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Observatory, Seaside Top

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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Address: 2-4-1 Hamamatsucho | World Trade Center Building, Minato 105-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3435-6026
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Fabulous vista, epic city view

This is one of the best kept secrets for great panoramic views of Tokyo. Admission is less than some other more popular tourist sites and it is far less crowded. The observation... read more

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Fussa, Japan
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Fussa, Japan
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best kept secrets for great panoramic views of Tokyo. Admission is less than some other more popular tourist sites and it is far less crowded. The observation area is spacious and covers almost 360 degrees. The windows are wide enough and clean enough ( not true of some other venues) to get great photos. There... More 

Thank Prepcook
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place to get a superb view of this amazing city.Not long wait to get in.Would highly recommend.

Thank ShevaniRamdin
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was raining but we wanted to photograph Tokyo Tower, so we opted to go here. It was pretty nice but when we went there the part that could see Tokyo Skytree were blocked off because of renovation.

Thank kingtacchan
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not far from Haneda airport or Tokyo st. and there you'll enjoy great view. You'll see Tokyo tower, sky tree, Mt Fuj, Tokyo bay, shinkansen…and more!

Thank Tomoko S
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Not as high up at the other two observation tower. But more centrally located and not crowded at all.

Thank Carrie G
Canberra, Australia
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605 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you are staying in the area, then you get a great view across Tokyo from the Observation level. Check the opening times as it varies on different days. We arrived in the late afternoon, not realising that it was close to sunset, so once we arrived at the top it was crowded with people with their cameras strategically set... More 

Thank Randall K
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent view of Tokyo and that too a 360 degree!!! Out of all the observatories that we visited, we felt this as the best- at the 40th floor of world trade centre building. And since we were foreigners we got a 20% discount by showing the Tokyo hand guide

Thank Fathima K
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

If I lived in Tokyo this would be one of the places I go to think and relax. The observatory has a great atmosphere. It's quiet with low lighting at night, and it's not too crowded. We went with friends, but it is also good for couples (very romantic). The pictures turned out great, and it was reasonably priced (620... More 

Thank Kelly B
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is undoubtedly something you must do when you visit tokyo. I know there are other observation decks but this one is cheap at 620 yen and when we visited it wasn't overcrowded at all. The views are absolutely staggering and there are plenty of places to sit down and take it all in

Thank jameswO7279JK
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We took a break at the Daimon subway station and noticed the observatory sign, we decided to check it out and were delighted by the outcome. The view from the top of the building allow to see most of Tokyo and the bay. The view does not go as far as the Skytree tower but you are much closer from... More 

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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