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10 international cities with stunning skylines

By: Josh Lew on June 5, 2013, 12:28 p.m.
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Tokyo's skyline can seem endless. There is not one headlining urban overlook that all tourists flock to, but rather a full menu of options, viewing platforms and rooftop venues. One of the best places to see the skyline is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. The observation deck here can be reached via a high-speed express elevator that travels up the 45 floors in only a few seconds. You can see a number of Tokyo skyscrapers and the famous Tokyo Tower from this vantage point. On a clear day, Mount Fuji is visible on the horizon. 

Another option is an observation area on the 40th floor of Tokyo's World Trade Center building. Of course, sometimes Tokyo is most impressive when you are at street level, surrounded by neon. The Shibuya Crossing, clogged with foot traffic in the evening, is a great place to feel this Japanese city's urban buzz.