About FCG Building
The Fuji Group Building is a commercial building owned by Japan’s Fuji Media Holdings in the Odaiba district of Tokyo, opened in 1996, and is one of the most prominent landmarks in the district. The FCG Building is also widely known as the FCG Building because FCG is the acronym form of Fujisankei Communications Group.
The FCG Building was designed by the “Kenzo Tange Urban Architectural Design Institute” (the predecessor of present-day Tange Urban Architectural Design), led by renowned Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, and groundbreaking took place on April 26, 1993, and the building was completed on June 28, 1996, and opened in the same year. The entire building is constructed in the form of a steel skeleton and partially reinforced concrete structure, with 25 floors above ground, 2 floors below ground, a height of 123.45 m, and a total floor area of more than 14,171 sq. m.
The most famous feature of the FCG Building is the super large spherical observation room on the 25th floor of the building, which is made of titanium alloy and has a diameter of 32 m, with a total weight of more than 12,000 sq. m. The FCG Building is also a major building of the Tanshita Urban Architectural Design Institute. The “big ball” is made of titanium alloy, with a diameter of 32 meters and a total weight of more than 1,200 tons. Visitors inside the big ball can enjoy a far-reaching view of the Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, and the high-rise buildings in Shinjuku, and on a clear day, they can even see Mount Fuji in the distance.
How to get there
Business hour: Varies according to each facility
Closed: If the regular holiday falls on a national holiday, closed the following day
Location 2-4-8 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 137-8088
Access:3 min. walk from Daiba Station on the Yurikamome Line
I thought climbing the escalator was hard for people who are afraid of heights.
Inside, there are exhibits that you can see for free, and I was very excited to see many One Piece goods in the souvenir corner!