Tokyo has several observation decks scattered throughout the city. The three most famous are Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, and Tokyo City View in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, but all offer spectacular views of the capital. Daylight lets you take in the sheer vastness of the urban sprawl that is Greater Tokyo, while night offers a landscape of a twinkling metropolis that cannot be beaten. Moreover, there are many bars and restaurants at the top of Tokyo’s many office blocks where you can take in the city at night over a cocktail or two.
Also, no Tokyo viewing platform guide would be complete without mention of I-Link Town in Ichikawa. It is in fact located in neighboring Chiba prefecture, but on clear days treats visitors to the most iconic view of Tokyo city with Mount Fuji looming in the background.
An excellent tourist information center for the Asakusa area. The top floor is also an observation deck which provides superb views of Nakamise and Sensoji Temple. Free WiFi is also available. On the ground floor near the information desk you can also find all of Taito Ward excellent tourist maps for Asakusa and other areas of the ward such as Ueno and Yanaka.
Observation deck on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. It also has a “Skydeck” (outside, rooftop observation deck) offering 360° views of the city.
Free observation decks on the 45th floor of the government buildings with excellent views over Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Yoyogi Park.
At 634 meters Tokyo Skytree is Japan’s tallest building and was, at the time of completion in 2012, the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The tower has two observation decks at 350m and 450m.