Tokyo Tower Highball Garden
Tokyo Tower's alternative to the ubiquitous summer beer gardens is welcoming the outdoor drinking season with a double dose of whisky highballs. Head to the terrace at the base of the tower for a lengthy menu of highballs combined with a variety of drinking snacks (think karaage and grilled bacon). There's also a meatier option on the roof of the Tower Foot Town building. The Tokyo Tower Rooftop Highball Garden serves up all-you-can-eat jingisukan, the Hokkaido-born lamb barbecue named after the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan. Two hours of all-you-can-drink alcohol and limitless jingisukan can be had for ¥5,500 (teens aged 13-19 ¥3,500, primary school students ¥2,500, children aged 4-6 ¥1,500, all with non-alcoholic drinks, of course). Just keep an eye on the weather forecast, as both terraces close in the case of heavy rain. The Tokyo Tower Cho-Ten Highball Garden at the base of the tower is open until October 1, from 4pm-10pm on weekdays and 12noon-10pm on Sat, Sun & holidays. The Tokyo Tower Rooftop Highball Garden is open until October 9, from 5pm-9.30pm daily. Make your reservations here.