7 Best Spots in Tokyo to Visit at Night

Where to go in Tokyo at night

Tokyo city view by night

Tokyo is one of the best cities in the world for nightlife. Not only for drinking and partying, but also the streetscape and photography is one of the best things to enjoy in Tokyo at night. Actually, many landmarks in Tokyo have even better views at night than day time. Here are my picks of 7 best spots in Tokyo you should visit at night!

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1. Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

The night view of Tokyo from the Roppongi Hills observatory

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (六本木ヒルズ森タワー) owns one of city’s best observatories, which is supposedly the best place to observe Tokyo Tower. You can actually spot Tokyo Skytree, too on the same view like the picture above.

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Map: https://goo.gl/HF6Gh6

Hours: 10:00~22:00

Access: Direct access is available from Tokyo Metro Roppongi station 1C Exit

2. Tokyo Skytree

The new symbol of the city, Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) is the highest building existing in Japan today. The 634 m tower was built in 2012 as a broadcasting tower, and is located near Asakusa area, Tokyo.

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Map: https://goo.gl/qtCYGm

Access: short walk from Tokyo Skytree Station or Oshiage Station

Hours: 10:00~21:00

3. Sensoji Temple

Asakusa by night: illuminated Sensoji Temple

Tokyo’s oldest temple, Sensoji (浅草寺) glows at night. It’s one of most popular tourist sites in Tokyo and extremely crowded during the day, however you can also enjoy the silent temple after it gets dark.

Map: https://goo.gl/agKuQJ

Access: short walk from Asakusa Station

4. Odaiba

Rainbow Bridge and the city center of Tokyo gazed from Odaiba

The large artificial island on Tokyo Bay, Odaiba (お台場) is connected with Rainbow Bridge to the center of Tokyo, and famous for its sophisticated night view.

Map: https://goo.gl/MgAJ4a

5. Shibuya

The street of Shibuya with glaring neon lights at night

The district of Tokyo that never sleeps, Shibuya (渋谷) is known as the center of the young culture of Japan. The district entertains and sometimes takes you by surprise even at deep night. The famous scramble crossing and Center Gai Street are the most vibrant area. Shibuya Sky is a newly opened open-air observatory where you can enjoy the breathtaking night view of the district!

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Map: https://goo.gl/C8LbKU

6. Tokyo Station

Located at the heart of Tokyo city, Tokyo Station (東京駅) is city’s biggest transportation hub with numerous railway lines, and it’s actually an amazing object to photograph especially at night.

Map: https://goo.gl/Qx75G4

7. Shinjuku

Another district of Tokyo which never sleeps. In fact, this one is even wide awake at night. Shinjuku (新宿) is the biggest red-light district in Tokyo and famous for its glaring neon lights especially around Kabukicho area.

Map: https://goo.gl/Lzd4NN

The neon lights of Tokyo create some of the most breathtaking scenes for photography! However, capturing their full splendor with a smartphone camera can be challenging. For a truly unforgettable souvenir of your trip, I highly recommend hiring a professional photographer for a few hours—it’s an experience that will make your memories last a lifetime!

▶︎Urban & Neon Night Photoshoot in Tokyo

▶︎Tokyo Streets Photo Session By Night

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