(東京タワー Tōkyō tawā?
) is a communications
and observation tower
located in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo
, Japan. At 332.9 metres (1,092 ft), it is the second-tallest structure in Japan
. The structure is an Eiffel Tower
-inspired lattice tower
that is painted white and international orange
to comply with air safety
Built in 1958, the tower's main sources of revenue are tourism and antenna leasing. Over 150 million people have visited the tower since its opening. FootTown, a four-story building located directly under the tower, houses museums, restaurants and shops. Departing from there, guests can visit two observation decks. The two-story Main Observatory is located at 150 metres (490 ft), while the smaller Special Observatory reaches a height of 249.6 metres (819 ft).