Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings
4.5
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Monday
9:30 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:45 PM
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Shinjuku
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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  • Bobbie W
    Warwick, Rhode Island1,693 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views and free to see!
    Beautiful building with 360° views and free to the public. Refreshments available for purchase while in the observation area. A must see. The views are incredible on a clear day. You might even get to see Mt. Fuji!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Dr. Shibuyakko
    California44,957 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic lightup! Bravo!!
    I'm not a big fan of the observatories, but Tocho does a fantastic night lightup! It's spectacular. So beautiful. It'll take you to another world for a while. It starts at 19:00 and every 30 minutes until 21:00. One show lasts for 15 minutes. The schedule will change in summer, so check it before heading out.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 April 2024
  • Norm the Nomad
    Australia1,245 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views - and for free!
    The Metropolitan Government buildings are extremely grand and impressive to see. But best of all is the ‘free of charge’ observatory deck that is available to the public. From there you can get fantastic views across most of Tokyo, and when the weather permits, of Mt Fuji itself. Open both day and night - well worth the visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 June 2024
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K T
Toronto, Canada1,252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited Tokyo Metropolitan Government building observatory in January 2020. Currently, only south tower observatory is open. North town observatory should open soon once they finish remodeling. The view from the observatory was stunning! And it’s free!! There was a yellow and black piano and anybody can play one song. Some were highly skilled.

On the 2nd floor, the Olympic flags were displayed. A good place to learn about the history of the Olympics.
Written 10 January 2020
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RelentlessHotellist
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I visited the observation level at about 11am on a Sunday. It was relatively quiet, didn’t have to queue at all. Just walked up to the quick security check, into the lift and straight to the top. There is a large cafe and a gift shop but the main attraction is the 360 degree panoramic windows all around. It’s over 200m high so the view easily eclipses the surrounding skyscrapers for an unobstructed picture. There was a Tokyo 2020 Olympic exhibit in the lower lobby section of the tower when we went.

Best bit is it’s TOTALLY FREE.
Written 19 January 2020
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danderism
Gilbert, AZ137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The building has two towers, we went on a Saturday and there was no wait in line. The views are awesome, one tower has a piano that people take turns playing. Both have tiny gift shops and coffee and light snacks. As everywhere in Tokyo people are out of this world polite
Written 29 February 2020
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John P
Beverly Hills, CA29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Not sure if this is open at the moment. I visited before the pandemic and am just getting around to reviewing some places.

This was a great experience! You get an unbelievable 360 degree view from the top. We got to the top at sunset. Incredible photos. There's a little restaurant up there to and they have beer if you're interested in having a cheers to a great vacation and a great city. The only thing that knocked this experience from a five to a four is the line you have to wait in to get inside. Looooong:) Maybe there is a way to get advanced tickets? Don't know. That would make it a five. We went spur of the moment so didn't look into that.
Written 4 August 2020
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Richard D
Hereford, UK106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is a great free experience. You take the rapid lift to the observation deck and from there you can see a 360 vista over Tokyo and on a clear day you can see Mount Fuji, 60 miles away.
They don't allow too many people up at any time, so there's always space to see the views. There's a gift shop also, which offers some interesting buys than the average tourist stuff...you can grab a coffee too, if you have the cash!
Written 20 August 2020
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia5,811 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We recently visited the this amazing government buildings.
What a huge construction. On the 45th. Floor is the observation deck where you can get fantastic views all around Tokyo.
Their is a shop up there selling souvenirs , there is also a cafe a few floors below.
There is also interesting items to see on the ground floor in reference to the Tokyo Olympics games. Worth going to visit for sure
Written 12 December 2022
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Dr. Shibuyakko
California44,957 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I'm not a big fan of the observatories, but Tocho does a fantastic night lightup! It's spectacular. So beautiful. It'll take you to another world for a while. It starts at 19:00 and every 30 minutes until 21:00. One show lasts for 15 minutes. The schedule will change in summer, so check it before heading out.
Written 20 April 2024
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Daniel Setiawan
South Tangerang, Indonesia169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This government building offer free access to their observation deck. The queue was not too long and security officer will check you bag. They also offer free tour around tokyo metropolitan building.
Written 6 March 2020
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mjbcmjbc
Pitt Meadows, Canada432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Blue sky and clear which spells a nice view to Mount Fuji. Follow the signs to observatory, make sure line up for the observatory elevator. There is a quick check for bags and backpacks. You go up 47 floors and the view is magnificent. There’s a souvenir and coffee shop. No time limit so spend as much time as you want. Attraction is free.
Written 10 May 2022
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia11,971 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I’d heard there were great views but alas, it was cloudy and closed. Disappointing. However, the building itself is quite impressive and very a Japanese. Clean. Spacious. Modern. Intuitive to walk around.
There’s a Tully’s Coffee on the ground floor for those in need a refreshment.
Wheelchair accessible. Kid friendly.
Written 7 January 2020
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