I took a tour with a friend so that she could see another part of Japan. We visited a temple where we were able to see traditional Japan, had a traditional Udon and grilled fish lunch, and then enjoyed the scenery. A must see and do for visitors and a great place to escape for Tokyo locals. As enigmatic mentioned, book in advance.
I really don't have anything positive to say about most towers: Seattle, Auckland, Vancouver and the Tokyo Tower is no exception. Even worse, they don't even have a proper restaurant on the top floor. Perhaps this is a good thing, however, since most tower restaurants have mediocre food b/c you are paying for the view. The restaurants at the Tokyo Tower are fast food only such as Baskin Robbins and burger chains. The majority of tourists are high school kids on an outing. But see for yourself, you should experience it at least once, for the view.
High luxury goods and esthetically pleasing to the eye but....it seems to lack energy..at least the times that we have been there. With the exception of visiting one of the many restaurants on the top floor in the evening, it is usually quite empty. The dim lighting doesn't help either.
I concur with the previous reviews about what an awe-inspiring experience it is to visit the fish auction. I also agree that several 'bad apples', most likely visitors to Japan, have ruined it for us locals. I have not been groped by any 'pervy Japanese seamen' though....'Pervy American seamen' but certainly not Japanese ones...they are more scared of non-Japanese women than we are of them and I have lived here for 11 years LOL.
A complex maze of shops and restaurants that can leave visitors feeling flustered. I frequent this complex in order to visit May's Garden Salon and Estination/Bals. I have become familiar with how to come and go now but it certainly took sometime. So, if you are visiting, be prepared to get lost.
A comfortable and spacious facility which includes a 24 hour supermarket and Dean & Deluca in the basement. It is wonderful to visit around Christmas when they have all of the lights (Exit through the basement to get to the park).