The Japanese are advocates of the idea that imitation is flattery. It doesn't need to be said that it took a lot of devotion to construct an Eiffel Tower-like construction here, and the Japanese are very proud of it. Not only was it built after the Second World War, in 1958 when the country was under reconstruction, the Tokyo Tower, which stands in the district of Minato-ku, rises 333m, in other words 7.6m higher than its Parisian kin. This red-coloured iron building really stands out in the rather uniform urban scenery. Entirely lit up at night, it is the delight of idle strollers. Inside, many attractions have been created to keep visitors interested, who have come to admire the awesome view of the city from the observation deck.
The Tokyo Tower culminates at 333 metres, which is 13 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower!© Pascal Bagot
The Tokyo Tower weighs around 4,000 tons. It is 3,000 tons lighter than the Eiffel Tower.© Pascal Bagot
Two platforms are accessible to the public: the first one is 150 metres high and offers a 360° view over the city, and the second is 250 metres high.© Pascal Bagot
When the weather is nice, you can see Japan's most sacred mountain from the observation deck located 150 metres high.© Pascal Bagot
The lights on the tower change according to the season (white in winter, red in summer).© Nattachai Sesaud / 123RF