Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck
Korakuen: Attraction
Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck: Korakuen
Korakuen / Attraction
Open 9am-8:30pm daily.
Free admission
Average visit time: 15-45 minutes

Looking very much like a gigantic Pez dispenser, the Bunkyo Civic Center Building, just north of Tokyo Dome City, is one of a handful of Tokyo skyscrapers offering a free observation deck. The 25th-floor deck boasts a 330-degree panoramic view of Tokyo, centered on north, that includes the skyscrapers of Shinjuku and Ikebukuro as well as the new Tokyo Sky Tree tower. On a clear day you can even see Mount Fuji.

The view is best at dusk and nighttime, but note the early (8:30pm) closing hour. At the south end of the floor is a casual restaurant looking out over Otemachi, Ginza and the Imperial Palace.

Bunkyo-ku, Kasuga 1-16-21, Bunkyo Civic Center Bldg 25F.
Korakuen/Kasuga (Marunouchi, Namboku, Mita, Oedo lines)
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