I have been living in Japan for 15 years, but this was the first time for me to visit the “Tokyo City View” observatory from Mori Building in Roppongi Hills.
It was AMAZING!
I had never really been there as to be honest I wondered if it was worth the cost. But I finally went up there with my kids last month and it was definitely one of the most amazing views of Tokyo I have ever seen.
Make sure you go up to the Sky Deck! It is closed on windy/rainy days, so make sure you check in advance to make sure it is open. It is SO much fun!
Recommended 1 day trip with kids:
- 10am – Observatory opens. Buy tickets and enjoy the indoor observatory on 52F. It is usually quiet in the morning when it opens, so it is a great time to go with young children as they can run around and have fun while you relax and enjoy the view.
- 11am – Restaurant & Sky Deck opens. I recommend having an early lunch at 11am in the “The Sun & The Moon” restaurant on 52F before it gets busy. The prices are extremely reasonable (about 1500yen for a main meal), and if you go when they open you can be guaranteed to get a table next to the window so you can enjoy the view while dining. After lunch, go up to the Sky Deck to enjoy the outdoor view of the city!
- Afternoon – enjoy Roppongi Hills, National Art Center, and Tokyo Midtown
Another alternative is to swap the morning and afternoon sessions, and enjoy the Sky Deck at sunset which is very beautiful and romantic 🙂
- Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi Hills, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
- Hours: Weekdays and holidays 10:00 am–11:00 pm (last admission at 10:30 pm), Fridays, Saturdays, days preceding holidays 10:00 am–1:00 am (last admission at midnight), Sky Deck 11:00 am–8:00 pm (last admission at 7:30 pm)
- Cost: Adults 1,800yen (+500yen for sky deck), Children >4 years 600yen (300yen for sky deck)
- Diaper changing table: Available in the all-access toilets