The best bars with views in Tokyo   東京でいい眺めがあるバー

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A view of Mount Fuji at dusk

The stunning views of Tokyo hosted by the New York bar in Shinjuku.

The stunning views of Tokyo from the New York bar in Shinjuku.

A piano is over the panoramic view of Tokyo and participates in the jazzy atmosphere of the New York Bar in Shinjuku.

A piano adds to the jazzy atmosphere of the New York Bar in Shinjuku.

View from Bello Visto Bar

R Restaurant & Bar

View from Star Road

The terrace at Two Rooms

The view from the terrace at Two Rooms

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)

  • Office

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)

The lowest bar on the list, but it still offers a superb view of Shibuya from its pretty terrace (a rare thing in the capital).

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)

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