Rooftop Bars in Tokyo enmesh you in an ultramodern and cosmopolitan city with outstanding views, bright lights, great beverages and astoundingly unique culture that blends ancient past and vibrant present. From the views on these bars, you'll see lights that put Times Square or Las Vegas to shame while at the same time catch sight of temples that were built hundreds of years ago, and somehow they all go together.

    The culture is also present in the bars themselves, which serve as much tea as they do beer and cocktails, for a uniquely Japanese experience from music and dance to unmatched city views. Check out some of the best spots in the city to enjoy Tokyo nightlife with a view.

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    Oriental Lounge at Mandarin Oriental

    Experience true elegance in a cocktail lounge

    The Oriental Lounge at Mandarin Oriental is among the most luxurious and high-class bars in Tokyo, offering lush surroundings, a cozy vibe, a contemporary atmosphere, live music and craft cocktails. This place offers up a really exclusive feel to it, with dim lighting, candles and a quiet, relaxing night. Beverages include cocktails made with top-shelf spirits as well as fine tea, and captivating views of the Tokyo skyline. It's exceptionally popular among couples on a romantic vacation together looking for that intimate and pampered feel.

    For those looking for an elegant cocktail lounge-type feel for their night out, the Oriental Lounge really has it. It's 25 minutes east of the Tokyo city centre.

    Location: 2-1-1, Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-8328, Japan

    Open: Daily from noon to 9 pm

    Phone: +81 3-3270-8188

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    New York Bar at Park Hyatt Tokyo

    Experience double cities that never sleep

    The New York Bar at Park Hyatt Tokyo offers an indoor rooftop dining experience with floor-to-ceiling windows, a trendy yet classy vibe, paintings of NYC and an astonishing wine selection. In fact, the wine list here covers 1,800 bottles of fine wine, carefully cultivated from a wide range of styles and vintages. The paintings are by famed Italian artist Valerio Adami. This one also doubles as a fine dining establishment with a menu offering Japanese-American fusion cuisine cooked up by a world-class chef. To top things off, you'll enjoy live jazz music every night, and top-shelf craft cocktails.

    This one is walk-in only, so get there early. It's just 10 minutes east of the city centre.

    Location: 3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 163-1055, Japan

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to 9 pm

    Phone: +81 3-5323-3458

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    Rooftop Bar at Andaz Tokyo

    Enjoy a fruit tea cocktail and gaze at the bay

    The Rooftop Bar at Andaz Tokyo offers clear views all the way to Tokyo Bay from 52 floors above the street level, combined with a spectacular nightlife vibe. Here you'll enjoy unique craft cocktails built around seasonal fruit teas, as well as Japanese beers, nihonshu, sake and a fantastic champagne selection. The relaxed yet lively vibe here makes this one of the most popular rooftop bars in the city.

    Besides the bay, you can see Odaiba and the Rainbow Bridge, and at night the sparkling city lights reflected in the water are nothing short of breathtaking. The Rooftop Bar is located about 20 minutes east of the Tokyo city centre.

    Location: 1 Chome−23−4, Toranomon, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan

    Phone: +81 3-6830-7739

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    TwentyEight at Conrad Tokyo

    Enjoy an inclusive classic gentleman's club vibe

    TwentyEight at Conrad Tokyo offers the feel and vibe of a classic gentleman's club with premium beverages but an open, inclusive and relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking views. Like many rooftop lounges, it offers floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing a stunning view of downtown Tokyo, the Hama-Rikyu Gardens, Tokyo Bay and the Rainbow Bridge. Live music is a regular feature here as well, and the cocktails are all made with top-shelf liquor and spirits. One nice thing about this one is it's open in the afternoons and serves excellent tea and scones.

    Whether you're in it for the evening lounge feel or daytime views of the bay, it's outstanding. It's also 20 minutes east of the city centre.

    Location: 1 Chome-9-1 Higashishinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo 105-7337, Japan

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +81 3-6388-8745

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    Manhattan at Intercontinental Tokyo Bay

    Try a fine dining-champagne bar fusion spot

    The Manhattan at Intercontinental Tokyo Bay offers a combination fine dining establishment and champagne bar combined with astonishing views of the city's major landmarks. From here you can take in completely unimpeded views of the Sky Tree, the Sumida River and even the Rainbow Bridge. The champagne bar offers plenty of variety and a well-cultivated list, and the dining area, called the New York Broil, offers up delicious dishes and sides with an American-Japanese Fusion approach to fine dining.

