The special observation deck, which stands 250 meters above sea level and that has been closed owing to renovations since October 2016, will receive a grand opening on March 3, 2018, under the new name of "Top Deck".
The Top Deck Tour entails a hands-on experience of the special Top Deck, which provides a sense of floating in the sky and that has been designed in accordance with an image of The Future of Tokyo and the Future of Observation Decks.
Reservations made on the Advance Reservation System provide a tour that can be joined without waiting, a multilingual voice guide system in 13 languages that explains the landmarks being viewed, a drink service, a photo-card gift and, more importantly, warm hospitality from our attendants. Participants will experience Tokyo Tower's history, and ride a new glass-paneled elevator up to the Top Deck while enjoying panoramic views of modern-day Tokyo, where they will be enveloped by geometric mirrors and LED lighting that immerse them in the atmosphere of a future metropolis.
The Top Deck Tour provides the world with omotenashi hospitality as Tokyo Tower approaches its 60th anniversary since opening, and only participants of this tour are able to experience the fun available on the Top Deck.
No waiting time. Board the elevator at the designated reservation time.
Simply submit your QR code. Advance reservations provide smooth access.
Change elevators at the 150m Main Deck.
Your trip from the past to the future begins the moment you move beyond the gate to the Top Deck.
Exclusive Top Deck Tour. Central Tokyo. The special sensation of being 250m above sea level.
Tokyo reflected in geometric mirrors. The starring role is played by you.
Information on the facilities involved in the actual flow of the tour,
together with the points to look out for, will be provided.
(1) First, go to the Top Deck lane on the 1st floor of Foot Town.
All tours must be reserved in advance and operate on time-specified itineraries.
Submit the QR code issued when you made your reservation to the staff member on the special Top Deck lane for tours, located on the 1st floor of Foot Town. The tour will begin once check-in is complete. A 13-language multilingual voice guide service is available for people elementary school age and older.
* The QR codes issued at the time of reservation
(2) Take the special elevator to the Main Deck (150m).
Tour participants will be guided to the Main Deck 150m above sea level.
Move to the Top Deck Gate on the 2nd floor of the Main Deck at the pre-specified time and submit your QR code once again.
Once you have passed through the gate, a world you can only enter on the Top Deck Tour begins to be revealed.
* The name of the main observation deck (150m) will be changed to Main Deck on March 3, 2018.
(3) Experience the history of Tokyo Tower in the Gallery!
First of all, you will be introduced to scenes of Tokyo Tower being built, the landmarks of Tokyo, as well as new and old scenes of the city. Once your imagination has been stimulated with the high-grade construction technologies used sixty years ago, you will be ushered through a door and discover what is waiting for you...!
(4) Enjoy the glittering Top Deck and panoramic views to your heart's content…
The culmination of the Top Deck Tour that spans from the past into the future. Listen to the explanations of the panoramas on your voice guide unit and enjoy a leisurely tour of the Top Deck that appears to float in the sky.
(5) Upon your departure…
Please notify the Top Deck attendant when you are leaving. The call system will guide participants who wish to leave to the elevator without creating queues. It is possible to leave the Top Deck Tour via the Main Deck. We hope you will enjoy this taste of the metropolis, which can only be experienced 150m above the ground in the center of Tokyo.
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(age 16 or over)
(age 7 to 15)
(age 4 to 6)
*Tour Operating Hours: Every 15 minutes between 09:00 and 22:15
*Tour Time: Approximately one hour
QR codes will be displayed once the payment procedures on the tour reservation page have been completed.
Make sure you save the QR codes as screen images (screen captures), or print them out and bring them with you to the special Top Deck Tour lane on the 1st floor of Foot Town on the day of your visit.
* One QR code will be issued for each person.
* The QR codes issued at the time of reservation
Arrive at the special Top Deck Tour lane in the 1st floor elevator lobby of Foot Town by the designated time of the reservation, and submit the QR codes to the staff member on duty.
You will be given priority to enter, even if the lobby is congested.
However, note that you will not be able to participate in the tour if you arrive late.
