（※This article was created in October of 2020）
FUJI Television is Japan's leading television station that celebrated its 60th anniversary in the spring of 2019. Part of FUJI Television's headquarters is open to the public, here you can experience just some of FUJI Television's charm, and even purchase some exclusive FUJI Television products.
FUJI Television's Famous Dramas & Programs
FUJI Television broadcasts programs that are famous throughout the world. For example, if we're talking about dramas you have "HERO", and "CODE BLUE", or for variety shows, how about "Honmadekka!?TV" and "Tsukai TV Sukatto Japan", or maybe you're more of an anime fan and watch "One Piece" or "Chibi Maruko-chan"? These are just some of the many amazing and widely-popular shows that FUJI Television broadcasts.
Areas You can See Through FUJI Television
There are 5 floors of FUJI Television's main headquarters that are open to the public. You have "HACHITAMA" Spherical Observation Room (Floor 25), "Mezama Sky" Studio (Floor 24), "Fujisan Terrace" (Floor 7) which is a large indoor terrace and event space which also has stores, "Fuji TV Gallery" (Floor 5) which you can see many interesting exhibitions, and finally "Fuji TV Mall" (Floor 1) which sells lots of exclusive and original FUJI Television products.
The office building, topped with a memorable silver sphere, was created by one of Japan's leading architects "Kenzō Tange" during the later stages of his career.
Floor 25 - "HACHITAMA" Spherical Observation Room
The Spherical Observation Room found on floor 25 of the Odaiba FUJI Television headquarters is the symbol of FUJI Television and sees many people visiting it every single day. The Panoramic view of the Tokyo Waterfront Area is an experience beyond one's imagination.
Also, if you visit the "HACHITAMA SHOP" on the same floor, you can purchase official Hachitama products as well as FUJI Television character goods.
If you can't come to Odaiba often, you can also purchase goods from Tokyo Station, Tokyo Skytree, FUJI Television Homepage's shop "e! SHOP".
- Business Hours: 11:00～17:00 ※Shortened Business Hours
- Closure: Every Monday（In the event that Monday is a public holiday, the following day will be closed.）
- ※The "HACHITAMA SHOP" is currently closed until further notice.
Floor 24 - Mezama Sky
This is an official studio that was used by "MEZAMASHI TV". There are various signed boards from the cast of previously aired programs that are exhibited here.
※Please note that the area may be closed due to filming under certain circumstances.
- Business Hours: Closed until further notice.
Floor 7 - Fujisan Terrace
This terrace is sometimes an event location, and other times a live stage. This open space allows you to look up towards the silver "HACHITAMA" sphere.
Fuji TV Shop: Fujisan
The "Fujisan" shop which can be found inside of the terrace has various products from FUJI Televisions programs, movies, and anime as well as for events that are currently being held.
- Business Hours: 11:00～17:00 ※Shortened business hours
- Holidays: No set holidays
Free Space Area: Next to Fujisan
Free Space Area: Next to Fujisan is found on the same terrace. It has live shows for idol groups as well as some public recordings of variety shows, talk events, press announcements, food events, and many more.
- Business Hours: Closed until further notice. (Please refer to the official homepage for further details)
Floor 5 - Fuji TV Gallery
Fuji TV Gallery is a new facility that contains many exhibitions that are very "FUJI Television" relating to its content and culture. It has posters exhibited of it's "119 Works", as well as a gallery shop containing original goods from FUJI Television, a social media Campaign where you can get your hands on some original products, and much more for you to discover yourself.
You can even see some of the sets and scenes used in the popular 1973 children's TV program "Hirake! Ponkikki" and check out the "Gachapin Mukku Museum". Make sure to take a picture with some of the characters from the show in the AR (Augmented Reality) corner created just for pictures!
- Business Hours: 11:00～17:00（Final Entry is 16:30）※Shortened business hours.
- Closure: Every Monday (In the event that Monday is a public holiday, the following day will be closed.)
- General (Highschool Student and above): 400 yen
- Elementary School Student and below: 100 yen (Only for Gachapin Mukku Museum)
Floor 1 - Fuji TV Mall
This open and impressionable Fuji TV Mall contains various cafes and shops that you can visit. It's also home to a multi-theater where events and photoshoots take place often.
You can buy various original limited-edition goods related to Fuji TV's shows here.
- Business Hours: 9:00～18:00 ※Shortened hours
- Holidays: None
Japan's only Sazae-san shop in Japan. You can buy lots of original goods and sweets relating to the popular animation series as well as even "Sazae-san Yaki." from the show.
- Business Hours: 11:00～17:00 (Currently only open on Saturdays) ※Shortened hours
- Holidays: None
This is the only shop in the world dedicated to the CG Animated show "Chuggington". It offers goods such as official toys and play-areas, as well as original limited-edition goods from Fuji TV.
- Business Hours: 11:00～17:00 Currently only open on Saturdays）※Shortened hours
- Holidays: None
Events at FUJI Television
In summer the entire company office building takes place in an event. Also, the event space is typically the 7th-floor terrace space, "Free Space Area: Next to Fujisan". Here you can see various idol live events, public recordings of variety shows, talk shows, press announcements, as well as food-related events, and many more.
There are also special events that take place on the 5th-floor Fuji TV Gallery. (The current event is one that is an exhibition of the posters from FUJI Television's various dramas over the years from 10/17/2020 until March 2021)
- Business Hours: Closed until further notice. (Please check the official homepage for further details)
FUJI Television's Business Hours, Entrance Fee, and Access
- Address: 2-4-8 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
- 3-minute walk from Yurikamome Line's Daiba Station
- 5-minute walk from the Rinkai Line's Tokyo Teleport Station
- Business Hours: 11:00〜18:00 (Closed on Mondays, ※In the event that Monday is a public holiday, closure will be on the following day.)
- There may be slight differences depending on the facility in question, so please ensure to check the official homepage for further details.
- Entrance Fee:
- Mostly Free, except:
- "HACHITAMA" Spherical Observation Room (25F) and Mezama Sky (24F): 700 yen (Highscooler and above)
- Gachapin Mukku Museum (5F): 400 yen (Highscooler and above)