In my opinion, the best view of Tokyo from above is from the 238 metre high Mori Tower in the heart of Roppongi Hills. On the 52nd floor there is an art museum and the indoor observation deck.
The art museum is known as the “nearest art museum to the sky in the world”, during my visit there was a Pokémon exhibition including Pokémon movies, models, standees and a history of the series. Various other exhibitions were available and I recommend exploring them all if you have the time.
Access to the art museum and indoor observation deck set me back 1,200yen for a student ticket, an adult ticket costs 1,800yen and I believe this is a very fair price for what you get. You have access to the observation deck on the 52nd floor and access to all the art exhibitions for as long as you want during the day.
The next part of this tower and my personal favourite experience is the Sky Deck. For an extra 500yen you gain access to the only open-air observation deck in the city 270 metres above sea level.
You are not allowed to bring a bag up with you to the sky deck so you are provided with a locker and you only need to remember your camera. As you exit the elevator on the top of the skyscraper the wind immediately brushes across your face so I recommend wearing some sort of a jacket or jumper.
The observation deck is a helipad and during my visit I was the only person on the helipad except for two of the security guards who will direct you where to walk while getting your 360 degree view of Tokyo city.
This view allows you to take photos of landmark pieces of architecture including the famous Tokyo Skytree in the distance. The Mori tower is by far my favourite place to get dizzying views of the sprawling metropolis below you. The admission fee is definitely worth paying for the experience you will have. Hopefully my photos are enough to convince you that this observation deck is a must see during your visit to Tokyo.
How to get there:
Take the Oedo metro line or the Hibiya metro line to Roppongi station and walk for 5-10 minutes.
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