Tokyo is one of the most well-known cities in the world, and the cosmopolitan city is filled with amazingly designed sites. Here are 20 of the best dating spots you can find in the city
It is no exaggeration to say that Tokyo Skytree is today the most iconic landmark in Tokyo. It was opened in 2012 and has a height of an astounding 634 meters (693 yards) - it is the tallest manmade structure in Japan. There are two observatory decks in Tokyo Skytree which both offer breath-taking panoramic views of Tokyo, and viewing the fantastic sunset from the top will be an amazing experience!
Address 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida Ward
Opening Hours: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Access: 1 minute walk from Tobu Skytree Line Tokyo Skytree Station
2. So many jellyfish at Sumida Aquarium
Sumida Aquarium is located at the 5th and 6th floor of Tokyo Skytree and it is hence recommended that you visit the two places in one go. Over 400 species of marine creatures are exhibited at Sumida Aquarium, including various types of fish, prawns and jellyfish. At the Yurikago Zone, over 10 species of jellyfish can be enjoyed in the darkness, creating an extremely dreamy atmosphere.
Address 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida Ward
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Access: 1 minute walk from Tobu Skytree Line Tokyo Skytree Station
Website: Sumida Aquarium
Despite being overtaken by the Tokyo Skytree as the tallest building in Japan, Tokyo Tower still stands tall as what used to be, and what still is the icon of Tokyo. At night, illuminations will be held at the Tokyo Tower which can be appreciated both from the outside and inside of the tower. You can enjoy the beautiful illuminations at the 150 meter (164 yard) high observatory deck while viewing the amazing night view of Tokyo with your date.
Address 4-2-8, Shibakoen, Minato Ward
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 11:00pm
Access: 9 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Kamiyacho Station
At the Roppongi Hills observatory deck, you will be able to enjoy an unobstructed 360 degree view of Tokyo, including both the Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower, as well as the nature surrounding it such as Mount Fuji. It is especially recommended to visit this place during festive seasons such as Valentine’s Day or Christmas, as both towers will usually be illuminated beautifully. This definitely is a fantastic way to express your love!
Address 6-1-1, Roppongi, Minato Ward
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 7:00am - 9:00pm, Weekends: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Access: 2 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Roppongi Station
5. The best sunset view in Tokyo? Spend your evening at Harumi waterfront Park
Harumifuto (Harumi waterfront) Park is the “entrance of Tokyo”. Huge ships including cruises pass by Harumifuto to enter the waters of Tokyo, and this serves as a great spot for a stroll in the evening, especially for couples who love photography! There are no nearby train or bus stations to Harumifuto Park, so it is recommended that you either drive or take a taxi from one of the train stations.
Address 5 Harumi, Chuo Ward
Access: 20 minute walk from Toei Oedo Line Kachidoki Station
6. Fantastic reflections of Tokyo city - Tennozu Isle
The Tennozu Isle region is located conveniently from various regions in Tokyo such as Shibuya and Odaiba, as well as Haneda Airport. Today, the place is saturated with various restaurants and cafes, making it an amazing place already to have a great dinner. What makes this place better is the amazing view it offers of the city, and being a spot surrounded by the sea, you can enjoy the great cityscape of Tokyo.
Tennozu Isle Region
Address 2-3-8, Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa Ward
Access: Rinkai line and Tokyo monorail Tennozu Isle Station
Website: Tennozu Isle
7. Observe the beauty of Earth’s night sky at Konica Minolta Planetarium!
Konica Minolta Planetarium is located at the top floor of World Import Mart building at Toshima. It was opened in 2015 and has since then been popular amongst couples and families. There are several themes at the Planetarium which change across the years, and an interesting harmony of music and star projections can be enjoyed there. It is recommended that you book your tickets in advance due to popular demand.
Konica Minolta Planetarium
Address 3-1-3 Higashiikebukuro, World Import Mart Building, Toshima Ward
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Access: 9 minute walk from Toden Arakawa Streetcar Line Higashiikebukuroyonchome Station
Website: Konica Minolta Planetarium
8. A star themed café!? Visit the Planetarium Starry Café at Haneda Airport!
Haneda Airport is a place full of surprises and entertainment, and one of them certainly is Planetarium Starry Café. Not only can you savor in fantastic food and beverages such as original cocktails here, a short 10-15 minute program will be projected on the ceilings of the café with various themes that will change across the year. If you happen to access Haneda Airport during your trip to Tokyo, make sure you add Planetarium Starry Café to your itinerary!
