Enjoy superior night-time views of Tokyo landmarks at these top bars
Feel like a movie star and sip masterful cocktails high above Tokyo – our picks of the city’s best bars with a view include everything from refined wine bars to fancy restaurants, all offering majestic vistas of the neon ocean below.
Found on the 13th floor of Asakusa's Gate Hotel, this bistro-style restaurant boasts a superb outdoor terrace and a lengthy food menu, while even the indoor seats offer rather stunning views of the Skytree. Hotel guests can visit the restaurant around the clock.
There are plenty of contenders for the title of 'best night-time view in Tokyo', but this 30th-floor showpiece sure gets at least a podium spot. With unimpeded views of the waterfront, Tokyo Tower, the Rainbow Bridge, the Skytree and the towers along the mouth of the Sumida River, Star Road is the perfect place for impressing your date.
Sip on a cocktail 150m above the city at this classy bar offering unbeatable views of Shinjuku’s skyscrapers, the Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Tokyo Tower and even Mount Fuji (on clear days). The sunset vistas are particularly gorgeous, so consider booking a seat for the afternoon tea time, when all-you-can-drink tea and coffee in 20 varieties are served with a selection of appetisers. For this deal, remember that you’ll need to enter by 5pm.