Translated by Hilary Keyes
See Superb Views Of Tokyo! Free Observatories In The City
Written by Hiromasa Uematsu
Here are the best observatories where you can enjoy picturesque views of Tokyo free of charge. Not only located in the city center, from these spots found around Tokyo you can take in various different views of the urban landscape.
Asia's largest city - Tokyo. Its skyscrapers glittering at night are a romantic sight that everyone should view once in their life.
With that hope in mind, today we will be taking at look at observatories where you can enjoy stunning views of Tokyo free of charge.
And as these observatories are not only located in the city center but in various areas, you can enjoy the sights of the city alongside some of Japan's local, suburban spots as well!
At the end of this article you will find a helpful map that shows where each of the observatories is in the city as a reference to help you plan your trip to Tokyo!
1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is a very famous spot that needs little introduction. It is not only well-known to the Japanese, but also to international visitors too. From the observatory on the 45th floor, you can see the whole of Tokyo around you.
In Shinjuku you will also find a bustling downtown area and numerous types of accommodations too. This is perhaps one of the easiest areas to incorporate into any Tokyo-based travel plans.
Address: Tokyo, Shinjuku, Nishi Shinjuku 2-8-1
2. Yebisu Garden Place Tower
The fashionable city for adults, Ebisu. The landmark of this area is Yebisu Garden Place. Besides the free viewing space on the 38th floor, there are also numerous shopping and dining spots found here and around the station, and it is an ideal place for those that want to sightsee on a smaller scale.
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Ebisu 4-20-1
3. Carrot Tower
This is Carrot Tower, a great place to catch a glimpse of Tokyo in a place without the usual sightseeing atmosphere.
The nearest station is Sangenjaya Station, which is a four-minute train ride from Shibuya; this area is a suburb and as such has a more local town atmosphere, with great shopping and lots of small izakayas and restaurants.
Address: Tokyo, Setagaya, Taishido 4-1-1