In Tokyo, skyscrapers compete for ever greater heights, and the views from above grant you a different perspective of the city. For example, you can admire the panorama from the top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, with an observation deck that's over 650 feet high. When the sky is clear, you can even see Mount Fuji.
There's also the vintage World Trade Center, which was built in the 1970s, and offers a breathtaking view of Tokyo. Contemporary architecture buffs may prefer Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills, whose exterior observatory gives way to a panorama of the Japanese capital. The historic Tokyo SkyTree radio tower also offers visitors a 360° view of Tokyo, which may be the most incredible of all.
Spend a night amid the stars by booking a room at one of these staggeringly tall buildings, like the Park Hyatt: this hotel overlooks Shinjuku and includes a restaurant on the 52nd floor (you must be over 20 years old to enter) which is surrounded by glass, including on the floor. Cinephiles will immediately recognize the hotel as the setting for Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation.