Tokyo Tower were all gracious and helpful especially to non-Japanese visitors. All in all, a pleasant way to wind down the night in Tokyo.
5.02 months 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!