Bunkyo Civic Center

The discreet observatory at the heart of Tokyo

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#3 in Northern Tokyo

Shinjuku City Hall (Tocho) seems to be the most famous spot to shoot aerial photos of Tokyo. Let me introduce you the Bunkyo Civic Center, a 535 feet tall building completed in 1970. Although most floors are devoted to business, there are few shops and restaurants.

At the top of the building, you can enjoy a panoramic view from the interior terrace, almost 360 degrees on Tokyo and the surrounding area. During days of good weather, you can even see Mount Fuji.

Be careful: the top floor (#26) called "Sky Hall" is reserved for banquets and receptions such as weddings. You may stop on 25th floor 北 (north) to find the Lounge in order to admire the views over the capital.

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How to get to Bunkyo Civic Center

By subway -- Tokyo Metro:

  • Korakuen Station (Marunouchi line M22 or Nanboku line N11) and 3 minute walk
  • Kasuga Station (Oedo line E07 or Mita line I12) and 3 minute walk

By taxi -- Address: 1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-8555

Opening hours

Open daily from 8:15am to 8:30pm

Closed from December 29 to January 3, and the 3rd Sunday of May



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Official website (in Japanese)

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