Tokyo is one of the largest metropolis of the world, with its buildings and skyscrapers as far as the eye can see, it’s a shame not to enjoy the panoramic and skyline views from the top floors.

In the highest floors of buildings, skyscrapers and towers you can find observatories where you can enjoy the stunning panoramic view of one of the most world’s beautiful metropolis. This could be the perfect way to spend a romantic day with your partner.

All the observatories we recommend on this list are scattered around Tokyo, they can be up to 300 meters (984 feet) high and you can access them both day and night. Some of them are completely free of charge!

Tokyo Tower

The “Japanese Eiffel Tower” it’s the second-tallest structure in Japan after Tokyo Sky Tree
and offers a great view of Odaiba island. There are two observation decks, a main one at 150 meters and a special one at 250 meters.

Location: 4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato (Google)
Deck Height: 150 meters and 250 meters
Admission: Admission to main observation deck ¥900
Opening hours: Mon-Sun (10-22), Tue (10-17)

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, in Shinjuku, is the best place to enjoy a stunning 360° panoramic view of Tokyo for free! You can find the free observation decks on the 45th floor, one in each of its two towers.

Location: 2-8-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku
Deck Height: 202 meters
Admission: Free
Opening hours: Mon-Fri (8-6.45)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building panoramic view

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building panoramic view

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is the Japan’s tallest tower and has the two highest observation decks in Japan. This is the most expensive spot, but it’s totally worth it. The first observation desk is 350 meters high and offers a breathtaking view. Watching the sunset from this height is probably one of the most romantic activities you can do in Tokyo. You can also find a restaurant, a cafe and shops – this is a very good place for couples.

Location: 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida
Deck Height: 350 meters (first), 450 meters (second)
Admission: ¥2,060 (first observatory), ¥3,090 (both observatories)
Opening hours: Mon-Sun (8-22) – last entry 21

Tokyo Skytree panoramic view

Tokyo Skytree panoramic view

Mori Tower at Roppongi Hills

You can find the Tokyo City View observation deck on the 52nd floor, adjacent to the Mori Art Museum. On the roof of the building, there’s also the open air Sky Deck, that may be closed due to strong wind or bad weather.

Location: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Height: 218 meters (Sky Deck: 238 meters)
Admission: General admission ¥1,800, plus ¥500 for Sky Deck
Opening hours: Mon-Sun (10-22), Tue (10-17)

Mori Tower

Mori Tower

Tokyo World Trade Center

On the top floor of the World Trade Center you can find a panoramic room, 152 meters above the ground, where you can admire an amazing view of Tokyo. From this observation deck you can see Tokyo Tower, Odaiba, Tokyo Skytree and, if you’re lucky enough, the Mount Fuji too. There are also comfortable sofas for two people, where you can relax and spend romantic moments with your mate.
Location: 2-4-1 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku
Height: 152 meters (40th floor)
Admission: ¥620
Opening hours: 10:00 to 20:30 (entry until 20:00)

Shopping malls and buildings around Tokyo could offer stunning views too. You can often find bars, restaurants or cafes on the top floors.

Asahi Beer Hall in Asakusa

Asahi Beer Hall in Asakusa

For example, at the Asahi Beer Tower there is the Asahi Sky Room (near Asakusa, after crossing the bridge over the Sumida River), where you enjoy a drink for a low price, with an amazing panoramic view.