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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

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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 2 days ago via mobile

The shinjuku government building observation floor is an essential must see during any visit to Tokyo! The views are stunning and access is free! The shop and cafe are also worth a visit but the views themselves are certainly the highlight.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 76ollies
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The metropolitan government building has a free observation terrace on floor 45. The elevator ride takes 50 seconds. Great panoramic views of Tokyo. Very short lines, waited less than 5 minutes. There is a gift shop and cafe at the observation terrace

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank haileythegolden
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This attraction is free! That's a huge positive. You get a cool view of Shinjuku and the surrounding prefectures. The downside? Lines are long going down and up. I spent about an hour waiting round trip. If you're visiting in the winter, expect to regret...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KevinByTheAir
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can go for free to the top. The north tower until 23 hours. Totally worth it because you dont have to pay.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank marumiya
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great value for money cause this is free !! Just find your way there and you can get great views of Tokyo skyline for free . A nice restaurant there too as well as places to pick up souveniers.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bish-sg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome visit at night!! Beautiful lights of Tokyo for as gas as the eye could see!! Lovely gift shop there as well. Great for kids of all ages. Easy access and staff very friendly.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bus tours going to fuji and takayama are all underground. Google map doesnt say so.it is quite a big place to get lost in.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 872kittyk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As said in the title this is a nice free alternative way to get the city views to Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo tower. It is open till late, at least one of the entrances is and is not very crowded. I went there in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Grinch85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The government building offers you a pretty good view over Tokyo and it is for free. It might not be the best viewing point in the town since there is some high buildings surrounding it on some sides, who are blocking the view. You do...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JesperSwedin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic opportunity to view Tokyo from 45th floor right out to mount Fuji. Very happy to recommend a visit - well organised and worthwhile.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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Anwar U
August 28, 2018|
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Response from JeanD1066 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. The TMG building is about a 15 min walk to the west of Shinjuku Station. If your hotel is on the same side then it’ll be easy. If your hotel is to the east of Shinjuku station then you need to allow extra time to... More
February 22, 2018|
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Response from TheChadi | Reviewed this property |
To visit the buildings themselves and have a tour of the government buildings that is accurate. But, the observation decks are open till late and run on a schedule which you can see on their website. Note that the south and... More
April 19, 2017|
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Response from RegK85 | Reviewed this property |
you can visit at your own leisure. No need for a tour.