Tokyo is full of luxurious and romantic places to visit, making it a top destination for couples. Popular spots to take in Tokyo's spectacular night views include Yebisu Garden Place, Roppongi Hills Observation Deck Tokyo City View, and Tokyo Midtown.

    Elsewhere, Inokashira Park is perfect if you want to take a leisurely stroll during the daytime. And for some truly special memories, you could visit Aqua Park Shinagawa or Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten. Join us on a romantic journey to Tokyo's best places for couples to visit.


    Inokashira Park

    Inokashira Park often comes to mind for locals who are planning on a date in Kichijoji. This green area is full of charming coffee shops. Why not get up a little early to enjoy a breakfast special at a coffee shop and then enjoy a walk in the park? Of course, many cafes and restaurants serve delicious lunches too.

    A popular choice is to take a boat on Inokashira Pond, especially in March or April when the 200 cherry trees around the pond are in full bloom. Even though you’re in the middle of the metropolis, you can enjoy a quiet day strolling through this vast park. It’s a 5-minute walk from JR Kichijoji Station or a 1-minute walk from Inokashira-Koen Station on the Keio Inokashira Line.

    Location: 1-18-31 Gotenyama, Musashino, Tokyo 180-0005, Japan

    Phone: +81 (0)422-47-6900


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    Spa LaQua

    Spa LaQua is a popular place to relax as you can enjoy natural hot spring water rising from 1,700 meters underground. It's located in Korakuen, just a few steps away from Suidobashi Station on the JR and Subway Mita Lines, Korakuen Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line and Namboku Line, and Kasuga Station on the Subway Oedo Line.

    Check out the Healing Baden zone where you and your partner can enter together wearing designated outfits. You can also enjoy a tropical resort-style relaxation space and low-temperature saunas. At the end of your treatment, you can relax at an open deck with a tropical drink in hand. The women’s locker room has a cosmetic bar where you can try the latest makeup products – you just need to buy a brush set to use them.

    Location: 5-9F, LaQua Building, 1-1-1 Kasuga, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo 112-0003, Japan

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 9 am

    Phone: +81 (0)3-5800-9999


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    Tokyo City View on Roppongi Hills

    Tokyo City View on Roppongi Hills is one of Tokyo’s most popular date destinations, thanks to its observation deck and variety of entertainment, including dining, shopping, movie theater and museums. With a ticket to Mori Art Museum, which has exhibitions of cutting-edge modern art, you can also access the observation deck.

    If you want to take some time to enjoy the view, where the atmosphere changes completely from day to night, visit the museum in the late afternoon. There are many exhibitions to enjoy while you wait for the sun to set. After taking in panoramic night views of Tokyo city center from Tokyo City View, you can go out and enjoy Roppongi at night.

    Location: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 10 am to 11 pm, Friday–Saturday from 10 am to 1 am

    Phone: +81-(0)3-6406-6652


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    Cycling in Showa Kinen Park

    Go on a relaxed ride through a beautiful park near Tokyo

    Showa Kinen Park is a massive park in Tokyo’s western suburbs 40 minutes from central Tokyo by train. The 160-hectare area is lush and has several lawns for picnicking, picturesque Japanese-style gardens, woodlands with walking trails, and an 11-km long bicycle route.

    Couples can rent bicycles near the Nishi Tachikawa entrance and explore the vast park in style. Showa Kinen is particularly romantic in spring with the cherry blossoms and autumn when ginkgo leaves turn golden and cosmos flowers bloom.

    Location: 3173 Midoricho, Tachikawa-shi Tokyo 190-0014, Japan

    Open: Daily from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

    Phone: +8 142-528-1751


    Sumida River dinner cruise

    Enjoy a breathtaking night view of Tokyo

    Going on a dinner cruise on a traditional Yakatabune houseboat along the Sumida River is one of the most romantic things couples can do when visiting Tokyo. The cruise can last for up to 3 hours, during which you’ll enjoy a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner, plus all-you-can-drink specials.

    Although the food is delicious, the magnificent night views of Tokyo alone make a river cruise worthwhile. Cruises usually take passengers past Tokyo Skytree, Rainbow Bridge, and the artificial island of Odaiba. If you visit in spring, you can see the cherry blossoms in full bloom. In summer, the sky lights up during the firework festivals.


    Yebisu Garden Place

    Yebisu Garden Place is regarded as one of Tokyo’s best Christmas illumination sites. It’s famous for its Baccarat chandelier in the central square – the area is filled with champagne gold light during the occasion. There’s even a champagne bar that opens here every winter, and you can enjoy your bubbly in a Baccarat glass.

    There are observation decks on the 38th and 39th floors of Yebisu Garden Place Tower, both offering spectacular night views of Tokyo. It’s a 5-minute walk from JR Ebisu Station.

    Location: 4-20 Ebisu, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo 150-0013, Japan

    Open: Daily from 7 am to midnight (hours may vary)

    Phone: +81 (0)3-5423-7111


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    Tokyo Tower

    The 333-meter-high Tokyo Tower with its impressive contrast of vivid red and white is one of Tokyo’s most famous sightseeing spots. While it's fun to visit Tokyo Tower during the day, those on a date should head there at night when the mood is more romantic. There’s a coffee shop on the main deck that offers a view of Tokyo from a height of 150 meters.

    At 250 meters high, the Top Deck can be visited only if you have a reservation, so make sure you buy tickets on the website in advance. What further enhances the mood is the projection mapping CITY LIGHT FANTASIA, which takes place at the main deck. The beautiful illuminations have different themes every season, making for an unforgettable experience.

    Location: 4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato Ward, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan

    Open: Main deck: daily from 9 am to 11 pm. Top deck tour: daily from 9 am to 10.45 pm


    Odaiba Seaside Park

    Odaiba Seaside Park serves as a popular place for a walk with beautiful lawns and a blue sea backdrop during the day, enjoying the sunset at dusk, and as a great spot to see the illuminated Rainbow Bridge at night. It's best to visit Odaiba Seaside Park in the late evenings when there are fewer people. It’s also worth taking a water bus to enjoy a unique view of Tokyo. Odaiba Seaside Park is a 3-minute walk from Odaiba-kaihinkoen Station or Daiba Station on the Yurikamome Line.

    Location: 1-chome Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo 135-0091, Japan


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    Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten

    Fancy experiencing a breathtaking starry sky in the middle of the city? Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten, on the roof of Ikebukuro Sunshine City, has a variety of programs such as fantastic digital art and programs in collaboration with musicians. There's a healing planetarium where you can enjoy the beautiful skies with aromatic scents for good measure.

    In addition to general seats, there are 3 lawn seats and 5 cloud seats for up to 2 people each. These seats get taken very quickly, so it’s best to book ahead.

    Location: Rooftop of World Import Mart Building, Sunshin City, 3-1-3 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo 170-0013, Japan

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +81 (0)3-3989-3546


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    Tokyo Midtown

    Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi has sophisticated restaurants and shops, as well as the Suntory Museum of Art and FUJIFILM SQUARE. Besides serving as a center of design and art, it's very famous for its Christmas decorations. There are also events where you can enjoy the delicate transition of seasons, such as illuminated cherry blossoms in spring and digital tatami flooring by the river.

    The Midtown Garden is a green oasis within the vast complex. It's such a quiet space that it's quite hard to believe that you’re in Tokyo's city center. Adjacent to Hinokicho Park, Tokyo Midtown is directly connected to a subway Roppongi Station, making it easy to access.

    Location: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan

    Open: Daily from 11 am to midnight (hours may vary)


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