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Shinjuku Sumitomo Building

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Address: 2-6-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
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Too see the Shinjuku area in lights at night was a beautiful sight. Didn't eat at the restaurant, and waited 15 mins to go up in the lifts, but worth the visit.

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Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Too see the Shinjuku area in lights at night was a beautiful sight. Didn't eat at the restaurant, and waited 15 mins to go up in the lifts, but worth the visit.

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Munich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Sumitomo building still looks up- to- date so it's a bit hard to believe that it opened in 1974. The top two floors (51 and 52) are almost 200m tall, and house many restaurants, some good, some not so good, but all with amazing night views. One of the very best Teppanyaki restaurants is there (Seryna - ma cher... More 

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HONG KONG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I had a few hours hanging around in Shinjuku, went into the Shinjuku Sumitomo Bldg. Free admission to the observation deck, good look at the view of Shinjuku.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Open 10:00-22:00 I went to the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building and it was a great view of the city and Mt. Fuji! I would definitely recommend this only two other people their when I went!

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Singapore
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We chanced upon this observatory on the 51st floor quite by chance...we were going to try the Kobe beef restaurant on the 52nd floor. So if you'd like a free view of Tokyo without the crowds, go to this one. And if you like Kobe beef, fine dining style, try Sernya. Excellent service and excellent food. Their lunch set is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Some nice restaurants found on the upper floors and this is convenient if you are taking a long distance express bus by willer company. The bus stop is on the ground floor. I'd stay at the hotel rose garden if I catch a willer bus and it is within close walking distance.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

There are restaurants on the top 4 levels of the Sumitomo Building which are worth visiting for the food and the view. Choice of a few different types of Japanese including sushi, Italian, French and a good teppanyaki restaurant There is a free observation deck on Level 52 but the view is much better over at the observation deck across... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

One of many tall buildings in the Shinjuku area. I passed by this building for several days before I realized their was a food court on the upper floors and a free observation deck. It is free but the observation deck is located on just one side of the building so you do not get a 360 view of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great sky restaurants here, and this is the building for the night bus terminal. Take an hour and grab some coffee or pizza on the top floors.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

Nice view of Shinjuku Goen on the observation deck. Also good restaurants Seryna and Misono Kobe steak houses in same building

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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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