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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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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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  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

This really is a "must-see," especially if you do not have time (or money) to go to Tokyo Sky Tree or Tokyo Tower. Take the subway Oedo line to Tochomae & use Exit A4. When you get to the building, take the elevator from the...More

Thank Arvilla F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Most places charge for this. E.g. Tokyo Tower and Skytree. Even if the queue is long, you move rather quickly. Go anytime. There are restaurants and shops. Didn't try the restaurants. They were fully booked when we were up there anyway. Checked the shops. Don't...More

Thank Penh1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visit this place for free either day or night. The view is spectacular at night. There is a restaurant there as well as two shops to get souvenirs.

Thank freedana301
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Seriously if you want to save some money and avoid Skytree or Tokyo Tower this is just as good and free. We did all three and I actually enjoyed this one the most. Visit both sides if time allowed you too. A cheap day out...More

Thank MadamT9
Reviewed 4 days ago

We skipped all the paid ones and it was great. Officers and staff at this Tokyo building were incredibly kind and helpful. Once on top you can spend as much as you like and even have a coffee, we got some postcards here. They also...More

Thank Adriana T
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can have a nice view of Tokyo for free by taking the lift to the top. We have visited the building at night to have a night view of Tokyo which was very impressive. There is a souvenirs shop in the middle of the...More

Thank me6ke2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tower is free to get into. It has a great view of Shinjuku and surrounding areas from the observation deck. There is an expensive restaurant at the top and a souvenir shop that also sells some Olympic Games memorabilia. Come in the early evening...More

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is so rare to find an observation platform that does not charge an arm and a leg nowadays. But to find one that offers great views of the city free of charge? Almost unheard of! Our Japanese friend recommended we go to the Tokyo...More

Thank jmsgaz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Take the elevator to the top for an amazing free view of Tokyo. They also have a gift shop at the top with some pretty cool souvenirs. Be prepared to cram into an elevator with lots of other tourists. But besides that, it was a...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's hard to give anything that provides excellent views free of charge anything lower than 5/5. This is exactly what you get here - free of charge and an all-round amazing view of Tokyo. I even recommend this place to people over the Tokyo Skytree,...More

1  Thank Ezra B
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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20 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
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.
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