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

Great option instead of Tokyo tower as free and still having great views. Fantastic view of Mount Fuji from the south observation tower. There are explanations of landmarks which helps tourist identify the locations

Thank gryosy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Slightly out of the way- on the business district. However, if you want an excellent view of Tokyo from the sky- then this is free and easy to go to. I would say that the best viewpoint is within the cafe at the top (...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A pretty nice view of Tokyo. Fuji should be visible on a good day. Best part is that it's free if you don't want to fork out for the more popular towers.

Thank Cirri F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Major Plus Point is access to the observatory on the 45th Floor is absolutely free in comparison to the Entrance Fees that you Pay for the Tokyo Sky Tree Tower, although the ambience and grandeur of the Sky Tree Tower is something totally different and...More

Thank Dinyar1946
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked from Shinjuku Tozai Exit to the building. It was indeed a very long walk. Think about half an hour. Might have gotten out from the wrong exit. The queue to the observatory tower was not too Long and was very well Organised. We...More

Thank Partyof42014
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a good way to learn about Japanese government. Free tours are available and it was very informative.

1  Thank aoaltamirano
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed near this building in Shinjuku, so we came here at night. Only the South Tower is open after 5pm. It's free, after all! If you're in the area already, it's definitely worth it. There's a souvenir shop at the viewing area.

Thank tonglongtzu
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Incredible views of the city from different directions. Gift shop is pricey. Best tourist thing-to-do for free

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This building was conveniently located near our hotel. It offers great views of the surrounding area. Staff in the building is friendly and helpful. It is free and lines for elevators are short.

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the observation deck at the North Tower of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for a look at this huge city from an eagles viewpoint. Awesome place, get there about 9 am to miss the crowds later. Really easy to get to from Shinjuku station follow...More

Thank Bruce H
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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Can you just visit at your own leisure and go up to the top of do you HAVE to be part of a tour?
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
which building has the best view at day and night? the north or south building? thx
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.
Trip advisor says Mon-Fri until 6.45pm but .japan-guide.cm for example says North Observatory: 9:30 to 23:00 South Observatory: 9:30 to 17:30. Can anyone confirm the correct opening hours? I'm guessing the non TA times as I've seen people talk about going at night.
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