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Observatory, Seaside Top

399 Reviews

Observatory, Seaside Top

399 Reviews
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milcah889 wrote a review Mar 2020
Quezon City, Philippines883 contributions60 helpful votes
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Observatories are notorious for being tourist traps. We know entrance tickets are overpriced and that views are usually overrated; but we still include it in our travel itinerary anyway, especially when visiting a city for the first time. Seaside Top Observatory was surprisingly a refreshing exception. Apart from providing you a view of both the Tokyo Tower and the Skytree Tower; its entrance ticket is beyond reasonable. At an altitude of just forty floors, it certainly cannot compete with most observatories around the world when it comes to being the tallest; but it strikes that perfect balance of affording you a nice 360 view of Tokyo; at a height where you can still appreciate the city's detailed architecture without the need for high-tech equipment. Definitely, a must-visit!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Kalleus wrote a review Feb 2020
Finland134 contributions75 helpful votes
Great observatory and well worth the ~600 Yen entrance fee. You can walk around and get a wide 360 degree view of the surrounding areas. This has to be one of the best places to view Tokyo Tower too. I went around sunset and there were loads of people taking sunset photos of the aforementioned tower from the North-West corner. Nice place to hang out at and well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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RichardNN12 wrote a review Nov 2019
Towcester, United Kingdom36 contributions14 helpful votes
Centrally placed, the World Trade Center observatory offers good views of Tokyo. It doesn’t cost much to get up there. Worth doing if time limited and you can’t get to the Tokyo Skytree.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Yanni V wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom168 contributions34 helpful votes
Whilst not as iconic as the Tokyo Tower, I am glad that I stumbled across this observatory. There are less crowds then at other observatories and you can get decent shots of the Tokyo Tower. I was lucky enough to visit in the twilight hours which gave the opportunity for both late afternoon and evening pictures. Definitely come here if you looking for great views above Tokyo, without the crowds of Tokyo Tower :D
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Date of experience: September 2019
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xlne wrote a review Sep 2019
Singapore, Singapore623 contributions87 helpful votes
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We visited this observatory on top of the World Trade Centre for a bird’s eye view of the Tokyo Tower. Turns out the panoramic view we expected was not to be as an adjacent building almost denied us any view of the iconic tower at all. Thus, a small crowd was camping at a corner of the observatory that offers the best view of the tower. That said, the observatory was decked out with comfy chairs, tables and light music so it was a really good place to chill. Barring the obtrusive building on its south side, the views of the city on the other 3 directions were great and watching the trains go by every few minutes was pretty fun. At a height of 152m, this observatory is way lower than the skytree but that’s actually not a bad thing as we are able observe the ground level more easily.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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