After experiencing the thrills only Japan can provide, stop by one of Tokyo’s finest rooftop bars with spectacular panoramic views of the bustling city. Here’s where you can find our favorites.
Peak Lounge & Bar
Hotel Restaurant, Bar, Cocktail Bar, Japanese, European, $$$
The Peak Lounge in Tokyo | © alq666
Located on floor 41st of Shinjuku’s Park Hyatt, Peak Lounge & Bar
is the perfect choice if you wish to appreciate the Nishi-Shinjuku skyscrapers at nightfall over a fine cocktail. The classy bar is decorated with a sky-lit bamboo garden as the focal piece, with mood lighting and plush seats. A scene from the movie Lost in Translation
was shot in this very bar. Don’t miss out on the happy hour from 5pm to 9pm, with free-flowing cocktails and wine, and a canapé buffet. There’s also DJ music from Wednesdays to Saturdays.
Lobby Lounge & Bar
Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Japanese, European, $$$
Tokyo Bay | © Flickr/Yoshikazu TAKADA
On the 45th floor of the tallest building in Tokyo
, The Ritz-Carlton, is Lobby Lounge & Bar
. Invite your friends or partner and enjoy a signature cocktail, or come for the afternoon tea served with delicious meals. Expect to be taken aback by the beautiful panoramic view of bustling Tokyo. The stylish décor features a modern fusion between Eastern and Western cultures showcasing oriental color schemes of red, purple, black and white. The atmosphere is romantic and this is a great place for entertainment with nightly events.
Oribe Classic Bar
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Japanese, $$$
Kabuki Theatre Tokyo | © Chris Brown/Flickr
Oribe Classic Bar
was named after Furuta Oribe, a samurai and master of the tea ceremony. The panoramic view of the Kabukiza Theatre from the seventh floor bar is complemented by great cocktails and tasty dishes. The simple but tasteful décor is inviting and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. After watching an enjoyable show at the theater, stop by at Oribe and order the sublime silver bullet.
New York Bar & Grill
Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar, Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
On the 52nd floor of the same building as Peak Lounge & Bar is the popular New York Grill & Bar
. Take in the breathtaking beauty of Tokyo from the floor-to-ceiling glass windows of this trendy establishment. The walls are dressed with four paintings of New York scenes by Italian artist Valerio Adami. The bar has a wine cellar with 1800 bottles of fine wines. Enjoy a classy evening of Japan-New York fusion cuisines prepared by a world class chef and his team, accompanied by some delightful wine.
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Japanese, American, European, $$$
Hotel New Otani, Japanese Garden | © Guilhem Vellut
is a cozy establishment on the 40th floor of Hotel New Otani that offers a remarkable view of the Tokyo tower in the center of Akasaka city in Chiyoda. Enjoy a casual drink with friends or a date. Here you can order cocktails and beer along with a light meal. Knowledgeable and passionate staff offer great service. Have a stroll through the hotel’s beautiful garden after an enjoyable drink.
Cocktail Bar, Bar, Japanese, Italian, $$$
is a trendy cocktail bar with a 10th floor rooftop view of the city streets below. The 9th floor hosts a relaxing lounge with comfortable couches set around small tables, where patrons can eat, drink and party, while the 10th floor offers a quiet loft. The brightly decorated establishment serves a wide variety of beers from around the world along with its famous cocktail delights and a small food menu.
Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Bar, Japanese, European, American, Buffet, $$$
Mount Fuji | © Midori/WikiCommons
If you are looking for one of the best night-time views in Tokyo, then choose Star Road
. Located on the 30th floor of the Grand Pacific Le Daiba
, Star Road offers an unimpeded view of the Tokyo Tower, the waterfront, the Skytree, the Rainbow Bridge and the towers along the mouth of the Sumida River. There is also a great view of Mount Fuji from the window to the west. Star Road is a great choice for a fun first date.
Sky Lounge Stellar Garden
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Japanese, $$$
Located on the 33rd floor of The Prince Park Tower, Sky Lounge Stellar Garden
is a hidden gem in Tokyo’s catalog of bars and lounges. The large but cozy establishment can accommodate up to 100 patrons. You will be happy to discover that all of the comfortable bar stools and plush velvety sofas offer a panoramic view of the Tokyo Tower. The friendly staff speak English and are very attentive. Enjoy a cocktails from a list designed to match the seasons or you can order from a variety of whiskeys, martinis and champagnes.
Cocktail Bar, Japanese, $$$
hotel’s terrace bar is perched on top of the 52nd floor of Toranomon Hills, the second highest building in the capital. Enjoy one of Tokyo’s famous sake, a domestic beer, champagne or a cocktail while taking in a spectacular view all the way to Tokyo bay. After a busy work day or a tour of Tokyo, the bar at Andaz Tokyo is the perfect choice to unwind with a drink.
Bar, Wine Bar, American, Japanese, $$$
Located on the 40th floor of the Cerulean Tower Tokyo Hotel, Bello Vist
o is worth checking out if you want to gaze at the beautiful sunset over the Tanzawa mountains. Book your seat before 7pm and secure one close to the enormous window, from where you can admire the skyscrapers that meet the towering mountain. Order a glass of wine from their extensive menu.