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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

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Address: 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-5321-1111
08:00 - 18:45
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:45
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The tallest building in Shinjuku, TMG No. 1 offers sweeping views of...

The tallest building in Shinjuku, TMG No. 1 offers sweeping views of Tokyo--all the way to Mt. Fuji on a clear day--from the 45th floor observatory.

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Incredible views!

We went up the south tower first thing in the morning (wanted to avoid any crowds). The views were spectacular! (202 metres high!) You can walk all around to see every angle... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went up the south tower first thing in the morning (wanted to avoid any crowds). The views were spectacular! (202 metres high!) You can walk all around to see every angle. Quite remarkable. There's small Cafe and a nice selection of Japanese products for sale. Going to the observatory is free and the north side is open later for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited on A Saturday. Queued for a couple of minutes only for the lift to the observation tower. Once up there an (excellent) English speaking local volunteer gave us a lot of information about the area, the buildings we were looking at and Tokyo's history. There are a few guides around or you can just wander around the tower windows... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This building is great to see when you want a view of the city of Tokyo. Enter through the building and decide whether you want to go up to the South side or the North side; you will need to decide as these are separate entrances to go up and you will need to come back down before going to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This building offers amazing city skyline views and it's free to enter. There are two towers to go up with views across the city of Tokyo or out to Fuji. I would recommend going on a clear day with good visibility so you can see Mount Fuji.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To get a great view of Tokyo, I don't know if you can beat this, especially since it's free. I went in the late afternoon and stayed to watch the sunset over Mt. Fuji, which was stunning. There is a cafe on the top floor, as well as a boutique of regional foods and sweets from all around Japan. You... More 

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Well worth a visit on a clear day. All of the major sites can be viewed from either tower including the iconic Mt Fuji.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! 1200 yen for 2 coffees! That's crazy. But I guess that's what you get for having it on the 45th floor! Very good veiws

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building has a free observatory on the 45th floor. The views from this observatory are incredible. The observation area is open until 10 PM making it great for night photography of the city!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There were also other tourists walking around, trying to locate the north observatory, as it was around 8.30pm and the south observatory had already closed at 5.30pm. Fortunately, I walked around the corner, went down some steps and found the place. (I didn't take the Tochomae Eki route but walked from the Hilton Tokyo, above ground.) A lift took me... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very easy to locate and great views of Tokyo - go early on a clear day. We missed the morning unfortunately so views were a little restricted and none of Mt Fuji but still with seeing Tokyo from above and getting some perspective of the city. It was the afternoon and they recommended the South Tower for us. There is... More 

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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