Reopening of the Tokyo Tower's Special Observatory (250 m) and Renovation of the Main Observatory (150 m)

Reopening of the Tokyo Tower's Special Observatory (250 m) and
Renovation of the Main Observatory (150 m)


Nippon Television City Corporation will reopen Tokyo Tower's Special Observatory (height 250 m) as a new attraction called "Top Deck Tour" on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. The Special Observatory has been closed for renovations. The Top Deck Tour (an observatory experience) requires advance reservations to be accepted from noon on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018.
Also, the observatories will be renamed on Saturday, March 3rd as follows:
 ・Special Observatory(250m) to be renamed "Top Deck."
 ・Main Observatory(150m) to be renamed "Main Deck."

Tokyo Tower will mark its 60th anniversary in December 2018. From October 2016, the Top Deck (formerly named "Special Observatory") underwent major renovations. Since Tokyo Tower opened, the Main Observatory saw two major renovations. (The last one was in 2002.) And this is the first time the name will be changed. The current major renovations will add a dedicated lane for the Top Deck Tour and an elevator from the Main Deck (formerly named "Main Observatory") to the Top Deck (formerly named "Special Observatory"). Besides new physical facilities and new interior work, we now have the advance reservations system to eliminate waiting time, a multilingual guide system for 13 languages, and a scenery guide. The Top Deck Tour has been created to upgrade Tokyo Tower's hospitality for both domestic and international visitors.

Also, the Main Deck (formerly named "Main Observatory"), which has been undergoing renovations since September 2016, will remain open even while part of it (in the east, west, north, or south) is closed for renovations. In January 2018, renovations of the northern section (facing the Imperial Palace and Marunouchi) were completed. From February, renovations of the eastern section (facing Tokyo Bay and Odaiba) will start. This section will be temporarily closed off. After the eastern section is renovated, the remaining sections will be renovated in turn. Visitors will not be able to see the views from the section that is being renovated. We really apologize for this inconvenience and hope to gain your understanding.

Details about the Top Deck Tour and making reservations can be found on our website.
We welcome you to Tokyo Tower's Top Deck Tour from Saturday, March 3rd.
Please lool here for details.

About the Tokyo Tower's Special Observatory (250 m) Reopening

■Name Change
 On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, the name will be changed to "Top Deck" and
 a new attraction called "Top Deck Tour" will start.
■Top Deck Tour Opening Date
 Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
■Top Deck Tour Advance Reservations Acceptance Date
 From noon on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018.


About Tokyo Tower's Main Observatory (150 m) Renovations

■Renovation Period
 Renovations in progress since Monday, September 4th, 2017.
■Current Status
 Although the Main Observatory will remain open,
 one of the four sections (in the east, west, north, or south) will be closed for renovations.
 The renovation will start from the northern section and continue one section at a time.
 Visitors will not be able to see the views from the section being renovated.
 *Each section will take about five months to be renovated.
 *In January 2018, renovations of the northern section was completed,
  and the eastern section will be renovated from February.
■Name Change
 On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, the Main Observatory will be renamed "Main Deck."
■Tower Illumination
 Tokyo Tower will continue to be illuminated until dawn during the above renovations.

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