Exploring Japan: 5 top spots to enjoy Tokyo night views

Exploring Japan: 5 top spots to enjoy Tokyo night views

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Tokyo has many different faces during both day and night. Among them, the nighttime scenery is a must-see. Let us show you five of the best of the spots for Tokyo night views, ranging from a popular tower to some lesser-known observation rooms.

1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observation Deck

Photo courtesy of Tokyo Prefecture

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is in Shinjuku. From its observation deck on the top floor, you can look down on the glittering neon city of Tokyo, a city that never sleeps. And after sunset, it's especially amazing for Tokyo night views!

Not only is there no admission fee but it is also easily accessible. How about spending some time watching the view as it changes from a golden twilight to the shining neon light of the evening?

Tokyo Metropolitan Government 東京都庁
Address: 2-8-1, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 163-8001
Nearest Station: Tochomae Station (Toei Oedo Line)
Phone Number: 03-3277-2815

2. Roppongi Hills Observatory

As the name suggests, Roppongi Hills is in Tokyo's central district of Roppongi and is also popular for its vibrant nightlife. The building's 52nd floor is a superb spot to enjoy the scenery know as the Tokyo City View. You can also relax while dining at cafes and restaurants located on this floor.

You can look up at the starry sky and gaze out at gorgeous Tokyo night views from 270 meters above sea level from the Sky Deck on the roof.

Roppongi Hills 六本木ヒルズ
Address: 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-6108
Nearest Station: Roppongi Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Toei Oedo Line), 0 minute on foot
Phone Number: 03-6406-6000

3. World Trade Center

Seaside Top is the name of the observatory on the 40th floor at the top of Tokyo's World Trade Center. It is a well-kept secret spot where you can gaze out at the glittering Tokyo night views, and see the beautiful Rainbow Bridge and other areas of the city. Enjoy the fantastic lights of skyscrapers, bullet trains, monorails, and boats sailing in the nearby Tokyo Bay.

World Trade Center Tokyo 世界貿易センタービルディング
Address: 2-4-1, Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-6140
Nearest Station: Hamamatsucho Station (JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line), 1 minute on foot
Phone Number: 03-3435-6026

4. Odaiba Marine Park

Odaiba Seaside Park is a popular recreational spot for Tokyoites. It is popular after sunset as a romantic date spot where couples can enjoy the stunning Tokyo night views of Rainbow Bridge and the nearby skyscrapers. In the summertime, the place is famous for its fireworks show and its classic summer sights, such as houseboats sailing by peacefully.

Odaiba Marine Park お台場海浜公園
Address: 1-4, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 135-0091
Nearest Station: Odaiba-Kaihinkoen Station (Yurikamome), 3 minutes on foot
Phone Number: 03-5531-0852



The superb view from the Skyward Eye deck, which is 350 meters above the ground, as well as the view from the Skyward Eye corridor, which is 450 meters above the ground, are simply breathtaking. Since it is a popular spot for Tokyo night views, it can get crowded on Saturdays and Sundays. However, the Fast Skytree Ticket is available for tourists, shortening your wait time significantly, so this is certainly a huge recommendation.

TOKYO SKYTREE®: 東京スカイツリー®
Address: Oshiage 1-1-2, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 131-0045
Nearest Station: Tokyo Skytree Station (Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line))
Phone Number: 0570-55-0634


Via Live Japan

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