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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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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

I appreciate that I get to view the whole of Tokyo from above at no cost at all. This is truly a treat for many budget travellers. The view from above is an experience and it should be in your itinerary!

Thank Alexandrafwm
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went at lunchtime on our last day in the city we choose to do the north veiw and it was breathtaking. we didn't have to queue and the staff were lovely. it is extremely warm in the building though which made it slightly uncomfortable....More

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Last September, I visited Sky tree to enjoy the view from the top. I paid 2060 Yen for the observatory. But here this is 45 floor, they have much wider view and it is FREE! Personally, I prefer the view here than sky tree which...More

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must do if you are visiting Tokyo. Incredible views and completely free. Within walking distance of anywhere in Shinjuku. The South tower is the best.

1  Thank chaxta
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not sure if it is open to public but the building is big and there is connector bridge to the building across it. Nice to be photographed there.

Thank halimran7
Reviewed 2 days ago

Try visiting during the government business hours. Otherwise it is a bit tricky to find the entrance. They offer free English guide if you wish. I saw a huge Mt. Fuji from the observation deck. It was beautiful. The building observation deck has a coffee...More

Thank KipperMisty
Reviewed 2 days ago

No charge to get to the top of this modern office building and see a 360 degree view of Tokyo. On a clear day see Mt Fuji in the distance. You won't spend more than 45 minutes on all depending if there is a wait...More

Thank 6sandy6
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s great that Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building observation deck is open to public and it is open till late at night. The view of Tokyo is spectacular at the top! Thousands of red lights flashing all around the city.

Thank LoveIStanbul365
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very nice place to view Tokyo's amazing skyline!! Buildings everywhere and it is a view to be seen. On a good day you can see Mt Fuji. We only went to the south building. 15 mins up here is all you need.

Thank veronicaly
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is an observatory on the north and south side. We did both around 5pm. Was a rainy night so view less clear but still great. Would recommend to anyone wanting an aerial view of Tokyo that is free to access.

Thank 5fromAustralia
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