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Nagoya-City Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)

  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)
  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)
  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)
  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)

Nagoya’s Iconic TV Tower Reopened from September 18!

Japan’s first commercial radio broadcasters began not in Tokyo nor in Osaka, but in Aichi Prefecture’s capital city, Nagoya! Now almost every Japanese city has an iconic broadcast tower, and it all began with Nagoya’s centrally located TV Tower in the city’s Hisaya-odori Park. Nagoya TV Tower, Japan’s first multi-wave capable radio and TV broadcast tower, was completed in June of 1954, 4 years before the now famous Tokyo Tower. At the time it was an engineering marvel for a Japan still emerging from the ashes of WW2.

The all steel Nagoya TV Tower, said to have been designed with Paris’ Eiffel Tower in mind and once destroyed in a classic Godzilla movie, stands 180m high and along with Nagoya Castle, is probably one of the best recognized landmarks in Nagoya. A sightseeing spot with more than 50 years of history, Nagoya TV Tower is a Nationally Registered Tangible Cultural Property.

A Steel Frame Constructed with Human Power!? The Legacy of a Tower Built by Hand

Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)

 
Construction of Nagoya TV Tower began in 1953, and since heavy machinery was still uncommon then, the construction work was completed entirely by hand. Using pickaxes and shovels to dig the foundation, the steel frame went up using human power.

Duties Ended, the Tower Continues as a Symbol of Nagoya

Although its 57-year-long role as a communications tower ended on July 24, 2011 with the phasing out of analogue TV broadcasts across Japan, Nagoya-City, in recognizing its iconic and historical value, decided to maintain it as a symbol of Nagoya.

Visitors can enjoy day and night views of the Nagoya-City townscape from the Sky Deck, an indoor observatory 90 meters above the ground, and the outdoor Sky Balcony 100 meters up. The tower also lights up at night!

On September 18, 2020, Nagoya TV Tower had its grand reopening. The world's first such construction method of its kind, seismic base isolation was completed in order to maintain the appearance of the time it was first built while transforming it into the safe and secure MIRAI TOWER.

Observatory Sky Deck and Sky Balcony

  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)
  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)
  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)

Scenic Views From Nagoya TV Tower

  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)
  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)
  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)

Light-Up

Nagoya TV Tower's light-up has been newly enhanced. Letters or patters appear in coordination with seasons, events, or various other scenes. Using the latest LED lights, a variegated display of color and light adds to Nagoya's downtown night scenery. Nagoya TV Tower was also recognized as a "Night View Heritage of Japan" in July 2013.

  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)
  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)
  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)
  • Nagoya TV Tower (Nagoya Terebi-to)

Japan's First Hotel in a TV Tower "THE TOWER HOTEL NAGOYA"

Guest rooms highlight the framework of Nagoya TV Tower and are decorated with artworks created by local artists to present extraordinary and unique spaces. At the restaurant, satisfying French cuisine made with locally produced, fresh ingredients is served on pottery that is the pride of the Tokai region.

  • THE TOWER HOTEL
  • THE TOWER HOTEL
  • THE TOWER HOTEL
  • THE TOWER HOTEL
  • THE TOWER HOTEL
  • THE TOWER HOTEL
  • THE TOWER HOTEL

SPOT OVERVIEW

  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
Location : 〒460-0003
3-6-15 Nishiki, Naka-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : •Adults 900 yen
•Junior High and Elementary School students 400 yen
•Preschoolers free of charge
*: 100 yen group discount (for groups of 20 or more)
Opening
days / hours
: •Weekdays, Sundays 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
•Saturdays, summer holidays, etc. 10:00 AM to 9:40 PM
Parking : Parking is available at the Nagoya City Greenery Association car park. 9 parking spaces for buses and passenger cars (paid - first 30 min. free of charge for Nagoya TV Tower guests, show ticket at Entrance).
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : Maintenance closure twice per year on unspecified days.
Phone number : 052-971-8546

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    ・From Nagoya Station, take the subway Higashiyama Line. Alight at Sakae Station and walk 3 min. from Exit 3.
    ・From Nagoya Station, take the subway Sakuradori Line. Alight at Hisayaodori Station and walk 1 min. from Exit 4.
    ・From Nagoya Station Bus Terminal, take the Me-guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus to Nagoya TV Tower (ride approx. 52 min.).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    10 min. from Nagoya Expressway Nishikibashi Exit.

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