When we travel one of the things we like best is to visit places where you can enjoy spectacular views. Whether of cities or natural landscapes, panoramic views help us to situate ourselves in the context in which we are, to give the right dimension to the city or area we are discovering.
Therefore, knowing the best viewpoints in Japan is essential before planning a trip to Japan. Today we propose to share with you a selection of the best viewpoints with views of Japan.
Viewpoints in Kyoto
We started with the old capital of Japan, Kyoto. Here there are several places where you can enjoy good views of the city and at the same time, get to know incredible places. This is the case of the Kyoto Tower, from which it is possible to see the city at its feet, with a bird’s eye view. In this case, no less than 100 meters above sea level, where the observatory is located.
When we add temples or incredible sanctuaries with good views, the equation is perfect. This is what happens in the Kiyomizu-dera temple, which we told you about some time ago in an entrance. From this point of the map, the view of Kyoto is spectacular and has as an addition to the pagoda of the temple, which is inside the picture, turning the image into something iconic. Of course, it’s one of the most photographed in Kyoto.
We also enjoy this magical conjunction in the Fushimi Inari sanctuary, where halfway up the mountain we find a viewpoint. The charm of this temple, one of the most representative places in Kyoto, accompanies us when we see the whole city on the horizon.
Another point from which you can enjoy beautiful views of Kyoto is Mount Iwatayama or The Mountain of the Monkeys, a place that we also talked about some time ago in a post.
Viewpoints in Tokyo
The great Japanese city where you can get lost in the streets, travel miles and miles and feel that it never ends! Its immensity moves us, but when you see it from above is when you really realize its unembraceable magnitude. Thus, it is essential to see the city from the heights, as we do on our Essential Japan trip, from the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices, something we already talked about in our post about Shinjuku. On clear days you can see Mount Fuji.
The Tower of Tokyo is a mythical place to live the views of the city, with two observatories located at 150 meters and 250 meters high, respectively. If you prefer to enjoy the picture outdoors, the best option is the Torre Mori, in Roppongi Hills, with a viewpoint located on the roof, 238 meters high.
And finally, the Odaiba waterwheel, from which you can see the city, and the artificial beach of Odaiba, overlooking the skyline and the Rainbow Bridge. Sitting to watch the sunset is a great pleasure to be granted when we are on the other side of the world, ready to squeeze every second in Japanese lands.