Best Free Viewpoints In Tokyo

Chris Kirkland

Tokyo is a truly vast sprawling city, and one of the absolute “must-do” things here is getting a view of it from up on high. Chief Cheapo video presenter Angela An (of Internationally Me fame) hosts the first video on our brand new Tokyo Cheapo YouTube channel and gives you the low down on our top view spots. And the best bit—they are all free! Click on the YouTube video and enjoy!

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And here’s the list of view points mentioned in the video:

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

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Photo by Adriana Paradiso

Height: 243m (797 ft)
Location: Shinjuku
Nearest Station: Tochomae

Open late, an excellent view point with an almost full 360-degree vista.

Read about Kenzo Tange: the man who designed the Tokyo Government Metropolitan Building and many other iconic architectural creations around Japan.

Caretta Shiodome

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Photo by Angela An

Height: 213m (699 ft)
Location: Shiodome
Nearest Station: Shiodome

The top of the world’s largest advertising agency—fancy bars and fancy views. But don’t worry, you don’t need to buy anything, you can just stand and look out the window for zero yen!

Yurikamome Line

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Photo by Angela An

Height: Not very high—it’s a raised trainline
Location: From Shinbashi to Odaiba area
Nearest Station: Shinbashi (if you’re coming from central Tokyo)

A driverless train with plenty of window space and nice views of Tokyo bay and Odaiba.

Bunkyo Civic Center

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Photo by Angela An

Height: 150m (492 ft)
Location: Korakuen
Nearest Station: Korakuen

More excellent views of Tokyo

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

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Photo by Angela An

Height: 39m (128 ft)
Location: Asakusa
Nearest Station: Asakusa

Unobstructed view of the Tokyo Skytree and the Asahi Golden Turd Flame. Great photo op!

Bonus view: Take a helicopter ride over Tokyo

Okay, so it’s definitely not free, but it is probably the best way to get a full view of the city and surrounds. If you have ¥23,000 or so to spare, you could take to the skies in a legit helicopter. Read more about Tokyo helicopter tours.

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We’ll be back next week with another video about Tokyo’s many Yokochos (alley) – these little alleys with crammed with numerous Japanese style eating and drinking spots. So
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Filed under: Things to do
Tags: Scene, Sightseeing, Skyline, Skyscraper, Tourists, Viewpoints, Views
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One Response to “Best Free Viewpoints In Tokyo”

  1. Tariq Lacy September 12, 2016

    There’s one at the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center? Great information—thanks!


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