Tokyo is one of the biggest cities in the world and one way to get an idea of how massive Tokyo’s skyline is to get a view hundreds of feet above the streets of Tokyo. Fortunately, there are a few Tokyo admission free observation decks and one of those is the Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck.
Located in central Tokyo and a few steps from Tokyo Dome is a noticeable space ship like building named Bunkyo Civic Center. On the building’s 25th floor is an observation lounge that offers FREE entry to the public! Unlike the two famous towers in the city, Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower that charges expensive admission tickets, Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Lounge is absolutely admission FREE!
The east, west and north side of the observation deck is open to the public from 9AM – 8:30PM free of charge! While on the 3rd Sunday of May and from December 29 to January 3 of every year Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck is closed.
The height of the observation lounge is about 105 meters above the ground and gives a breath-taking panoramic view of Tokyo’s Skyline.
West Side of Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck
On a clear day Mt. Fuji can be seen on the west side of the observation deck along with the Shinjuku district.
Don’t forget to bring your camera and a zoom lens to capture a great shot of Mt. Fuji!
East Side of Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck
On the east side Tokyo Skytree pops up on the view of the skyline.
North Side of Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck
While Mount Tsukuba spreads on the North side of observation deck.
Access to Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck
Address: 1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo
Operating Hours: 9AM – 8:30PM, closed 3rd Sunday of May and from December 29-January 3
Train Lines: Korakuen Station (Marunouchi, Namboku lines); Suidobashi Station (Sobu line)
Admission Fee: FREE
At Kasuga Station on the Toei Oedo Subway Line, take exit A1-A3 and follow the subway directions for “Bunkyo Civic Center Connection Gate”. This connection gate will lead you directly on the basement of Bunkyo Civic Center.
Go straight to the Bunkyo Civic Center Connection gate and go to the elevator access that leads to the 25th floor (Observation deck).
We hope you have some time to visit this observation deck and see Tokyo from a different point of view. You can also visit Koishikawa Korakuen Park that is only a few minutes walk from Bunkyo Civic Center. Koishikawa Korakuen park has great views of cherry blossoms in spring and autumn!