Planetarium Starry Café
Address 2-6-5 Haneda Airport, Haneda Airport International Flight Terminal 5th Floor
Opening Hours: 7:30am - 11:00pm
Access: Within Haneda Airport
9. The perfect place for plane lovers! Jonanjima Seaside Park
Haneda Airport is currently the biggest airport in Japan, and it is an airport that never sleeps. Planes depart and arrive almost every few minutes, and it is a location that plane lovers could virtually spend the whole day in. At Jonanjima Seaside Park, not only will you be able to have fantastic close-up views of the planes in Haneda Airport, you can also have a barbecue and spend an amazing time at the beach! Definitely a must go for couples who love planes!
Jonanjima Seaside Park
Address 4-2-2, Jonanjima, Ota Ward
Access: 5 minute walk from Jonanjima Yonchome Bus Stop
Website: Jonanjima Seaside Park
Aqua Park Shinagawa is conveniently located just 2 minutes from Shinagawa Station and was reopened in 2015, and is an aquarium that emphasizes on the harmony of sound, light and life. The dolphin show there is like no other – the show creates an unbelievable atmosphere through the use of colors and music to add drama as the dolphins pull off their amazing tricks. At other sections of the aquarium, such as the “Wonder Tube” section – a 20 meter (22 yard) long tunnel – you will be able to watch rare marine creatures swimming right beside, and even above you!
Aqua Park Shinagawa
Address 4-10-3-, Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Takanawa, Minato Ward
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Access: 2 minute walk from Yamanote Line Shinagawa Station
11. Play with over 200 squirrels at Machida Squirrel Garden!
Machida Squirrel Garden is the perfect place for couples who love animals. Over 200 Formosan Squirrels freely run around the garden, and you will be able to feed them directly from your hand! It is best to go early in the morning right after opening hours as that is when the squirrels are most hungry and you will get to interact with them more. There are also other animals in Machida Squirrel Garden such as rabbits and guinea pigs too.
Machida Squirrel Garden
Address 733-1, Kanaimachi, Machda City
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm (closed on Tuesday)
Access: 20 minute bus from Odakyu Odawara Line Odakyumachida Station
Website: Machida Squirrel Garden
12. Adachi Ward Biological Garden
Adachi-ku Biological Garden is a small zoological garden located in Adachi, and is one that can keep you entertained for the whole day despite its small size. There are various marine creatures, reptiles and insects on display at Adachi-ku Biological Garden as well as a section where you can meet animals like kangaroos, wallabies and owls. This is another place worth considering for couples who love animals!
Adachi-ku Biological Garden
Address 2-17-1, Hokima, Adachi Ward
Opening Hours: 9:30am - 4:30pm (closed on Monday)
Access: 6 minute bus from Tobu Skytree Line Takenotsuka Station
Website: Adachi-ku Biological Garden
13. Ride the Ferris Wheel at Odaiba Palette Town!
Odaiba Palette Town is conveniently located just 1 minute from Aomi Station on the Yurikamome Line. There is a huge mall there “Venus Fort” designed with the theme of 18th-century Europe. Over 190 shops including fashion shops and restaurants can be found in Venus Fort. Furthermore, automobile lovers can spend their time at the “MEGA WEB” in the middle of Odaiba Palette Town where many nostalgic and antique Toyota cars are placed on display. Of course, don’t forget to end your day on the symbol of the town – the Odaiba Palette Town Ferris Wheel!
Odaiba Palette Town
Address 1-3-15, Aomi, Koto Ward
Access: 1 minute walk from Yurikamome Line Aomi Station
Website: Odaiba Palette Town
14. Discover the beauty of science at Sony ExploraScience
Sony ExploraScience is an experienced based science museum located at Daiba, and is a place loved by couples and families. The museum is split into four sections - information; sound; light and theatre - where you can explore various concepts of science through experience.
