Sightseeing guide to find the best places to view Tokyo at night
Best Night View Spots in Tokyo
The following is a list of recommended night view spots in Tokyo that we have actually visited so far! The score for each night view spot is determined based on its beauty, accessibility, atmosphere, and hole-in-the-wall (how crowded it is).
Wadakura Fountain Park
3-1, Outer Park of the Imperial Palace, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
A hole-in-the-wall night spot with three beautifully lit fountains. The night view of the skyscrapers is also beautiful and the relaxed atmosphere makes it a good place for a date.
KITTE Rooftop Garden
2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyod-ku, Tokyo
Free viewing area with great views of Tokyo Station and the Marunouchi buildings. Note that Tokyo Station is illuminated until 21:00.
SHIBUYA SKY – Shibuya Scramble Square Observatory
2-24-12, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
An observatory recommended for date nights, offering a 360-degree view of Tokyo from 270 metres above sea level.
Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
The free observation deck on the 47th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is very popular with visitors to Japan. The South Observation Deck is recommended for a relaxing night view!
Tokyo Sky Tree Tembo Deck & Observation Corridor
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
The view of the great ocean of light from the world’s tallest tower is breathtaking. As it gets crowded on weekends and holidays, you need to buy a ticket in advance to get up to the observation deck.
Tokyo Tower Main Deck & Top Deck
4-2-8, Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
This observatory offers a panoramic view of Tokyo from heights of 150m and 250m. The “Another Tokyo Tower”, which has become a hot topic on social media, is a must-see attraction.
Hachitama Spherical Observation Room
2-4-8, Minato-ku, Tokyo
A representative observatory of Odaiba with a nice view of Rainbow Bridge. Note that it closes early, so the night view is only available in winter.
Marunouchi Building, Observation Floor
2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
A night viewpoint with a relaxed atmosphere on the restaurant floor. The highlight is the illuminated National Diet Building and Mt.
Tokyo City View & Sky Deck
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
The best place in Tokyo to view the city at night from 250 metres above sea level. The Sky Deck, a rooftop observation deck, is also an attraction.
Telecom Center Observation Deck Lounge ViewTokyo
1-510 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
A hole-in-the-wall observatory with beautiful views of Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge. There are only a few people here, even on holidays, so it is recommended for a date night as it is a quiet and relaxing place.
Yebisu Garden Place 38th Floor Sky Lounge
4-20 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Free observation deck with panoramic views of Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge and other landmarks. A visit is recommended after a meal in the restaurant.
Tower Hall Funabori Observation Deck
4-1-1 Funabori, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
A free observatory with a beautiful view of the Tokyo Sky Tree, one of Tokyo’s most famous landmarks. On a clear day you can also see Mt.
Toyosu Gururi Park
6-1 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
A night viewpoint where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower and other landmarks while enjoying the sea breeze. Recommended for a date with a great atmosphere.
2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
A representative sightseeing spot in Asakusa where nighttime strolls are enjoyable. Lights are up until around 11:00 p.m. daily. The Asakusa picture scrolls painted on the shutters of Nakamise-dori are also a highlight.
Wakasu Seaside Park
3-1-2 Wakasu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
The Tokyo Gate Bridge promenade is only open during the summer season and offers a free night-time view of the illuminated Tokyo Gate Bridge and Mt. Fuji.
Best Night View Hotel in Tokyo
Here are some of the hotels in Tokyo where we have actually stayed and found the night views to be beautiful! Please use this as a reference when deciding where to stay in Tokyo.
Hotel Metropolitan Marunouchi
1-7-12 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
A spectacular hotel with a stunning train view and urban-like building night view.
The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
4-8-1 Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
A 5-star hotel with a luxurious view of Tokyo Tower right in front of you. Recommended for sightseeing around Tokyo Tower.
Hotel Wing International Select Asakusa Komagata
2-7-5 Komagata, Taito-ku, Tokyo
A good-cost hotel with a rooftop terrace overlooking Tokyo Sky Tree. The illuminated night view of Sensoji Temple is also worth seeing.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Toyosu Premier
2-2-1 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
A cosmopolitan hotel where you can enjoy the beautiful night view of the waterfront. The observation room for the exclusive use of guests is also an attraction.
Keio Plaza Hotel
2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Skyscraper hotel 170 meters above the ground with a view of the powerful Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Asakusa View Hotel
3-17-1 Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
A historical hotel representing Asakusa with a beautiful view of Tokyo Sky Tree