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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

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Address: 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-5321-1111
08:00 - 18:45
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:45
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The tallest building in Shinjuku, TMG No. 1 offers sweeping views of...

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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Great views of Tokyo

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

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank Angela L
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 signs to west exit and west underground plaza. Big tip, very easy via railway just... More 

Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant at the top is always at capacity so you will be lucky to get in, the gift shop is expensive, the view is cool but just a normal looking city from up there... If you're really looking for something to do then go for a look and a photo but not worth going out of your way for.

Thank daiadore
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great views of the city, and as entry is free it is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area!

Thank lucyk552
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The free access to both towers is a great opportunity to see Tokyo . The viewing levels are getting a little worn and tired though, probably due for an update.

Thank Megan W
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pick a fine day and travel to the viewing level for a great free view. Travelled as a (mature age Australian foodie) couple to Japan in April/May 2017 - extensively by JR rail, air BnB Tokyo, hotels elsewhere.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a view...and free! Follow the signs once you're in the building. Gift shop is interesting and cafe too. Great photo opportunity!

Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Welll managed queue, but didn't quite meet the hype. The building was old and the views average. I'd rather go to a rooftop bar and enjoy Tokyo views. The only highlight is that it's free so if you have time and nothing to do, feel free to go here!

Thank Shefali S
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thankful for a sunny day when we checked the place. Nice to be able to see a big part of the Tokyo skyline for free. A Souvenir shop and a restaurant were also available up top.

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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 cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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