Everyone looks for Mount Fuji photo spots while in Tokyo! Japan's sacred mountain stretches 3,776 meters upward, making it the highest mountain in Japan - and it can be seen from Tokyo.
Here we will look at 10 Mount Fuji photo spots we recommend around Tokyo, from skyscrapers to airports, and parks. We know you're going to enjoy admiring these magnificent sights of Mount Fuji!
- Table of Contents
- 1. SHIBUYA SKY: A 360-degree observatory on the top floor of Shibuya Scramble Square
- 2. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building: A symbol of Shinjuku and famous Mount Fuji photo spot!
- 3. SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory: An "experience observatory"!
- 4. Sky Carrot Observation Lobby: See Mount Fuji while comfortably resting on a sofa
- 5. Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View: Great place to see Mount Fuji, and the stars
- 6. Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Observation Deck: Where planes and Mount Fuji complement each other
- 7. Tokyo Skytree: Panoramic view of Mount Fuji and Tokyo
- 8. Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Lounge: Where the view of the skyline mixes with Mount Fuji
- 9. Kasai Rinkai Park: See Mount Fuji through the largest Ferris wheel in Japan
- 10. Tama River Asama Shrine: Where Mount Fuji, Tama River, and trains line up!
1. SHIBUYA SKY: A 360-degree observatory on the top floor of Shibuya Scramble Square
Shibuya Scramble Square, which opened in November 2019, is a large complex connected directly to Shibuya Station. With its 47 stories, reaching 230 meters in height, it’s the tallest building in Shibuya.
SHIBUYA SKY, the largest rooftop observatory in Japan, is located in the eastern building. It’s composed of three sections, and it offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Tokyo. And one of the best Mount Fuji photo spots!
SHIBUYA SKYSHIBUYA SKY（渋谷スカイ）
- Address 2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Access: Directly connected to JR/Subway Shibuya Station
- Phone Number 03-4221-0229
Open: 9am-11pm (admission until 10pm)
Closed: irregular holidays
Admission: online ticket, Adults (18y/o and older) 1,800 yen; middle and high school students 1,400 yen; elementary school students 900 yen; children (3-5y/o) 500 yen (tax included)
2. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building: A symbol of Shinjuku and famous Mount Fuji photo spot!
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is a symbol of Shinjuku, towering over Nishi Shinjuku. The building was designed with a modern look by architect Kenzo Tange, and is popular among locals and foreign tourists alike.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observatory, located on the 45th floor, 202 meters above ground, is divided into a north observatory and a south observatory, both of which overlook Tokyo. The observation room also has a café for you to relax while enjoying the view of Mount Fuji.
3. SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory: An "experience observatory"!
Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, a district of Tokyo, is a large commercial complex with an aquarium, a planetarium, restaurants and hotels. It consists of five buildings. One of them is the Sunshine 60 Building, with its SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory, located on the top floor.
The view from a height of 251 meters above sea level is a masterpiece in itself, but the view is not the only feature of this deck. Here you can also have a different and unique experience through the use of VR technology.
SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 ObservatorySKY CIRCUS サンシャイン60展望台
- Address Sunshine City Sunshine 60 Bldg. 60F, 3-1, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo 170-8630
Access: about 8 minutes walking from JR/Tokyo Metro/Seibu Line/Tobu Line, Ikebukuro Station. 3 minutes walking from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line Higashi Ikebukuro Station
- Phone Number 03-3989-3457
Open: 10am-10pm (admission until 9pm)
Closed: always open
Admission: same-day ticket: adults 1,200 yen, students 900 yen, children (elementary and junior high school) 600 yen, 4 y/o or younger 400 yen. *VR is a separate ticket of 500 yen (tax included)
4. Sky Carrot Observation Lobby: See Mount Fuji while comfortably resting on a sofa
Get to the top of the Carrot Tower in the district of Sangenjaya, in Tokyo, and you will reach the Sky Carrot Observation Deck. You will enjoy a view on the Tokyo skyline, and, to better enjoy the view on Mount Fuji, the deck is equipped with small sofas pointing in its direction.
