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Tokyo Tower 'Top Deck Tour' Now Open

| Observation Deck , Tokyo

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Tokyo Tower is bringing its image firmly into the present with some brand new refurbished areas featuring modern and futuristic designs. The 250-meter-high (192-ft) Top Deck is now open for business, after being closed for renovations since October 2016.

The whole visitor experience has been overhauled as well, with the journey up to the tower’s highest viewing point now being rebranded as the “Top Deck Tour." The Main Deck can be seen in the picture above as the square-shaped white area in the middle of the tower, while the Top Deck is the round white portion beneath the top rod.

The whole visitor experience has been overhauled as well, with the journey up to the tower’s highest viewing point now being rebranded as the “Top Deck Tour." The Main Deck can be seen in the picture above as the square-shaped white area in the middle of the tower, while the Top Deck is the round white portion beneath the top rod.

The folks over at SoraNews24 paid a visit to the tower shortly after the March 3, 2018, grand opening of the Top Deck, and were pleasantly surprised by the new service. Visitors here are made to feel like VIPs, with an exclusive elevator that takes you up to the viewing platforms without any waiting time, even during congested periods.

The Main Deck area gives you an impressive bird's-eye view of the city, with green spaces, modern high-rises and traditional buildings stretching out around Tokyo Bay.

Top Deck Tour visitors have exclusive access to a special “Top Deck Gate” area on this level, which features projection mapping using images sourced from the “secret library” of Hisakichi Maeda, who developed the tower.

This is where you’ll also receive free drinks and enjoy a free commemorative photo gift card service to help you remember your VIP experience.