Mt. Fuji is the most famous mountain in Japan. The area surrounding Mt. Fuji is a most attractive tourist route for there are all kinds of sightseeing spots as well as resorts. To climb Mt. Fuji, you will need to plan an overnight visit. If, however, you wish to go on a day trip, we recommend a bus tour that will take you to the Fifth Station of Mt. Fuji and well-known sightseeing spots in the environs such as the Five Lakes of Fuji known as ‘Fuji-go-ko’ and Hakone. In fine weather, you will be able to command a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji.
On clear days, many of Tokyo’s observation decks offer interesting views of Mount Fuji in contrast with the urban skyline of Tokyo. Thanks to an improvement in air quality, the number of days that Mount Fuji is visible from central Tokyo has steadily risen over the past decades and now stands at over 120.
Bunkyo Civic Center
Hours: 9:00 to 20:30
Closed: 3rd Sunday in May, December 29 to January 3
Of the numerous observation decks in Tokyo, the centrally located Bunkyo Civic Center provides some of the most striking views of Mount Fuji, as the mountain can be seen looming large behind the skyscrapers of the Shinjuku district.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Observatory (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Enjoy a full view of Tokyo from 202 meters above the ground.
The Observation Decks are places for visitors to deepen their understanding and interest in Tokyo and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government while enjoying an amazing view.
To access the Observation Decks take the Observatory Elevator from the 1st Floor of Main Building No. 1.
– Observatory Hours (Entry ends 30 minutes before closing.)
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
*The South Observation Deck closes at 5:30 p.m. (However, it closes at 11:00 p.m. on days that the North Observatory is closed.)
Free of charge
South Observation Deck: First and third Tuesday of every month
North Observation Deck: Second and fourth Monday of every month