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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:45
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings is known because of two panoramic observation decks, one in each tower on floor 45which are free of charge to the public. You can also buy souvenirs there or drink a tea or beer with a view on Tokyo. Really well...More

Thank pawel_hbg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A surprise to find something for free in Tokyo! The views are great and no crowds....guess folks want to pay big bucks and fight crowds at newer sites. It was a delight to stroll around the 45th floor to see some great views of Tokyo....More

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

Only negative is that we found it hard to find the entrance to the towers that you go up in to see the great view. I can't/don't want to try and explain as I am still confused. Google that before you go. We were told...More

1  Thank toniwithani
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fab views and quiet and we were even lucky enough to see Mount Fuji in the distance. Brilliant too that it was free

Thank Tony and Sarah G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good view from top, you can enjoy in sunny day, can buy souvenirs and see around. It is free to go there.

Thank 369Maia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a very good place to go and see Tokyo from above if you don't want to pay the ticket prices for the skytree . We went up just after sunset to see the lights and it was beautiful. Only downside is, as it...More

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much worth making the trek to this building for good views of the city. The windows weren't very clean, so taking night time pictures wasn't the easiest thing to do. The best views are also reserved for the restaurant - there are a few...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going up the South Tower provides a wonderful opportunity to see all around the city of Tokyo from the 45th floor. It is free and there is no limit on time you can spend.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago

visit it during the day to explore inside as its' exterior was very impressive and grand. There is a super cool gift shop up there.

Thank 290loriar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building needs improvement with their wheelchair services. It was quite hard when after dinner, they wouldn't let us out on the usual area where you enter, where our chauffeur could pick us up easily with my physically disabled uncle. They made it easy to...More

Thank katelim_87
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