7 Best Spots in Tokyo to Visit at Night
Where to go in Tokyo at 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!
1. Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
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.
Hours: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm (to 1 am on Friday and Saturday)
Access: Direct access is available from Tokyo Metro Roppongi station 1C Exit
2. Tokyo Sky Tree
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.
Access: short walk from Tokyo Skytree Station or Oshiage Station
Hours: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
3. 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.
Access: short walk from Asakusa Station
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.
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.
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.
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.
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