The tower was very nice and I enjoyed going to the top to see the entire city in all it's beauty. Although organized, we were BLESSED that we didn't go on a busy day.
First, you have to get a ticket to GET a ticket. The first ticket is the "get in line" with a time on the ticket (our time was 6:30 pm) so at 4 pm we were walking around the many shops and eating establishments. When it was time to get in line to pay, it moved quickly like a amusement park ride.
The cost is 10 dollars or 1000 yen to see the 'middle section' section of the tower. To get to the top is ANOTHER 1000 yen; I guess some people don't want to go to the very top for fear of heights, but if you've gone this far, why not continue on? So I paid the other 1000 yen to get to the second set of windows near the very top, and the views were spectacular. There were coffee shops and souvenir stores on both floors, as well. The train station was conveniently located close to the tower which made it much more enjoyable. The train, trolley and subway stations are quite confusing but if you just ask any attendant, they will help you with no problem. Tokyo is so user friendly and I really enjoyed my visit to the "world's tallest tower"
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