Walking outside on the top of Mori Tower is surreal, with a helipad in the middle and plenty of security guards watching to make sure you don’t overstep ‘the line’. The views over Tokyo are simply stunning, to Mt Fuji on a clear day.
The railings at viewpoints in the corners hardly seem high enough but as you’ve had to check all your belongings except a camera in lockers before you visit, there’s no risk of throwing something over the edge.
The views are simply stunning – to Mt Fuji and over the whole of Tokyo city below.
I was there before SkyTree was built so my photos don’t show that iconic building, but I hope to visit Tokyo again soon to scale that!
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (六本木ヒルズ森タワ) is a 54-story skyscraper in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo. Primarily used for office space, the building also includes retail stores, restaurants, the Mori Art Museum on the 53rd floor and the Tokyo City View observation decks on the 52nd and 54th floors.
As at October 2013, it was the fifth-tallest building in Tokyo at 238 meters (781 ft). (see http://www.roppongihills.com/tcv/en/ )