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Observatory, Seaside Top

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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Address: 2-4-1 Hamamatsucho | World Trade Center Building, Minato 105-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3435-6026
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Wonderful views

Went there one sunny afternoon. The views were spectacular, no line at all, almost no people, actually, which made the experience nicer and more intimate

Reviewed July 28, 2013
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Went there one sunny afternoon. The views were spectacular, no line at all, almost no people, actually, which made the experience nicer and more intimate

2 Thank RotemMiller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

The queue to the sky tree was 3 hours so I took a boat and went to 40th floor of Tokyo WTC. At the beginning there was only me and a guy working on his laptop. When evening came some more people arrived, mainly to photograph but some older ladies even had some kind of food. Very beautiful view, it... More 

1 Thank mariusz s
San Ramon, California
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84 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Wonderful way to view Tokyo. Great place to view Tokyo Tower and even Sky Tower, as well as Tokyo Bay. Of course the clear days are best, but you can see quite a bit of the area & it's amazing architecture.

1 Thank Leslie S
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95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

I was just out walking around Tokyo using the Trip Advisor offline app as my guide. Decided to come here and it was a great decision. Its a relativley cheap ticket ¥620 and the observation deck is so nice and relaxed lots of comfortable seating areas and soft music in the background. Not crowded at all either. There is one... More 

2 Thank Jasher0
Ipoh, Malaysia
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104 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Its a good vintage point to look at a large portion of Tokyo. Situated 40 stories up, a good place to view the scenery and take photographs. Tokyo tower is just beside, so you can have a full view of it. Mount Fuji is visible too from that tower. There is a miniature of Tokyo city with indicators, so you... More 

1 Thank BruceYeong
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2012

just above JR Hamamatsucho station and Daimon subway station. no frills, pay for the ticket and take the elevator upstairs. no one bothers you while you walk around. relax :)

1 Thank duhness
Izumo, Japan
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222 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2012

`Sekai boueki (World trading)' center building is located nearby Tokyo monorail Hamamatsu cho Station, which is conveniently accessible to Haneda Tokyo International Aorport. Landscape from 500 foot height of the building is awesome. I know the building is one of the best spot watcing Tokyo tower. In addition, there are many good value restaurants in the first basement.

2 Thank nobuhirokodani
Shanghai, China
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2012

The Seaside Top is on the 40th floor of the World Trade Center building, easily accessible from Hamamatsucho or Shiodome stations. At 150 meters high, you are higher than Tokyo Tower and you also get great views of Tokyo Bay that are not offered by other observation decks in the city. You can also get a view of the Tokyo... More 

1 Thank EliasNYC
Kaneohe, HI
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174 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2012

I've visited the Shinjuku area many times and there are so many different things to describe, it would take many hours. It's a great place to go for entertainment, restaurants, city lights, etc. that it would take hours to describe. It's also easy to get to, with several different subway and train lines that go there. The Shinjuku train station... More 

2 Thank Whitsiepoo
Hartford, Connecticut
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502 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2012

An excellent place to see the whole city especially on a cold or rainy day. The cost is minimal and you can take your time walking the 360 view on all 4 sides. Good place to even read or write letters! On a good day you can see Fuji. Enjoy!

3 Thank GringoAlto2000

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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