Otsukimi, or moon viewing, is an important event during autumn in Japan. It's a time to appreciate the year's harvest, and also an occasion that fosters a connection with nature and the changing seasons. The full moon for September 2023 is on the 29th of the month, and you can celebrate otsukimi at Tokyo Tower by taking the stairs up to the top!
The Otsukimi Outside Staircase Walk will see Tokyo Tower's staircase open until 9pm for three days so that patrons can enjoy the harvest moon view – on typical days the staircase is only open from 9am until 4pm.
Climbing the stairs still requires the usual observation deck admission fee, which is priced at 1200 JPY for adults.