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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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  • Poor1%
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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

You can have a nice view of Tokyo for free by taking the lift to the top. We have visited the building at night to have a night view of Tokyo which was very impressive. There is a souvenirs shop in the middle of the...More

Thank me6ke2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tower is free to get into. It has a great view of Shinjuku and surrounding areas from the observation deck. There is an expensive restaurant at the top and a souvenir shop that also sells some Olympic Games memorabilia. Come in the early evening...More

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is so rare to find an observation platform that does not charge an arm and a leg nowadays. But to find one that offers great views of the city free of charge? Almost unheard of! Our Japanese friend recommended we go to the Tokyo...More

Thank jmsgaz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take the elevator to the top for an amazing free view of Tokyo. They also have a gift shop at the top with some pretty cool souvenirs. Be prepared to cram into an elevator with lots of other tourists. But besides that, it was a...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's hard to give anything that provides excellent views free of charge anything lower than 5/5. This is exactly what you get here - free of charge and an all-round amazing view of Tokyo. I even recommend this place to people over the Tokyo Skytree,...More

1  Thank Ezra B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Can highly recommend this view point. It is free and you Can see all of Tokyo. The Line is fast and we stod in Line for max 10 min.

1  Thank Manta r
Reviewed 5 days ago

From the 45th floor you get a great 360 degree view of the city and it's fantastic and best of all it's FREE.The lift get's you to the public viewing floor in no time. You can spend as much time as you like up there,...More

1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are ideal to watch Tokyo on a nice day. The tops of both buildings offer a great (and free) view over all of Tokyo and on really good days, you can even see Mount Fuji.

1  Thank dhs9909
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to check out the view at night. We had a very short wait then we were there on the top floor w/ beautiful views of downtown Tokyo. They have 2 nice gift shops and a restaurant up there.

1  Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was less crowded although we still had to line up to go up the 45 th floor. Ride takes only a minute to go up and the view is a 360 degree of Tokyo. There is a...More

1  Thank combat66
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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19 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