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Cocktails with a panoramic view of Tokyo

Every big city has one – the high-rise hotel with the sweeping, panaromic view of the skyline. In the case of Tokyo, one of our favourites is the Bello Visto Bar on the 40th floor of the Cerulean Tower Hotel in Shibuya.

Have a seat at the bar or in one of the clubby leather chairs and soak up the views of the Shinjuku skyline and the Roppongi skyline including the Eiffel Tower shaped Tokyo Tower. There is a 180 degree view from nearly every seat in the house and Bello Visto is replete with a live piano player to fully realize the clubby, luxe-hotel vibe.

As one would expect of hotel bars, drinks are a bit pricey. A Sapporo bottle will set you back ¥1200 / $12.50 USD while a Cosmopolitan and other martini cocktails are about ¥1300 / $13.60 USD. And dish of nuts and chips is ¥1200 / $12.50 USD – unfortunately in a town where a registered hotel guest has to pay an extra fee to use the hotel fitness center and pool, it is not a surprise that bar snacks are also not complimentary.

So while we wouldn’t recommend it as a place to hang out for the night, it is a good place to kick off your evening with a posh cocktail and get in the mood for a night on the town.

Bello Visto
Cerulean Hotel, top floor
26-1 Sakuragaoka, Shibuya
Tokyo, Japan
+81 (0)3 3476 3000

Photography not allowed inside so pic is from the Cerulean website.

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