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Best rooftop bars

Japan 2024

Our top picks of bars in Japan

We have selected our absolute favourite bars and rooftop bars in Japan covering Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo and much more. Feel free to reach out if you have a favourite we have missed! 😊

osaka castle view


Blue Birds Rooftop Terrace

Blue Birds Rooftop Terrace is by far one of the best rooftop bars in Japan, period. The bar is located on the roof of Osaka Castle’s information center and overlook Osaka Castle from a short distance. We managed to find it at random while looking for a toilet a couple of years ago and have visited yearly ever since. We strongly recommend a visit! 

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K36 The Bar & Rooftop

K36 is overlooking the beautiful Yasaka Pagoda at Hokanji Temple and Gozan mountains in Kyoto. The restaurant and bar is located on the roof of Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Shimizu and attracts visitors to it’s 360-view of Kyoto. The bar is open for both visitors and hotel guests, but only hotel guests can reserve seating in advance during popular seasons.

Rooftop Bar Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills


Rooftop Bar at Andaz Tokyo

The full nameof this fanbtastic bar is actually Rooftop Bar Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills and is found on the 52nd floor. This is one of the highest located rooftop bars in Tokyo and overlook the city skyline, Tokyo Tower,  Tokyo Bay and the modern Odaiba with it’s Rainbow Bridge lit up at night.

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Two Rooms Grill & Bar

Located in the heart of Tokyo, Two Rooms Grill & Bar offers a delightful fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine in a chic, modern setting. Expect a diverse menu featuring succulent Wagyu beef, fresh sashimi, and innovative cocktails. With its central location, it’s easily accessible from major landmarks. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Two Rooms promises a memorable dining experience blending culinary excellence with stylish ambiance.

ce la vi roof


CÉ LA VI Tokyo

Perched atop Tokyo’s skyline, CÉ LA VI offers breathtaking views and an unforgettable dining experience. Located in the heart of the city, it boasts a diverse menu of Asian-inspired dishes and creative cocktails. With its luxurious ambiance and prime location, CÉ LA VI is the perfect destination for those seeking fine dining and stunning vistas during the evening and a great party at night.

Marunochi house


Marunouchi House

Located just outside Tokyo Station, Marunouchi House is your cozy escape from the city buzz. Pop in for delicious coffee, pastries, and light meals in a relaxed setting. Conveniently placed near major attractions, it’s perfect for a quick snack or a chill-out session. Whether you’re grabbing a coffee on the run or unwinding indoors, Marunouchi House guarantees a laid-back vibe and tasty treats.

cicon rooftop


Cicon Rooftop Bar and Restaurant

Cicon Rooftop Bar by Nohga Hotel is located in Kyoto and seat around 40 guests. A smaller, yet stunning and well recommended rooftop bar oerlooking the Kyoto Skyline from the 6th floor. The restaurant specialze in high-end italian cuisine and local products.

Kyoto Modern Terrace


Kyoto Modern Terrace

Not really a full blown rooftop bar, as it’s located on the second floor but a very beautiful and romantic restaurant to visit regardless. The restaurant is located in Rohm Theatre Kyoto Park Plaza, Sakyo Ward at the foot of the Heian Jingu Shrine.

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Twenty Eight

Twenty Eight Tokyo is located, as the name might spoil on the 28th floor of Conrad Tokyo. The 7 meter high roof offers an open and luxurious experience during your visit. The restaurant focus on French cuisine with Business Casual for dinner. Worth to keep in mind, Twenty Eight have a age minimum of 11 to enter.

casual rooftop


Punk Doily Tokyo

Punk Doily is located in Setagaya City, Oyamadai, Tokyo and offers crafted beer, drinks as well as food and baked goods. Keep in mind, this is not a luxury rooftop, this is more of a casual hip hangaround area on top of a terrace with good food and a wide range of crafted beer and drinks.

the top bar


The Top

The Top at The Aoyama Grand Hotel is located in Minato City, Tokyo and offers everything from a fantastic nightlife to private party, food and great drinks. The botanical music lounge have DJ’s playing every Friday and Saturday between 18:30-22:30.

mexican food


Hacienda del cielo

Enjoy modern mexican food in the unobstructed sky. Hacienda del cielo is Spanish for House in the sky, and the restaurant lives up to it’s name. The restaurant offers sky-dining, bar areas and a luxurious lounge. The restaurant i located on the 9th floor of Mansard Daikanyama Building in Shibuya-ku area. A table charge of 440 JPY per person is applied after 15:00.

garden terrace


The Jade Room Garden Terrace

The Garden Terrace with seasonally changing greenery i located 140 metres above the ground with a spectacular view of Tokyo Tower, and is open for the summer season. Fantastic view, food and drinks served by Michelin winner chef Tom Aikens.



Roof Dogs Ginza

Roof Dogs at Aloft Tokyo Ginza is located high above Ginza with it’s funny yet very interesting Food truck on the roodtop. Neon lights and retro is on the agenda while serving hotdogs, burgers, snacks, crafted beer, sangria and much more – at a very decent price for the area. A fun place for friends and family.

tokyo tower view


Balcon Tokyo

Balcon Tokyo is located in the popular area Roppongi, offering a modern day as well as night rooftop experience. You find the bar ontop of Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier, offering private rooms, karaoke rooms, bars and lounges for a perfect visit with views overlooking Tokyo and the majestic Tokyo Tower.


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