The best bars with views in Tokyo 東京でいい眺めがあるバー
Tokyo from the sky
Tokyo reveals its charms at night, and it would be a shame not to admire it from one of the many bars with a view of the city. They offer a luxurious and often musical atmosphere, and as most are also restaurants, you can linger a while.
If Tokyo drinks prices are high enough, with bars usually charging an entry fee (table charge) too, visiting at happy hour is often a great opportunity to admire Tokyo at dusk while sipping cocktails at lower prices. So, put on your finery and succumb to the charms of the city and its bars with great views!
Stunning night views
It no longer needs an introduction: the views from this bar have been seen around the world thanks to the movie "Lost in Translation". The New York Bar, perched on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt Hotel, has become a must-visit, but it's totally justified as it offers a fantastic view of the capital in an ultra sophisticated setting, where live musicians will make you forget the passing of time.
Address: New York Bar, 3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku
Phone: +81 (0) 35 32 33 458
Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday from 5pm to midnight and Thursday to Saturday from 5pm to 1am
Access: Nishi Shinjuku Station (Marunouchi Line), Shinjuku
It has become one of the most prominent terraces in the capital and one of those with the best views. The 13th floor of Asakusa's Gate Hotel, this French restaurant serving bistro-style cuisine offers magnificent views of the city and Tokyo Skytree.
Address: The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon Restaurant & Bar 3F, 2-6-11 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku
Phone: +81 (0) 35 82 63 876
Opening hours: from 6.30am to 10am and from 11.30am to midnight
Access: Asakusa Station (Ginza Line or Asakusa Line, Exit 2)
Have you ever wondered what the offices in a Japanese company look like? If the answer's yes, Office (decorated, as the name suggests, like an office) will satisfy those desires as well as offer you great views of the city from its 24th floor. Let yourself be enveloped by soft music and admire the capital alongside its trendy youth.
Address: Yamazaki Bldg 5F, 2-7-18 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku
Phone: + 81 (0) 35 78 61 052
Opening hours: from 7pm to 2am, closed on Sundays and holidays.
Access: Gaienmae station (Ginza line), exit 2
** UPDATE: this bar has closed permanently **
Located in Odaiba, Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba's bar/restaurant offers breathtaking views of the seafront, the Tokyo and Skytree towers and the Rainbow Bridge to name only the most famous buildings. It has a hushed and sophisticated atmosphere for an unforgettable evening.
Address: Hotel Grand Pacific Daiba 30F, 2-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81 (0) 35 50 06 605
Opening hours: from 6.30am to 10am, from 11.30am to 3pm, from 5.30pm to 11pm
Access: Daiba station (Yurikamome line)
- Bello Visto
It is perhaps not the most luxurious bar, but its huge bay window allows you to not only to admire the cityscape but also, on a clear day, Mount Fuji and the surrounding mountains in the distance. The sunset is unmissable (booking highly recommended).
Address: Tokyu Hotel Cerulean Tower 40F, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya-ku
Phone: + 81 (0) 33 47 63 000
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 4pm to 1am. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: from 1pm to midnight
Access: Shibuya Station (Ginza Line, West Exit)
For an "imperial" perspective, go to Peter Bar where you will, from its 24th floor, enjoy panoramic views of the gardens of the Imperial Palace, Ginza and Hibiya Park. Its famous cocktails are beloved by the trendy youth of Tokyo.
Address: 1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku
Phone: +81 (0) 36 27 02 763
Opening hours: from midday to midnight (1h on Fridays and Saturdays)
Access: Hibiya station (Chiyoda, Hibiya and Mita lines, A6 & A7 exits)
Address: 5F Ao Bldg, 3-11-7 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku
Phone: + 81 (0) 33 49 80 002
Opening hours: from 11:30 to 2am (10pm on Sunday)
Access: Omotesando station (subway lines Ginza, Hanzomon, Chiyoda)