Compilation: Viewpoints of Tokyo

Bunkyo City Hall – Sky deck ( free )

Bunkyo-ku, Kasuga 1-16-21, Bunkyo Civic Center Bldg 25F.

  • closes at 20:30
  •  view only to the northern direction
  • has a Piano free to be used

It was quite, almost empty and provided a nice view – 9/10.

Ginza 6 – rooftop (free)

Chuo-ku , Ginza 6-10-1 , Ginza Six 13.F

  • closes at 23:00
  • open rooftop
  • garden area
  • 360° view

The rooftop area is unexpectedly big and green. Seeing the people moving from above was awesome – 9/10

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building – Observation Deck (free)

Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku 2-8-1, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building 45. F

  • closes at 23:00
  • 2 towers both have an observation deck ( at the time of visit 1 was under construction)
  • Cafe and Bar but limited space to sit down
  • 360° view
  • a lot of space and angle to have a look over the city
  • possible to see Mt. Fuji with clear weather
  • famous spot means many viewers, but it’s not too crowded

Unfortunately it was too cloudy that day. I can imagine it provides a very good overview – 9.5/10

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower – Tokyo City View Indoor Observation Deck( 1800 Yen )

Minato-ku, Roppongi 6-10-1, Tokyo City View (52F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)

  • closes at 22:00
  • indoor observation deck
  • coupled with seasonal exhibition

At the time we visited “The Science Behind Pixar” exhibition was displayed. It closes at 22:00 and you are free to stay here until 23:00. Since we only arrived at 22:30 we could only take a look around the observation deck. It is spacious and offers a good 360° View – 8/10.

Note: There seems to be a open sky deck observation platform as well, admission fee would be 500 Yen.

Seibu Ikebukuro – rooftop garden (free)

Toshima-ku, Minamiikebukuro 1-28-1, Seibu Ikebukuro 9.F

  • closes at 21:00
  • a lot of bars / one huge barbecue restaurant
  • enclosed by fences
  • huge area

The rooftop is enclosed by fences and not very high so you will have troubles to get a good view in general. The area is huge and serves mainly as a eating out place. Several bars and even barbecuing is possible. Although i went there on a weekday there were still many people present. An excellent place to go have dinner but not so good for having a city view – 2/10.

2 Replies to “Compilation: Viewpoints of Tokyo”

  1. thanks!
    and I bet you can even do better ones if you have a real camera, I only had my huawei p20 though
    I’ll be updating this post in some time since I have some ‘new content’ but no time yet to post it
    have fun in Japan and saving up for it 😉

  2. This is some good stuff here! I’m planning on studying abroad in Tokyo next year, and I can’t wait to get some sweet shots out there!

    Note from : Sorry that I accidentally deleted your comment – no censorship intended!

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