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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

view from 45th floor. amazing view.there are few shops there and a restaurant. just great. in any country in the world it wouldn't be free. the staff here is helping and welcoming.

Thank ihab a
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Tokyo Government Buildings is worth visiting, has free entrance and nice panoramic view on the city from 202 mt height from the observatory.

Thank salsacubana
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this for a birds eye view over Tokyo area. The building was easy to find and clearly signposted from the train and metro stations. The observatory didn't do much for me and I think the one at Tokyo skytree might potentially offer a...More

Thank silverspire
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It's hard to beat two towers with observation decks on the 45th floor that's free. There are gift shops on top and plenty of signage so you know what you're seeing out the various windows. You enter the elevators from the lower level (there's a...More

Thank dskid
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The architecture of the building itself is worthy. However, it's claim to fame is it's free (in fact, two free) observation decks at the top of each tower. And with almost no line and no hassle to go up either. And convenient to get to....More

Thank Aaron W
Reviewed 9 August 2016

easy to find and only a short walk from Shinjuku. you can see very far and almost all directions. best of all: it is free!

1  Thank Elias34534
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure why it says the observation desk is open until 18:45 on trip advisor as when I went 5 days ago it is open until 23:00 with the last entry at 22:30. Anyway, the observation area is 100% Free to go up and...More

Thank jackmoore93
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A place where you can go without a fee. There are actually two blocks but we went to the one where we can see Mount Fuji😂 The staff is very helpful at the reception and it was not very packed. The best part is that...More

Thank Li V
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best way to get a good view of the city of Tokyo. We went on a saterday and it wasnt very crowded. Easy to reach by metro, and totally free to go up. You can choose between two buildings, or pick them both....More

Thank DFABeerens
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Visited in December and went to the viewing gallery. It's worth a visit for the views of Tokyo and it's free to get into too! Win.

1  Thank MindyanaJones
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
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Can you just visit at your own leisure and go up to the top of do you HAVE to be part of a tour?
19 April 2017|
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Response from RegK2014 | Reviewed this property |
you can visit at your own leisure. No need for a tour.
jihan r
which building has the best view at day and night? the north or south building? thx
5 February 2017|
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Response from banj2015 | Reviewed this property |
Both are good. (if I remember correctly) northern one is better in the evening/afternoon because of the sunset.
Trip advisor says Mon-Fri until 6.45pm but .japan-guide.cm for example says North Observatory: 9:30 to 23:00 South Observatory: 9:30 to 17:30. Can anyone confirm the correct opening hours? I'm guessing the non TA times as I've seen people talk about going at night.
4 July 2016|
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Response from LynnLim85 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this information is provided from the official Tokyo Metropolitan Government building website: South Observation Deck: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (until 10:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month) North Observation... More