* Special Top Deck Tour lane
The elevator will first stop at the Main Deck (150m). It is necessary to change elevators in order to travel to the Top Deck (250m). Arrive at the Top Deck Gate, which serves as an elevator changing area, by the time designated when you made your reservation, and submit the QR codes to the staff member on duty once more. Once again, note that you will not be able to participate in the tour if you arrive late.
The Top Deck Tour is only for people with reservations. Reservations can be made on the Internet Ticket Reservation and Sale Service site. Reservations can also be made at the ticket counter on the 1st floor of Tokyo Tower Foot Town (after the Top Deck is open).
Reservations cannot be made by telephone.
A voice guide unit providing guidance in 13 languages that is loaned out to all Top Deck Tour participants over elementary school age (free of charge). The tour guidance and panorama explanations enhance the enjoyment of the tour. Available Languages: Japanese, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Korean, English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian.
The first Top Deck Tour of the day is between 09:00 and 09:15. The final tour of the day is between 22:00 and 22:15.
Large luggage and baby strollers belonging to Top Deck Tour participants can be stored in the Tour Office on the 1st floor of Foot Town.
Children can join the tour unaccompanied, although parents or guardians must be in full agreement.
No, tripods cannot be brought to the Top Deck.
They provide access to the 150m Main Deck and the 250m Top Deck.
Tickets can be purchased from the Internet Ticket Reservation and Sale Service site and from the ticket counter on the 1st floor of Tokyo Tower Foot Town (after the Top Deck is open).
Tickets purchased from the Internet Ticket Reservation and Sale Service site can only be paid for by credit card. (The cards accepted are VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, DINERS)
Visitors wishing to pay by cash are requested to make their reservations and purchase tickets at the ticket counter on the 1st floor of Tokyo Tower Foot Town (after the Top Deck is open).
Dates and times of tickets cannot be changed after purchase. The tickets must be cancelled, and new tickets purchased.
* A cancellation charge of ￥1,000 must be paid for each purchase, regardless of the number of tickets involved.
It is not possible to join the tour if you arrive after the reservation time.
Tickets provide only one-time access. It is possible to visit the 150m Main Deck after descending from the 250m Top Deck.
Discount tickets and invitation tickets can only be used for the main observation deck, not for the Top Deck Tour.
Tickets go on sale 60 days prior to the date of the tour.
Check to make sure that there is no error in the e-mail address, and that the receipt of e-mail has not been blocked. If you have activated the filtering function for the e-mail settings provided by your provider or cellphone carrier, check for receipt of the e-mail in the "Deleted" folder and "Spam" folder.
* Purchase complete e-mails are sent out automatically and cannot be resent.
* To check details of your purchase, prepare the [Purchase Number] and access the [Check Ticket] page.
Tickets can be cancelled up until 23:59 three days prior to visiting the Tower. A cancellation charge of ￥1,000 must be paid for each purchase, regardless of the number of tickets involved. Cancellation charges will not be refunded even if new tickets are purchased. Applications for tickets to be changed or cancelled/refunded will not be accepted after 23:59 three days prior to visiting the Tower.
Ticket Issuance, Reservation Confirmation, and Cancellation
Go to the Top Deck lane on the 1st floor of Tokyo Tower Foot Town.
The QR codes issued at the time of purchase for everybody taking part in the tour are required. Print out or save images (screen capture) of the tickets and submit them upon arrival. The QR codes can be checked on the ticket purchase complete e-mail, and on the Check Top Deck Tour Ticket screen.
Is it not possible to join the Top Deck Tour from the external staircase to the Main Deck.
There are cases in which visitors may be required to use the wheelchairs provided if their own wheelchairs are too big.
【Size of Tokyo Tower Wheelchairs】 (cm)
Overall Width: 62 / Overall Height: 87 / Overall Length: 104 / Seat Width: 40 / Seat Depth: 40 / Back Height: 40 / Front Seat Height: 47 / Rear Seat Height 44.5 / Leg Length: From 36 / Front Wheels: 7 / Back Wheels: 24 / Back Wheel Type: Solid / Assistance Brake: None / Safety Belt: None / Back Seat: Non-adjustable / Seat: Non-adjustable / Cushion: None / Folding Back: No
*Due to the structure of the facilities, and to ensure safety in the case of an emergency, there is a limit to the number of participants using wheelchairs. Thank you for your understanding.