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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

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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 27 March 2014

We dropped by after a day trip to Hakone as it is only a ten minute walk from Shinjuku station. Unfortunately, the south tower had closed by then (1730) so we had to enter the north tower observatory. There are some great views, especially as...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank SRFamily
Reviewed 25 March 2014

There are many places where you can look down on Tokyo city. Some charge a lot and you may have to queue for quite a long time. This one is free and the queue is small. The observatory is on the 45th floor and on...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Fortunately, it was free. I was told that one could sight Mount Fuji on a clear day and February was not a good time with a day snow in tow. But the briefing given by the free friendly guide was good – informative. I enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Thermoprofessor
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Well worth a visit, particularly as it is free to enter. I went up at sunset midweek which was an ideal time to visit. The cafe/bar at the top also looks out over the centre of Tokyo and was a nice relaxing way to watch...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

The free observatory on the 45th floor is probably one of the best views over the city, truly worth a visit

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Joao_PT
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Get there early for no lines. The North Tower has the best views and gift shops. Too cloudy when we went to see Mt Fugi. There is also a rest room on the same level. One seat, one squat.

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank kmethvin
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

I think anyone visiting Tokyo should make this a priority - it's free of charge after all. Wonderful view from both towers - you can even see Fuji on a clear day.

Thank Lindamartina
Reviewed 16 March 2014

A good spot to get a free helicopter view of Shinjuku & the broader Tokyo. Visited on a weekend, wasn't crowded. Would recommend.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Maitlandboy
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Fantastic views from the observation deck on the 45th floor however ensure you head up on a clear day to see further. The toy shop on her Northern Observatory is filled with fun souvenirs, a photo booth and places to make your face on a...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Travellersamm
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Why pay for a view in any city? They all have a free one. The TMG has done a great job of offering visitors a wonderful view of Tokyo. Super clean; great facilities; wonderful staff from ground floor to top. Clean benches to sit and...More

Date of experience: March 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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Anwar U
28 August 2018|
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Response from JeanD1066 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. The TMG building is about a 15 min walk to the west of Shinjuku Station. If your hotel is on the same side then it’ll be easy. If your hotel is to the east of Shinjuku station then you need to allow extra time to... More
23 February 2018|
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Response from TheChadi | Reviewed this property |
To visit the buildings themselves and have a tour of the government buildings that is accurate. But, the observation decks are open till late and run on a schedule which you can see on their website. Note that the south and... More
20 April 2017|
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Response from RegK85 | Reviewed this property |
you can visit at your own leisure. No need for a tour.