Everyone thinks of orange lights when it comes to Tokyo Tower but did you know that it lights up pink every year on October 1st? The glowing, pink Tokyo Tower is the ultimate in romantic! Today I am going to tell you about the beautifully pink, slightly sexy, Tokyo Tower that happens only once a year.
Tokyo Tower Goes Pink Only Once a Year!
Did you know that on certain days, for certain reasons, Tokyo Tower changes its color? Every year on October 1st, Tokyo Tower becomes a bright pink.
So then why on this day does it turn pink? In connection with the “pink ribbon,” it’s there to teach people about the importance of early breast cancer detection and treatment and so it’s specially lit up. On normal days, the tower is lit from sunset until 10:00PM but the pink lights go from 6:45 until 10:00 PM. (*From sunset until 6:45PM it’s lit-up like normal.)
They use pink-colored search lights around Tokyo Tower to illuminate it. It looks better at a slight distance, rather than looking straight down from Tokyo Tower!
Tokyo Tower goes blue every November 14th as a symbol on the importance of diabetes prevention and treatment. The vivid blue has just as much impact and is also worth seeing.
Large Viewing Platform at 150m High with a Mini Tokyo Tower
There is an adorable mini Tokyo Tower on the large viewing platform at 150m. This is a great spot for taking commemorative photos. Pink lights illuminate the area surrounding the mini Tokyo Tower. On October 1st, even the inside of Tokyo Tower looks brilliant.
Did you know that, from the beginning, Tokyo Tower was lit up pink in acknowledgment of the “Pink Ribbon Movement”?
Breast cancer is a disease that is continuing to grow every year among women. It’s extremely important that it’s found and treated early. You need your health to enjoy good food and travel to your favorite places!
*Tokyo Tower Welcoming News Tokyo Tower has a special treat on your birthday, called the “Birthday Pack.” You get a discount on the entrance fee and can have sweets for free at the cafe inside Tokyo Tower! For those of you with an upcoming birthday, the details for the Birthday Pack are on the official website. Be sure to check it out!
Whoa, Outside the Window is "Tokyo Tower"!
There is another Tokyo Tower I’d like to introduce to you so you don’t overlook it while you’re fascinated by the pink Tokyo Tower.
I remember seeing this somewhere before… Don’t you feel like this resembles Tokyo Tower?
I’ll be keeping it a secret where exactly you can see this but be sure to look out of the windows to try and find this “extra” Tokyo Tower.
A Glittering Tokyo Tower with 10,000 Swarovski
Directly on your left-hand side after getting off the viewing platform elevator is a Tokyo Tower covered in glittering decorations. The creator is Ms. Satsuki Hiraoka, the decodenist who made the first glittering cellphone, known as the “Deco Phone,” in Japan. Apparently this is made out of 10,000 Swarovskis.
The glitter from the Swarovskis seem to bounce back the pink light, giving it a beauty that is different than normal. Impossible to endure for women who love pink and glitter!
Inside the Room is PINK, PINK, PINK!
Inside Tokyo Tower it’s full-throttle Pink Power. There are a lot of women and couples, drawn in by the pink.
Looking out over the nightsky from 360 degrees inside this room covered in pink gives it a cuter atmosphere than normal. It captivates you and makes you want to spend hours gazing out at the night sky.
Why not make a day memorable at Tokyo Tower?
Tokyo Tower’s Pink Light-Up will also happen on October 1st of this year! Present your wife or girlfriend with a slightly different view of Tokyo Tower as the ultimate gift. Your heart will soar as you look at the lights and it’s sure to be a day you’ll remember forever.
Even for people who are afraid of heights, you could try to brave it on this day and do your best to visit Tokyo Tower.
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