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A superb view of Tokyo: Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View

With Tokyo Tower right in front of you and − if the sky is clear − even Mt. Fuji, ‘Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View’ is one of the most popular observatories in Tokyo. Tokyo City View has two decks, one indoor and one rooftop observation deck − both with their own appeal. Experience both observatories and enjoy the view overlooking Tokyo!

The indoor observation deck 250 meters above sea level


Going around the indoor observation deck allows you to observe the city without worrying about the weather.

The large windows have a height of 11m! Look at this inviting space!

The first things you will see after entering the observatory are Tokyo Tower, Odaiba, Haneda Airport, and Tokyo Bay. On a sunny day you can even see the coast of Chiba prefecture on the other side of the bay. Breathtaking!

The beautiful architecture of The National Art Center, Tokyo nearby.

Aoyama Cemetery

The building in the center of the picture that looks like a castle or villa is the State Guest House, Akasaka Palace.

The view from 250 meters above sea level is stunning and I really love it. The vibrant streets continue until so far, far away, connecting the neighborhoods directly below with other quarters in the distance. It’s the pulse of the city. This is how this enormous city is held together as a whole and something you sometimes can’t feel from below. That’s why I love watching the city from above.

The fun shop at the observatory is also worth a visit!

Picnic at the observatory!

The indoor observatory is often used as a space for limited-time events and exhibitions. Right now, you can join the ongoing picnic event! Inside the Tokyo City View you can hear a selection of original ambient sounds and high-resolution audio from nature, making you feel like you are at a summer resort on the highlands. If you listen carefully, you can hear the sounds of birds and nature! How calming!

The picnic area at the observatory

Also, you can enjoy a full-fledged picnic by pre-ordering a special picnic basket from the restaurant “THE MOON”. Why not try a romantic picnic in the sky?

Imagine how nice it would be to surprise your loved one with this picnic basket!

The Sky Deck 270 meters above sea level

The other main attraction of the Tokyo City View is its rooftop sky deck. If you look down on the city of Tokyo while feeling a breeze on your face, it feels as if you have conquered Tokyo. It’s like the movie Titanic. Remember when Jack screamed, “I’m the king of the world!”? Well, it’s just like that!

View in the direction of Tokyo Tower. Find out what the view from Tokyo Tower looks like here!

View of Shinjuku area

The scenery varies a lot depending on the time of day and the season. If you are lucky, you can even see Mt. Fuji!

Sunset on a day with clear air and sky. With its dry air, winter in Tokyo offers the perfect conditions for a good view. In this photo, you can see Shibuya’s skyscrapers and Mt. Fuji on the horizon.

Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View always has limited-time events and great deals going on, so make sure to check them out before you go.
So why don’t you visit Tokyo City View and have a look from above at this chaotic, but oh so wonderful city, with your own eyes!

“FEEL HILLS’ SKY – Sky Deck Admission Free Campaign!”

During this campaign, those who visit the indoor observatory can also enjoy the rooftop sky deck, which normally requires an additional fee, for free!
Period: Friday, August 14 – Monday, August 31, 2020
Admission: FREE for ALL Tokyo City View indoor observation deck ticket holders
*The rooftop sky deck may be closed due to rainy weather, strong winds, or high temperatures.

*Admission requires an online advance booking (time-specified tickets) as a measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus and Covid-19. (However, Day Tickets are on sale whenever the time slots have not filled up.)
* Temperature checks and mandatory mask-wearing (for all visitors) is a requirement.

Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View

52nd floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5okSibDuMrcFEe4J7
Nearest station: Roppongi Station, Nogizaka Station, Roppongi-itchome Station


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I was born and raised in Kiel/Germany. When I was 16 I came to Japan for the first time. I fell in love with this beautiful country, so I returned after my university graduation. Since then, I have been living in Tokyo - and I don't plan to change anything about that ;-) My hobbies are taking a stroll around the city, taking photos and drinking coffee.

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