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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 good40%
  • 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

Great view. Free to visit. Observation level offers great views and helpful guides speak good English and are happy to point out interesting places. Good shop on site

Thank Corinne V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was originally plan to go to Tokyo tower deck, however was told that this one is free of charge. Being a budget traveller, we decided to visit this building instead. View is super good to see worlds biggest city (it's super big indeed), however not...More

Thank masmashu
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place provides a 360 degree view of Tokyo for free and is nice and quiet...it does not have the chaos of Skytree or Tokyo Tower. There is a nice gift shop on the top too, we went to the North Tower, I am not...More

Thank Waxmanloilee
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome free activity. We went up the south tower on a clear morning and saw Mt Fuji. Had a shop selling goods from all different prefectures and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Can't see waiting in line or spending money to visit anything...More

Thank Tricia Z
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If someone has told me that I can get spectacular free views of Tokyo skyline, without the need to get into long queues, with a choice of 2 observatory decks to choose from, and all of these for free, I would find that hard to...More

Thank Herbert C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you're in the Shinjuku area, this is worth doing. Queues aren't too bad, it's free to enter, and the view is really good. There are also explanatory panels on the windows so you've some idea what you're looking at. Easy access and friendly staff

Thank FamilyTraveller1012
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's just something you need to see if you're in tokyo! The view from the top it's a really nice spot for a lot of cool shots,plus it's free

Thank nether D
Reviewed 5 days ago

This proves not all of Tokyo is expensive. Since this is free, best to go on both a day and night time to see the Tokyo cityscape in different angles and moods. The space below also has a number of sculptures.

Thank chi p
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Go in the morning so there is no long waiting line. We arrived there at around 10.00 am. The view is supposed to be one of the best of tokyo and it is for free.

Thank saskia773
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great alternative to overpriced Tokyo Sky Tree. Admission is free and building is open until 11pm. The views are remarkable and the place is accessible via public transport so definitely worth a trip regardless of where it Tokyo you're staying. There is...More

Thank IzzyS_87
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