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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“observation deck” (241 reviews)
“free view” (220 reviews)
“south tower” (169 reviews)
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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

I wanted to have a city view from Tokyo but because I did not have too much time in the city and did not want to spend a lot of money, I discovered that you can visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building for an amazing...More

Thank PaulistanaCA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was excellent given the lack of lines and the great views from 200m up. Tip for first timers, u can do both the north and south building which are both the same. Pick the smaller line and don't follow the lemmings to the long...More

Thank Murray F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went up to the 45 level to have a panaromatic view of Tokyo's skyscrapers. It's free to enter and opens till 11.00pm.

Thank Belle N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s free and a must to visit. The observation deck on the 48th floor gives a city view of a large part of Tokyo. I was even lucky to have a good view of my Fuji. Do visit both the north and south towers. And...More

Thank Gabe25
Reviewed 4 days ago

Staying at a nearby hotel I went up to the viewing floors a few times to get my bearings in Tokyo.The views are excellent and the tourist items on display are beautifully designed and packaged. The helpful English speaking volunteers told me some local history...More

Thank Tasro
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this free viewing platform as it was near to our hotel. It’s old, outdated with poor viewing areas. The lighting at night reflects off the glass stopping any decent photos. We went at night to find a restaurant blocking all the decent views....More

1  Thank AusGC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is very easy and free to travel up the 46 floors of this public building at the top of which is a beautiful view of Tokyo. Highly recommend getting up there early on a clear day when Mount Fuji is visible. Lacks the engineering...More

1  Thank Glutton22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You probably still want to go to Tokyo Skytree after visiting the Government Building but considering that this one is free I think everybody should go if you have the time. Not a lot to do or see near the building but it’s only five...More

Thank Ringo_Cad
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the highest skyscraper in Tokyo with an interesting architecture, but, the best attraction is its observation floor which is open to the public for a fee. With 360º views of the city, on a clear day you can see al the way to...More

Thank Francisco V
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After spending a few days in Tokyo and in different locations we decided to head to the tower. Great view from up there, is definitely worth a trip up to have a look.

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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
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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