The Fuji TV HQ building is a distinctive sight in the Odaiba district of Tokyo. The building was designed by architect Kenzo Tange (1913-2005) who is the architect of such buildings as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Yoyogi National Gymnasium and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (Tocho) in Shinjuku and St. Mary's Cathedral, also in Tokyo.
The media tower and the office tower of the modernist building are connected by long pedestrian bridges. The building has 25 floors above ground and two underground floors and is known for its spaciousness and openness.
The titanium "Hachitama" sphere is an observation platform about 100 meters above ground on the 25th floor that is open to the public 10am-6pm, except on Mondays unless Monday is a public holiday. Admission is 550 yen for adults. There are wonderful views over Tokyo including nearby Rainbow Bridge and as far as Mt. Fuji on very clear days.
Other places open to the public in the Fuji TV Headquarters are Mezama Sky on the 24th floor which is a studio that presents the program of the same name and has memorabilia of the stars who have appeared on the show.
On the 7th floor is a Roof Garden with views of the Ferris Wheel at Palette Town. Other attractions at the Fuji TV Headquarters are Japan's only Sasae-san shop, a temporary Chibi Maruko chan cafe and the Fuji TV Drama & Movie Plaza with props from popular TV series. Fuji TV Wonder Street on the 5th floor has part of the set of the hugely popular SMAPxSMAP series.
The nearest stations to the Fuji TV Headquarters are Daiba on the Yurikamome Line or Tokyo Teleport on the Rinkai Line. There are buses from Hamamatsucho Station or take an Odaiba Rainbow Bus from Shinagawa Station. Right in front of the Fuji TV Headquarters is the DiverCity Tokyo mall and Symbol Promenade Park. Just behind it is Aqua City and the Statue of Liberty.
Fuji Television Network
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 137-8088
Tel: 03 5500 8888 (Japanese Only)
Fax: 03 5500 8027 (International Department)
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