Best View of Tokyo

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Best View of Tokyo
View from Mori Tower at sunset.

Best View of Tokyo

Searching for the best view of Tokyo? Look no further than Mori Tower Skydeck and the Roppongi Hills area. Standing 238 meters tall, this skyscraper offers amazing views of Tokyo Tower and the surrounding area. In addition, the complex houses an art museum, restaurants and a wide selection of upscale shopping.

In my opinion, this is the best viewpoint for taking great pictures of the city. A close proximity to Tokyo Tower allows for beautiful photo composition, with an iconic landmark for the focal point of your shot. Mori Tower is also one of the only locations that offers access to an open-air viewing platform. You will be able to take better pictures from the roof where there are no worries about glass and reflections. If you’re not interested in photography, it is still worth your time to visit Mori Tower. Where the view alone is breathtaking and an experience you’ll never forget.

Admission fees are quite pricey. For access to the regular area and Skydeck you can expect to pay 2300 yen. You’ll also get to experience different exhibits and displays within the viewing areas, helping to justify paying a high entry fee. The staff does a great job keeping each area spotless, allowing you to take great pictures through fingerprint free windows. One thing to note, tripods and bags are not permitted on the sky deck. You can store possessions in lockers for a small deposit.


What I liked:

  • In my opinion, this is the best view of Tokyo
  • Viewing areas are kept in pristine condition, minimizing dirty glass for optimal picture taking conditions
  • Optional visit to the Skydeck, a 360-degree view over Tokyo with no glass
  • Great shopping and restaurants in the surrounding area



How to get there:

From Shinjuku Station, take the Toei Subway Oedo line and exit at Roppongi. The ride will take approximately 9 minutes and cost 220 yen. Consult Hyperia for other routes.


Thank you for reading and be sure to check out the rest of my Tokyo City Guide and Japan Travel Guide.

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