Whether you’re just visiting Tokyo or a long-term resident of the city, at some point it’s well worth taking a trip to the roof of the 54-floor Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills. The view from 270 metres above the city is just stunning. On a clear day Mt. Fuji is easily visible to the West, and if you visit just before sunset you can watch the gradual transformation of the metropolis into a sea of lights.
Make sure you wrap up warm though – it can get pretty chilly up there on the roof!
Looking East from the helicopter pad you have a great view of Tokyo Tower.
Escape the buzz of the city below
Yoyogi park, just one of the familiar many places to spot whilst on the roof
Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera!
The top of the tower is also home to a helipad, and numerous antena
Looking west just before sunset – note the new tower in Naka-Meguro, at this stage still under construction with two cranes for ears!
The sunsets up there can be pretty spectacular.
On guard: possibly the coldest place to work as a security guard in Tokyo
Mt. Fuji is unmistakable on the western horizon
As night falls, so the temperature plummets – wrap up warm, and watch out for helicopters coming in to land!
The traffic never stops
Tokyo Tower by night