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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
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08:00 - 18:45
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:45
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Free view on Tokyo

This building is situated in Shinjuku, just near the Tochomae subway station. We went on builind I since the other one was closed. After a little queue for the elevator, we went... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This building is situated in Shinjuku, just near the Tochomae subway station. We went on builind I since the other one was closed. After a little queue for the elevator, we went straight up the 45th floor. Weather was very good so we so the Mount Fuji ! You also have a nicr souvenir shop there. A restaurant is gonna... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel was directly across from here, so we were lucky to see the day & night view! Great views from every angle, information boards telling you what your looking at. Cute little boutique gift shop inside too! Did I mention it's free!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent place to get a view of Tokyo. Gave you a real sense of the size of the city and how spread out it is. Easy to get to. Worth it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely recommend a trip to the observation room of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings! High up on the 45th floor.... with a restaurant and plenty of souvenir shops up the top. You can see Mt Fuji on a clear day! And best of all - ITS FREE!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good place to look at the view from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admission to observation deck was free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best free view of the city skyline. You get almost all the angles of Tokyo city. The observation deck is on the 45th floor and it is indoors with a very reflective glass. So get ready to press your cameras and phones into the glass, otherwise you're photos might get ruined by the glare. I'v seen people use their jackets... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of angles to view Tokyo. They have stores and stuff near the observation deck, so children don't get too bored. Security checks right before entering the elevator and you'll have to wait for more people to join before the guard allows you to go up. Good practice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great free view of city- including Fuji if the weather near Fuji allows. You are whisked up in the elevator. Staff are very helpful. Also fantastic is the display of food products from each prefecture that are for sale at reasonable prices. Great if it's your last day in Japan or if you want to buy a range of things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great views from the free observation deck. And there's a gift shop with some funny bits to buy. I bought a superhero keyring with my face on!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went up the North Observation Tower at opening time, 9:30am. It was easy to find, a quick bag search and up you go to enjoy the lovely free view. Highly recommended on a clear day.

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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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