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10 Best Mount Fuji Photo Spots in Tokyo for Taking Amazing Pictures!

10 Best Mount Fuji Photo Spots in Tokyo for Taking Amazing Pictures!

Date published: 31 March 2020
Last updated: 28 May 2020

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. 1. SHIBUYA SKY: A 360-degree observatory on the top floor of Shibuya Scramble Square
  2. 2. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building: A symbol of Shinjuku and famous Mount Fuji photo spot!
  3. 3. SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory: An "experience observatory"!
  4. 4. Sky Carrot Observation Lobby: See Mount Fuji while comfortably resting on a sofa
  5. 5. Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View: Great place to see Mount Fuji, and the stars
  6. 6. Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Observation Deck: Where planes and Mount Fuji complement each other
  7. 7. Tokyo Skytree: Panoramic view of Mount Fuji and Tokyo
  8. 8. Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Lounge: Where the view of the skyline mixes with Mount Fuji
  9. 9. Kasai Rinkai Park: See Mount Fuji through the largest Ferris wheel in Japan
  10. 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

1. SHIBUYA SKY: A 360-degree observatory on the top floor of Shibuya Scramble Square
Courtesy: 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.

Courtesy: Shibuya Scramble Square

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 SKY
    SHIBUYA SKY(渋谷スカイ)
    • Address 2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
    • Nearest Station 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!

2. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building: A symbol of Shinjuku and famous Mount Fuji photo spot!
Photo provided by the city of Tokyo

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"!

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 Observatory
    SKY 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
    • Nearest Station 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

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.

The floor also hosts a restaurant and a cafe, from which you can also see Mount Fuji.

  • 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
    • Nearest Station 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
    • Open: 9:30am-11pm
      Closed: second Wednesday of the month, end of the year holidays
      Admission: free

5. Roppongi Hills Observatory Tokyo City View: Great place to see Mount Fuji, and the stars

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.

Exterior of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

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
    • Nearest Station 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

6. Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Observation Deck: Where planes and Mount Fuji complement each other
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Haneda Airport, the gateway to Japan for domestic and international flights, is also a popular spot for those who like planes.

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
    • Nearest Station Access: Directly connected to Keikyu Line “Haneda Airport terminals 1 and 2” Station, Tokyo Monorail “Haneda Airport”
    • Phone Number 03-5757-8111
    • Open: 6:30am-10pm
      Closed: always open
      Admission: free

7. Tokyo Skytree: Panoramic view of Mount Fuji and Tokyo

7. Tokyo Skytree: Panoramic view of Mount Fuji and Tokyo
©TOKYO-SKYTREE

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.

©TOKYO-SKYTREE

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

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

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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

9. Kasai Rinkai Park: See Mount Fuji through the largest Ferris wheel in Japan

You can also see Mount Fuji from Kasai Rinkai Park, a metropolitan park facing Tokyo Bay in Edogawa Ward, Tokyo.

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!

10. Tama River Asama Shrine: Where Mount Fuji, Tama River, and trains line up!

Built around 800 years ago, the “Tama River Asama Shrine,” is in Denenchofu, Tokyo, and it’s famous for its colorful goshuin temple seals.

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
    • Nearest Station 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
    • Open: 24/7
      Closed: always open
      Admission: free

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

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
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*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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