Tokyo Observation Deck Guide

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.

General Bunkyo

Bunkyo Civic Center

Described as a giant Pez candy dispenser, the Bunkyo Ward municipal building houses an observation deck on the 25th floor (150 metre) with a 330° viewing angle and sloped windows...

General Minato

Tokyo City View

The observation deck on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower is one of the capital’s most well-known. It also has a “Skydeck” (outside, rooftop observation deck) offering...

General Shinjuku

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

These twin-towers of bureaucracy have two observation decks (north and south), both on the 45th floor. The south deck provides excellent views over Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden...

General Sumida

Tokyo Skytree: Japan’s Highest Observation Deck

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...

General Minato

Tokyo Tower

As much as Tokyo Skytree might dominate the skyline, Tokyo’s most iconic structure will always be Tokyo Tower. Lit up a night, its bright red and white metal frame stands out...





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