Sky Lounge Aurora

  • Bars and pubs
  • Shinjuku
  • price 2 of 4

Time Out says

Reopened in December 2016 after a complete overhaul, the Keio Plaza’s Sky Lounge is a reborn classic. The spectacular views of Shinjuku’s business district remain unchanged, but the chic, black-toned interior is all new. Also spruced up is the laidback counter-only bar in business since 1971 on the north side of the space. Its windows look out over all of Tokyo’s greatest hits: the metropolitan government building in the west, the Skytree, Tokyo Tower and central Shinjuku to the east, and Nishi-Shinjuku’s futuristic towers to the north. Go early to watch the sun set across from the metro government’s Kenzo Tange-designed headquarters while you two sip on cocktails in the light-filled space. But the Sky Lounge’s highlights reach beyond the setting: mixing drinks here is Kazuya Watanabe, the first bartender to receive the Japanese government’s medal of honour with a yellow ribbon, awarded to ‘contemporary master craftsmen’.


Keio Plaza Hotel 45F, 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Shinjuku Station; Tochomae Station (Oedo line)
Opening hours:
2pm-11.30pm (last orders 11pm), Sat, Sun & hos 12noon-11.30pm (11pm)
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