Address 1-7-1 Daiba, Mediage 5th Floor, Minato Ward
Opening Hours: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Access: 8 minute walk from Yurikamome Line Daiba Station
Website: Sony ExploraScience
15. Hanayashiki Amusement Park
For couples who want to experience an amazing amusement park while on a budget, Hanayashiki Amusement Park is the perfect place. It is the oldest amusement park in Japan which opened in 1853 - that’s a history of over 150 years! Despite the small scale of the amusement park, the rides there are as exciting as ever, and it is definitely worth a visit!
Hanayashiki Amusement Park
Address 2-28-1, Asakusa, Taito Ward
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Access: 4 minute walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
Website: Hanayashiki Amusement Park
With hits including “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind”, the Ghibli Studio Series have millions of fans worldwide. The Ghibli Museum hence is a dream come true for such Ghibli lovers. Here, not only will you be able to experience a life in the Ghibli universe, you will also be able to view various blueprints and artifacts regarding the Ghibli studio history.
Advanced booking of tickets is required to visit the Ghibli Museum, which can be done so at their official website.
Address 1-1-83, Shimorenjak, Mitaka City
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm (Closed on Tuesday)
Access: 15 minute walk from Chuo Main Line Mitaka Station
17. Fine dining and great art at The National Art Center, Tokyo
The National Art Center, Tokyo is conveniently located just 1 minute from Nogizaka Station of the Chiyoda Line and is a museum where you can not only indulge in the beauty of art and history, but also in great food! A wide variety of art work can be appreciated at this museum, and several restaurants and cafés can be found at the various sections, making this a great place for couples who love art and food to spend their day at.
The National Art Center
Address 7-22-2, Roppongi, Minato Ward
Opening Hours: 10:00am - 5:30pm (Closed on Tuesday)
Access: 1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Nogizaka Station
Website: The National Art Center
18. Aoyama St. Grace Cathedral - where love is granted
Aoyama St. Grace Cathedral starred in several famous dramas and movies and is known to be one of the symbolic sites for couples to visit. The beautiful cathedral will be lit up at night, creating a romantic atmosphere for couples to take a stroll around the area. Several restaurants and bars are there such as the Bar Lounge “The Trinitey Club” and restaurant “Asia De New York” where great cocktails and international cuisine can be savored.
Aoyama St. Grace Cathedral
Address 3-9-1, Kitaaoyama, Minato Ward
Access: 4 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Omotesando Station
Website: Aoyama St. Grace Cathedral
19. Tokyo Disneysea Hotel Miracosta - the best hotel for Disney lovers!
A trip to Disney Resort doesn’t necessarily end once you step out of the compound. At Tokyo Disneysea Hotel Miracosta, you can continue immersing yourself in the fantastic world of Disney. Located just 3 minutes from the Disneysea Station, this is one of the recommended hotels to stay in if you plan to visit the Disney Resort for several days. The hotel is designed with a Disney theme and there are many Easter eggs within the hotel, such as hidden mickeys all over the place!
Tokyo Disneysea Hotel Miracosta
Address 1-13, Maihama, Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture
Access: 3 minute walk from Disney Resort Line Tokyo Disneysea Station
Website: Tokyo Disneysea Hotel Miracosta
20. A luxurious date at The Cruise Club Tokyo
The Cruise Club Tokyo is located at the Bay of Tokyo, and is a place which offers fantastic view of the entire city. Landmarks such as the Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower can be viewed from The Cruise Club Tokyo. At the chic restaurant “Club House”, marvelous French cuisine can be savored while admiring the great landscape of Tokyo city. A lunch cruise can also be enjoyed at cruises such as “Lady Crystal”, as well as many other plans that you can select, such as Afternoon Cruises, Dinner Cruises and Anniversary Plans. This is the best place to spend a luxurious meal together with your date!
The Cruise Club Tokyo
Address 2-3-16 Sea Fort Square, Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa Ward
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 6:30am - 10:30pm, Weekends: 12:00pm - 2:00pm and 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Access: 8 minute walk from Rinkai Line Tennozu Isle Station
Website: The Cruise Club Tokyo
Plan the best trip ever - book in advance
There are so many great spots in Tokyo that you can enjoy together with your date. Make sure you add these locations into your itinerary and plan your trip in advance as many of them are popular locations. Have fun planning and see you in Tokyo!
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