5 Best Observatories in Tokyo
5 Observation Decks with the Best Views in Tokyo
Watching the city view is one of the top tourist attractions in Tokyo. There are numbers of skyscrapers in the city and many of them have amazing observatories where visitors can gaze the panoramic view of Tokyo in day and night. If you are wondering which Tokyo observatory is the best, today, I’d like to introduce 5 best observatories in Tokyo.
1. Tokyo Tower
The symbol of the city, Tokyo Tower is one of must-visit spots in Tokyo! The tower has 2 observatories: main observatories at 145 m and 150 m and special observatory at 250 m with the overlook panoramic view of Tokyo city. The scary look down glass floor is located at the 145 m observatory. Tokyo Tower is also a very beautiful object to look at at night 🙂
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Access: 5 mins walk from Akabanebashi Station
Price: 1,200 yen for main observatory/plus 800 yen for special observatory
2. Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree is the new icon of Tokyo and the tallest building in Japan. The 634 m tower has been attracting millions of tourists every year since it launched in 2012. The tower has two observatories: TEMBO DECK (350 m) and TEMBO GALLERIA (450 m). Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the highest point in Tokyo!
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Access: short walk from Tokyo Skytree Station or Oshiage Station
Price: 2,100 yen for TEMBO DECK / plus 1,000 yen for TEMBO GALLERIA
3. Shibuya Sky
The Shibuya Sky is a rooftop observation deck on Shibuya Scramble Square, the 229 meter tall multi-use skyscraper that opened in 2019. The open-air observatory offers a panoramic view of Shibuya district including the infamous pedestrian crossing. There are also gallery, shop, cafe and bar which you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the city.
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Access: short walk from Shibuya Station
Price: 2,000 yen
4. Roppongi Hills TOKYO CITY VIEW & SKY DECK
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower is a 238 m high complex building built in 2003. The observatory, TOKYO CITY VIEW is an indoor observation deck at the 52nd floor of the building (250 m) where visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of Tokyo. There is also an open-air rooftop observatory called Tokyo SKY DECK (270 m) which can be accessed with an additional fee, and offers a gorgeous view of Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree in one picture.
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Access: Direct access available from Roppongi Station (Hibiya line)
Hours: 10:00～22:00 (~20:00 Sky Deck)
Price: 2,000 yen (plus 500 yen for Sky Deck)
5. Shibuya Hikarie
Shibuya Hikarie is a popular shopping complex near Shibuya Station which consists of numbers of shops, restaurants, cafes and some office. The great thing about the observatory of Shibuya Hikarie is that the admission is absolutely FREE. It’s located on 11F of the building (182m), offering a great view of the vibrant and energetic district, Shibuya.
Access: Direct access available from Shibuya Station
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