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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:45 PM
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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 11 May 2014 via mobile

What a view. Nice place. It is for free. We saw it sunday morning and there were no crowds. Easy to find and there r other tourist infomarion in the building as well.

Thank gocegd
Reviewed 9 May 2014

The views from both the observatories in both towers are beyond words. It is one of the best (and free!) ways to get a real feel for how huge Tokyo is. Both towers have a gift shop and cafe area where you can pick up...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Go to the south tower first as it closed by 5 pm, north tower closed by 8 pm but it's unless as most of the view can be seen by south and in the north's best view is block by restaurant. If going for both,...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Desapro
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Very impressive, surrounding area is great too, it's clean and there is a park and water fall, sometimes a market too, lots of big buildings

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Innes P
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Went there early Sunday afternoon, not much of a queue and everything was orderly and moved quickly. Please note that there are separate lifts for the North and South Towers. Great views and there's a souvenir shop up on the 45th floor too. Worth going...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank hviv
Reviewed 5 May 2014

It's hard to argue with free entry! It's actually a pretty good view of the city, with a restaurant and souvenir shop. Would recommend going around ~5pm to catch pictures of the day-view, and then stay until ~6-6:30pm to also catch the night-view with all...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank MissDietitian
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We followed the recomendations from other trip advisor reviewers and we did not regret. High enough (you do not need to go higher to see the city from the top) - on good days it seems you can even see Mont Fuji... No queues... at...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank NAF22
Reviewed 4 May 2014

You can see Mount Fuji on a clear day - great views of Tokyo and it was free entry. The observatory restaurant prices seemed reasonable considering its location (menu out the front, didn't eat there)

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank DaisieB
Reviewed 30 April 2014

The view was not the best compared to other places in Tokyo but it was free. Also, there was a good souvenir shop inside so overall it was a positive experience.

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank N_K
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Great views from the top of the towers, they say you can see Mt. Fuji on a clear day, but whether you can or not the views of the city are magnificent. There is hardly no wait to go up the elevators and the operators...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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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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Response from Grinch85 | Reviewed this property |
As was said before just take the train and get off at shinjuku. Just remember that shinjuku station is enormous so make sure you take the exit on the same side as the building