When I first saw the tower, I actually thought it was really nothing special. Tsutenkaku (or what some of us tourists call the Hitachi Tower) isn't that tall. Rather, it's location in Shinsekai (New World) that caught my interest and later I leaned about the interesting history of the tower itself.
The original structure suffered a fire in 1943 and was severely damaged and the tower's steel was used for war effort.
After the war, citizens and shop owners in the area of Shinsekai (New World) lobbied to rebuild the tower in order to regenerate the area. An NHK documentary showed how shop owners of Shinsekai bought shares of the tower, when the effort to rebuild the tower started and funds were needed for it.
The tower is famous for its neon lights, although it was shut down during the oil crisis of 1974-1976. The neon lights is now replaced with LED lights showing different color sets every two months.
Walking around the surrounding area of Tsutenkaku can feel a bit surreal. For me, at least.
Then later at night, Hubby and I enjoyed a quiet and lovely view of the area and Tsutenkaku in peace. At 3.00am, to be exact. ^^
At that time, the tower indeed looks romantic and a sight to behold.