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Bunkyo Civic Center

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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Address: 1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyo 112-0003 , Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3812-7111
08:30 - 17:15
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:15

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Best free observation deck in the city

The deck is located on the 25th floor in the office building located opposite to Korakuen metro station.You do not need to queue up for lift like Tokyo metropolitan building in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2016
Itthinan A
Bangkok, Thailand
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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Located in the center of Tokyo, this public office building has a very nice observatory in 25th floor. Actually, it is 26th floor building, but the top floor is for business meeting by the ward office. The windows are fitted for the best view and even clean, so it is ideal to enjoy Tokyo sky view. As it is free... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The deck is located on the 25th floor in the office building located opposite to Korakuen metro station.You do not need to queue up for lift like Tokyo metropolitan building in Shinjuku as there were not many toursits. You can be able to see as far as Mount Fuji in a clear day with shinjuku skyline as the backdrop.

Thank Itthinan A
Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

You can actually see Fuji mountain somewhere far. The view is as good as it can be from a central Tokyo building. It is free of charge and not at all crowded (went on a working day at 9 am)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best free viewpoints of Tokyo. Just walk inside and take an escalator to the top for the 180degree view. In clear weather Fuji can also be seen far away. The sky tree can also be seen. Restaurant available as well.

Thank Szántó A
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It has a certificate says you can see the 富士山, but too sad the day we went was cloudy day. We didnt get to the top of the Skytree, since it's too expensive. The best part of this part is that its totally free.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

There is a free viewing gallery on the 25th floor. It affords a great view of Fuji over Shinjuku and of the Tokyo SkyTree. They open at 9:30 am. You can also look down on the Koishikawa Korakuen Garden. In addition there is a multiple use room on the entrance level where there are often art exhibitions. The Bunkyo Tourist... More 

Thank Oliver1646
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Free access to the observation deck for a great view of the district. Nice photos can be taken. Helpful staff.

Thank SteffromIreland
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Get can almost 360deg view of Tokyo. Can get a view of Fuji-san if you are lucky. The window glass are huge and unobstructed, and the best part is the glass is slanted, so you won't get reflection of flash from camera. Easy to get there. Just take subway to Kasuga station.

Thank pelangi12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

What's great about this place is that it's FREE. The observation deck on 25th floor is open almost everyday from 9AM-8:30PM. I guess not many ppl know about this place because it's never crowded. Sometimes on weekdays, you can enjoy the view all to yourself. The picture was taken today, Saturday afternoon, but still not many ppl. There are vending... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Today we visited Bunkyo Civic Center. An elevator takes you to the 25th floor (free if charge). This may not seem high but when you walk on the observation deck you will be surprised about the height. Perfect alternative for the Skytree tower which is quite expensive (you have to buy two tickets for two observation decks) and it takes... More 

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