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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%
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“free view” (216 reviews)
“observation deck” (228 reviews)
“south tower” (162 reviews)
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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We only managed to get into the North tower as we arrived around 7pm. The view is still stunning from here and you can spot the Skytree and Tokyo Tower in the distance amongst various other significant buildings. There is a cafe here in one...More

Thank msg84
Reviewed yesterday

We decided to go to the government building before paying to go to the top of the skytree or Tokyo tower. We had great views and it was free entry so we spent time doing other site seeing in order to see as much as...More

Thank Patsy1962
Reviewed 2 days ago

A no charge experience to view Tokyo and the distance from 45 floors up. Closeby to Shinjuku subway / train station.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Free entrance for the tower's observation floor. Overlooks Tokyo and you can see Mt. Fuji from there.

Thank Sindbad2007
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although not as high as Tokyo Tower or Skytree a very good way to look over Greater Tokyo is to visit this observation pount and its free!!The volunteer guides are happy to walk around with you and explain the views and give some history insights....More

Thank valw77
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You will see most of tokyo from up here...and it's free... There are also volunteer guides to assist you and a cafe at the viewing gallery to rest your feet....

Thank Julian F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tokyo is rather expensive, but the observation decks at the Tokyo Metropolitan buildings proved that one does not have to splurge to get a nice view of Tokyo. Now there is a North and a South tower, with different operating hours (and views naturally)so it...More

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 4 days ago

Free viewpoint! Unlike a lot of viewpoints this one is free, with explanation of what you can see and a decent gift-shop.

Thank Douwe d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a spot to observe Tokyo for free, but not much else to do there. The gardens outside are part of the attraction.

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can go up to the 45th floor in this building for free - great views of Shinjuku from the top - also a restaurant up there and a toy shop

Thank Munchies-please
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