Sky Carrot Observatoryスカイキャロット展望ロビー
- Address Carrot Tower 26F, 4-1-1, Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 154-0004
Access: directly connected to Sangenjaya Station on the Setagaya Line, 3 minutes walking from Sangenjaya Station on the Denentoshi Line
- Phone Number 03-5430-1185
Closed: second Wednesday of the month, end of the year holidays
5. Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View: Great place to see Mount Fuji, and the stars
On the 52nd floor of the skyscraper “Roppongi Hills Mori Tower,” alongside the “Mori Art Museum,” rich of contemporary art, you will find the “Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View,” offering a panoramic view of Tokyo.
There is an indoor observatory on the 52nd floor, 250 meters above sea level, and the “Sky Deck,” a rooftop outdoor observatory 270 meters above sea level.
Roppongi Hills Observatory TOKYO CITY VIEW六本木ヒルズ展望台 東京シティビュー
- Address Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52F/RF, 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-6108
Access: 3 minutes walking from Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (directly connected via concourse); 6 minutes walking from roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo Line, and 9 minutes walking from Azabujuban Station on the Toei Oedo Line; 12 minutes on foot from Azabujuban Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, 10 minutes on foot from Nogizaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
- Phone Number 03-6406-6652
Hours: indoor observatory: sun-thu 10am-11pm (admission until 10:30pm), fri, sat, day before holidays 10am-1am (admission until midnight)
Rooftop Sky Deck: 11am-8pm (admission until 7:30pm)
Closed: always open
Admission: Indoor observatory: adults 1,800 yen, students (high school/university) 1,200 yen, children (4 years old to junior high school) 600 yen, seniors (65y/o and older) 1,500 yen.
Rooftop Sky Deck (additional charge): adults 500 yen, students 500 yen, children 300 yen, seniors 500 yen (tax included)
6. Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Observation Deck: Where planes and Mount Fuji complement each other
From the “Terminal 1 Observation Deck,” you can get a unique look on planes arriving and leaving with Mount Fuji in the background. Take amazing pictures of takeoffs and landing, or of the sunsets.
Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Observation Deck羽田空港 第1ターミナル展望デッキ
- Address Haneda Airport, Ota-ku, Tokyo, 144-0041
Access: Directly connected to Keikyu Line “Haneda Airport terminals 1 and 2” Station, Tokyo Monorail “Haneda Airport”
- Phone Number 03-5757-8111
Closed: always open
7. Tokyo Skytree: Panoramic view of Mount Fuji and Tokyo
With its 634 meters in height, Tokyo Skytree is Japan’s and the world’s tallest tower. You can overlook Kanto from the Tenmoku deck, 350 meters above ground, and the Tenbo Corridor, 450 meters above ground, and when the weather is nice, of course, you can see Mount Fuji.
Depending on the weather, the sky below the observation decks could be cloudy or foggy, allowing for a fantastic view of Mt. Fuji peaking over the sea of clouds.
8. Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Lounge: Where the view of the skyline mixes with Mount Fuji
The east, west, and north sides of the 25th floor of the Bunkyo Civic Center, where the Bunkyo Ward Office is located, are opened to the public and are agreat observation deck. From 105 meters above ground, you can see Mount Fuji on the west side, and the skyscrapers of Shinjuku, and from the east side you can see Tokyo Skytree
There is also a restaurant on the same floor, although Mount Fuji cannot be seen from the restaurant.
9. Kasai Rinkai Park: See Mount Fuji through the largest Ferris wheel in Japan
This park and its view of Mount Fuji are especially spectacular at sunset, but you can always catch a unique view of Mount Fuji through the largest Ferris wheel in Japan, the “Diamond and Flower Ferris Wheel.”
10. Tama River Asama Shrine: Where Mount Fuji, Tama River, and trains line up!
Since it’s on a hill, from this Mount Fuji photo spot you can see Mt. Fuji from the observation deck, and if the time is right, you can capture the nearby Tokyu Toyoko Line train, Tama River and Mount Fuji in a single picture.
Tamagawa Sengen Shrine多摩川浅間神社
- Address 1-55-12, Denenchofu, Ota-ku, Tokyo, 145-0071
Access: 2 minutes walking from Tamagawa Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tamagawa Line, Meguro Line, Namboku Line and Mita Line
- Phone Number 03-3721-4050
Closed: always open
When visiting Tokyo, be sure to visit its beautiful observatories, to fully experience the charm of Mount Fuji. You will love the pictures you are going to be able to take!
Written by Keiichiro Yoneyama
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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