    This is a classy, upscale yet casual establishment that makes for a fantastic date night out on the town. The Manhattan is on Tokyo Bay, just 20 minutes from the city centre.

    Location: 1 Chome-16-2 Kaigan, Minato City, Tokyo 105-8576, Japan

    Phone: +81 3-5404-2222

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    Cé La Vi

    Kick it in an elegant sky bar by the Shibuya Scramble

    Cé La Vi is a towering rooftop bar offering stunning views of the Shibuya Scramble iconic skyline and 2 floors of dining, dancing and fantastic craft cocktails. The 17th floor of the Shibuya Fukuras is where the bar begins and offers a café-bar called Bao by Cé La Vi and an alfresco club, or lounge, where DJs spin the latest dance tunes. On the 18th floor, you can visit the Cé La Vi Restaurant & Sky Bar with an exclusive, upscale vibe, luxurious fine dining and elegant views from every direction.

    Regardless of which you choose, you can enjoy outdoor dining, cozy lounges and a fun vibe. It's only 12 minutes drive south-west of the city centre.

    Location: 1 Chome−2−3 17, Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tokyo,150-0043, Japan

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +81 800-111-3065

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    NoMad Broil Lounge

    Have a prime cut of steak

    NoMad Broil Lounge is a steakhouse and cocktail lounge with a trendy, stylish vibe and one of the largest rooftop terraces in the city offering impressive views and quality eats. It's set on the 4th floor of the Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho and offers a gorgeous indoor dining space as well as its giant terrace that is decorated with and surrounded by greenery and stunning bay and skyline vistas. The cuisine here is French-Italian based, fused with Japanese influences. The cocktails are top-notch and top-shelf all the way, and the wine list is spectacular.

    If you're looking to combine prime cuts of meat with fantastic bay views, NoMad has you covered. It's 17 minutes east of the city centre.

    Location: 1-3 4F, Kioicho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-0094, Japan

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    Terrace G

    Have beverages with the view of Shinjuku

    Terrace G on the 13th floor of the Granbell Hotel gives you fantastic views of Tokyo's Shinjuku region as well as hot cocktails, warm sake and a full food menu. This casual restaurant and lounge is a great place to come if you're just looking to chill out for an evening; the food menu is entirely casual and includes light snack fare and pizza. This restaurant-lounge has a deceptively simple concept and theme: "having beverages with the view of Shinjuku".

    It's a relaxed, welcoming and inclusive vibe, and offers both indoor and outdoor lounge seating, both decorated with lush green foliage. It’s situated 15 minutes north-east of the city centre.

    Location: 2 Chome−14−5, Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0021, Japan

    Open: Friday–Sunday from 2 pm to 8.30 pm (closed Monday–Thursday)

    Phone: +81 3-5155-2412

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    Two Rooms

    Try surf and turf and high-class casual

    Two Rooms offers a sleek and stylish outdoor terrace with brunch and after-dinner hours for wine, booze and stunning skyline views as well as a full menu. This one is considered to have among the best views of the city skyline around, including amazing sunset views. Between signature cocktails, a craft beer list, an extensive wine list and a specialisation in mojitos, it's gotten a great selection and a super chill vibe. A DJ spins relaxed music nightly. The décor is shiny and cube-shaped, and the menu offers up fresh seafood and top-notch steaks.

    This is high-class casual chic at its best. Two Rooms can be found just 19 minutes east of the city centre.

    Location: 3 Chrome-11-7 AO, Kitaaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0061, Japan

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 11 am to 11 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to midnight

    Phone: +81 3-3498-0002

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    PlusTokyo

    Kick back in a club that offers everything

    PlusTokyo offers a vibrant space split over multiple levels combining a bar, club and restaurant directly above a vast shopping complex to truly offer something for everyone. At the lower level, you can enjoy 3 different bars and tons of creatively-decorated lounge spaces. The top level is an al-fresco rooftop terrace covering 600 meters of space with lounge seating and striking Tokyo skyline views.

    Whether you're here to eat fantastic food, dance the night away to hot international DJs, relax with a craft cocktail and great sunset views or hit a major shopping mall, this club has it all on deck. It's 18 minutes east of the Tokyo city centre.

    Location: 1 Chome−8−19, Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from noon to 10 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +81 3-3563-3776

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