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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I went here because of the proximity to my hotel. The observation deck is free, as other reviewers have noted, and you get great views of the city. That alone would be enough if this was something that interested you. It's also not too far...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Go here and be surprised by the amount of Japanese people who enjoy the view. Yes, and it's great for understanding the size of the city.

Thank MarieMalmo
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This observation deck is great, you can see all around the city, the mountain range far away and the Tokyo Tower and Skytree without having to pay. There is also an interesting souvenir section with food from all over Japan available. I would recommend going...More

Thank soononaroad
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Observatory on top of this government building is definitely worth a visit. The views of Tokyo are absolutely spectacular and its 100% FREE. There are 2 separate towers, north and south, we chose to go up the South tower, as looking at the map,...More

Thank Chris_DJ_Bear_Acton
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Hey, it's a free 360° of a beautiful city, so why wouldn't you go? I got there early, 9:30am and the line was super short. You do have to go through security and they check your bag, but that's to be expected as this is...More

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 24 October 2016

It is one of the highest skyscrapers and it is possible to have a 360 view of Tokyo for free. It is possible to see both Skytree and Tokyo Tower from above (whenever is not too cloudy). From outside, the building is amazingly well designed...More

Thank Larissa K
Reviewed 24 October 2016

It is difficult to describe how magnificent and overwhelming the view of Tokyo is from the observation deck. In every direction you can see the city disappear into the distance, millions of people beneath your gaze. A great perspective on this living metropolis!

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The big windows reflect a lot the light inside the building so avoid the visit if your main goal is taking nice pictures from the top of the building. There is a shop with lot of thing to buy on the top floor.

Thank Saliag
Reviewed 23 October 2016

There are other higher points of panorama view in Tokyo, but I would definitely recommend this one as you can see all what you need to see and it is for free. We went just before sunset and could see the day-night transition. Superb

Thank tronkus
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Free observation deck, under cover, overlooks all Tokyo and out to Mt Fuji. Has a gift shop and restaurant.

Thank briangBaildon
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