From Ropongi Hills's observatory deck, you can enjoy an amazing panorama of Tokyo's urban landscapes. The view of Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree together, and the view at Shibuya and Shinjuku are some of the best Tokyo has to offer!
This observatory deck has two floors. You have the indoor observatory at the 52nd floor, and the Sky Deck, which is located on the building's rooftop.
Today's first shot was taken from the 52nd floor. This angle, with Tokyo Tower in the front and Tokyo Skytree in the back can only be taken from Roppongi Hills.
With large windows, the spacious 52nd floor's indoor observatory is ideal to enjoy the view at ease. Many exhibitions are held here throughout the year as well.
This panorama shot was taken from the Sky Deck.
While an additional fee of 500 yen (300 yen for children) is required to enter the Sky Deck, as you can see it is more than worth your money! The long bridge on the right sight is Tokyo's famous Rainbow Bridge, which leads to Odaiba.
From the Sky Deck, you will be looking at the scenery like this.
As Sky Deck is located on the rooftop, be sure that you're not dressed too cold or warm depending on the season.
For safety reasons, you can only take your camera and mobile phone to the Sky Deck. Other belongings (including hats and caps) have to be put in the coin locker at the 52nd floor before you take the elevator up.
Did you know that Roppongi Hills was selected as a Lover's Sanctuary? The scenery would indeed make for an amazing date!
On this side, you can see the skyscrapers of Shinjuku and Shibuya in the distance.
The next shot was taken from the 52nd floor at twilight. Tokyo gradually begins to light up.
Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree from the Sky Deck at night.
Another panorama view from Sky Deck, this time taken at night. There are 2 towers, 2 ferris wheels and 2 bridges on this shot, can you find them all?
The Shibuya direction with Mt.Fuji in the backdrop taken from Sky Deck at dusk.
Mt. Fuji can only be seen on clear days from November to February, let's hope you get lucky!
Whenever I come to Roppongi Hills's observation deck, I can never chose which direction to watch at twilight. With two floors and literally breathtaking sights at each corner of the observatory, this is truly a spot you keep wanting to come back to!
Location: Minato 6-10-1 Mori Tower Roppongi Hills Tokyo, Minato
Access: Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Roppongi Station (directly connected to Roppongi Hills), or a 6-min walk from Toei Oedo Line Roppongi Station.
Hours: Weekdays and holidays 10:00 am–11:00 pm (last admission at 10:30 pm) Fridays, Saturdays, days preceding holidays 10:00 am–1:00 am (last admission at midnight) Sky Deck hours: 11:00 am–9:00 pm (last admission at 8:30 pm)
Entrance Fees: Adults 1800yen, age 65 and above 1500yen, students (high school, college, and university) 1200yen, children (from four years to junior high school students) 600yen
Additonal Fees for Sky Deck: Adults 500yen, children (from 4 years to junior high school students) 300yen