TOKYO REVIEW AREAS
Since 1950, skyscrapers and high-rise buildings began to grow throughout Tokyo. And, of course, the designers have not forgotten the incredible panoramic views that open from the upper floors of these buildings. The structure of the part of these structures included observation platforms open to the public.
From these sites (located either inside the buildings themselves or under the open sky), visitors can enjoy views of the Kanto Valley, and on clear days even admire the slopes of Mount Fuji.
We offer you a description of some of the best viewing platforms in Tokyo.
TOKYO SKYTREE – TOKIY SKYLESS TREE
Visiting time: from 8:00 to 22:00 without days off.
Entrance fee: 2060 yen (lower viewing platform), 3090 yen (both viewing platforms).
Height of viewing platforms: 350 and 450 meters.
The Tokyo Sky Tree was discovered in 2012, but remains the tallest building in Japan until today. The tower reaches a height of 634 meters and at the time of its discovery was the second tallest building in the world. There are two viewing platforms in the Heavenly Tree, which are the highest in Japan. The lower, gated, located at an altitude of 350 meters, it is quite spacious, with wide panoramic windows, a restaurant, cafes and shops. The upper observation deck is located at an altitude of 450 meters and is a balustrade encircling the building, enclosed by a frame of metal and glass. From both observation platforms, stunning imaginations, incredibly spectacular views, do honor to the Kanto region. A wonderful aquarium and trading rows can be found on the lower floors of the tower.
TOKYO TOWER – TOKYO TELEVISION TOWER
Visiting time: from 9:00 to 23:00 (you can enter until 22:00) seven days a week.
Entrance fee: 900 yen (main viewing platform), 1600 yen (both viewing platforms).
Height of viewing platforms: 150 and 250 meters.
Reaching a height of 333 meters, the Tokyo Tower is 13 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower. When its construction was completed in 1958, it became a symbol of the revival of the economic power of post-war Japan. The tower has two observation platforms, the main one is located at an altitude of 150 meters, and one more, separate – at an altitude of 250 meters. Panoramic views can be seen from both sites; on clear days, you can see the Heavenly Tree and Mount Fuji, as well as Zзjo Ji Temple. On the lower floors of the tower there is an aquarium and galleries of souvenir shops (additional entrance fee is possible).
ROPPONGI HILLS – ROPPONGI HILLS
Visiting hours: 10:00 to 23:00 (Fridays and Saturdays until midnight), from 11:00 to 20:00 (observation deck in the open air) seven days a week.
Ticket sales stop half an hour before closing.
Entrance fee: 1800 yen, plus 500 yen for visiting the observation deck on the roof.
Additional charges may apply for special events.
The height of the viewing platforms: 218 (main) and 238 (on the roof) meters.
The Mori Tower was opened in 2003 and reaches a height of 238 meters, it is the central building in the Roppongi Hills complex, located in the heart of the Roppongi district. On the 52nd floor is an observation deck with a famous view of the city of Tokyo; and there is also the entrance to the remarkable Mori Art Museum. Mori Tower rises to 238 meters, and on its roof is an open observation deck with a stunning panoramic view, allowing you to see, as in the palm of your hand, almost the entire city. Since the observation deck on the roof is just under the open sky, it may be closed in case of rain or bad weather.
TOKYO WORLD TRADE CENTER – TOKIY WORLD TRADE CENTER
Visiting time: from 10:00 to 20:30 (you can enter until 20:00). Extra hours during the summer and for the Christmas holidays.
Works without days off.
Entrance fee: 620 yen (500 yen with online coupon).
The height of the observation deck: 152 meters (40th floor).
Tokyo World Trade Center reaches a height of 163 meters, it is one of the very first skyscrapers in Tokyo, it was built in 1970 near Hamamatsutyo Station. His observation deck was recently updated, it is located on the top floor and gives an overview of three hundred and sixty degrees, allowing you to see the entire city, stretching below. Due to the fact that the building is located almost in the very center of the city, its observation deck offers a rather colorful panorama, including views of the Kyu Siba Rikyu Garden, the Tokyo Television Tower, the Tokyo Bay, the Sinkansen, the Tokyo monorails of the Yamanote line and other electric trains.
TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT BUILDING – TOKYI CAPITAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING (TOKYAN MUNICIPALITY)
Visiting time: from 9:30 to 23:00
South observation deck: from 9:30 to 17:30 (until 23:00 when the northern observation deck is closed)