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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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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Observation deck with 360 views of Tokyo City; easy to get to from Shinjuku station, just check opening times and go to the 48th floor to enjoy the view.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Tokyo is a HUGE CITY. It is hard to grasp how large Tokyo is Geographically. The views from the observation room ? area give you a good perspective. WHOA !!! huge And you can see Mt Fuji - yesterday was hazy but could still see...More

Thank venusbirth
Reviewed 2 days ago

Easy to get to from Shinjuku station, and allows you to view a 360 panorama of Tokyo from one of its tallest towers. Best part is that its free.

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The buildings have a free viewing floor (48th?) which is open to the public on most days during the year. Provides a good view of the city and further west than the Sky Tree and Tokyo Tower although we could not see Mount Fuji on...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had arrived in Tokyo early evening and wanted to get one tall building viewing experience during our stay. The literature was contradictory regarding the opening times for the towers, even the hotel staff were confused and in the end rang the building to find...More

Thank SteveF77
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take the free lift to the observation deck and enjoy the 360 degree view on a clear day. Allow at least 30 mins as the is often a line to take the lift down. Go on a weekday in the morning, its will likely be...More

Thank Josh R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

2 free observation decks in the government buildings. Located on the western side of Shinjuku, approximately 15 minute walk from the west exit of the station. Follow the signs. The south observatory closes around 5.30pm and there is a cafe and small souvenir area, and...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can ride to the top of the government building FREE and enjoy a great view of the city. There are signs directing you from the train, bus and subway station in Shinjuku. If you are not staying in Shinjuku you can get to the...More

Thank pamsanders
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The observatory can be reached by mtr. No entrance fee to be paid but I think it closes on a weekend. Note that you can go in the morning to avoid long lines. The observatory is at 45th floor. You can have a view of...More

Thank Tashjaz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It provides panoramic view for free of charge. It has two gates, north and south, just taking two different elevator on the ground floor. Most people use north' cz it givew you better angle and position to watch Mt. Fuji. Building is very high so...More

Thank 수현 백
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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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
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