Since Tokyo is so orderly, it’s hard to tell just how dense the metropolis is – until you see it from above. At Toky City View’s rooftop Sky Deck, you’ll be confronted with the immensity of the capital, a sprawling urban jigsaw of tightly squeezed buildings stretching all the way to the horizon. It’s a breathtaking experience up here, and quite literally so as you’ll be walking along the (barricaded) edges of the rooftop – but keep your eyes on the prize and spot all the iconic landmarks including Tokyo Tower and Skytree as well as Tokyo Bay in the distance.
Tokyo is especially enchanting come nightfall when the lights are on, and we can understand if you want to spend more time soaking up the view. So stay: when the Sky Deck closes at 8pm, head down a few levels to the observation deck on the 52nd floor and you can continue to stare into the mesmerising vista until 1am (on Friday, Saturday and holiday eve). Who needs a drink when the views are this