Tokyo Tower stands 333 meters tall and is principally a radio tower that was built in 1958. It is illuminated at night and the colors change by season and also for special holidays and events. Though it may resemble its model, the Eiffel Tower, it stands 13 meters taller than its cousin in Paris. It stands as a symbol of Japan's postwar rebirth as a major economic power. Tokyo Tower was the country's tallest structure until 2012 when it was surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree.
Because of the tower's central location, the observatory offers an interesting view of the city despite its relatively moderate height.