There are different ways to view the beautiful skyline and skyscrapers of Tokyo. You can buy tickets from Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, Ikebukuro Sunshine, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, SHIBUYA SKY at SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE. But you can actually view Tokyo city for free in Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. But here's a catch, since it is free many tourists and even locals are visiting this place so you need to come as early as 7 AM to be first at the queue.
A great (free) way to see Tokyo’s breathtaking city view 💖
My personal tips:
1. Come at odd hours.
Since this has free admission, most tourists are willing to line up to see the great view. So make sure to plan your day ahead to hit those odd hours with fewer people in queue. They also only let a certain number of people in the observatory to avoid crowdedness and of course, to get those good pictures! 😉
2. If willing to wait (I waited around 45 mins to an hour), come by around 5pm so you can see both sceneries in day and night! Extra plus — you can catch the amazing sunset too 😍
3. Bring some money!
The admission may be free, but there are some souvenir shops and a cafe located upstairs with cute little trinkets and items. I was able to buy my kid a really cool toy that I didn’t see anywhere else in Tokyo!