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Featured in many movies - both national and international - Tokyo Tower is to Tokyo what the Empire State Building is to New York City, and there's no more iconic place to head to at night, for romantic views of the illuminated, twinkling metropolis. The construction of Tokyo Tower inspired many Japanese people after the end of World War II - it was built as the country was recovering and therefore came to symbolize hope and new beginnings. The ideal place for grand gestures, too, perhaps!
Opened in 2012, Tokyo Sky Tree is probably more famous than Tokyo Tower nowadays, especially with the younger generation. Head up to the observation platform with your loved one on a sunny day for clear panoramic views of the city - the breathtaking vistas are sure to make for some unforgettable memories. Take your time, and soak them in together.
The cozy Sunshine Aquarium in Ikebukuro is a popular date spot, and a great escape from the crowded streets of the area. Although small in size, there's still plenty to keep you entertained, and fewer people means more peace and quiet - rather a novelty in Ikebukuro! Plus, it stays open until 9pm, making it a fun after-dinner option.
Odaiba Seaside Park is a famous haunt for local couples, with nighttime here being particularly romantic and peaceful. Pause on one of the benches here to take in the sunset, stroll arm-in-arm along the seaside pathways, and enjoy the views of Rainbow Bridge, other city landmarks, and plenty of beautiful nature, too.
You could say that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is the very center of Tokyo, making its observatory the best place in town to get your bearings. And even better, it's free! Open until 10.30pm, head here at night to admire the sparkling jewelry box of Tokyo that lies beneath you, and then enjoy drinks and/or dinner at the famous Tokyo Cafe 202, situated inside the building.
Ueno Zoo is a staple date spot for many Japanese couples. While spending time in the zoo may not strike you as very romantic, for those wanting to date like locals, this is your chance. Plus, animal-lovers or not, the pandas are sure to melt your hearts!