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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 3 days ago via mobile

The top floor had a great view (360•) of Shinjuku. It was a cloudy day, but since it was right across our hotel we could pick and choose a better view👍🏽 If I had more time, I would have gone to Skytree to get a...More

Thank cclum
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beatiful place. The view is fantastic. The building is superb. Easy to find. The best? Free. I recommend

Thank Gustavo S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really nice views. We took the elevator up and enjoyed 30 minutes in the evening. Would probably worth it to arrive before sunset.

Thank stefanbei83
Reviewed 6 days ago

There's a few "high view" experiences available in Tokyo, but I think the Met Govt Building wins out because it's free, and also because you can see the Sky Tree and other towers from it, so much better for photo opportunities. Amazing views both across...More

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 6 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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.

2  Thank chaxta
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
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