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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Its free view of all Tokyo from 45th Floor. They have South & North Buildings, so dont forget to visit both.

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Vilmante777
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We walked 15 mins-20 mins from Shinjuku station. Went up to North observatory as the South observatory was closed at 530pm. No entrance fee. Took a elevator to 45th floor for the view.

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank MLI_MLI
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Free entry and no queue. Great view. Full of locals so that tells me its not a tourist trap. It was a bit hazy the day we visited but on a clear day you can see Mt Fuji from the south tower.

Thank bakeha
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Free city view during day and night from 45-th floor. Great way to see Tokyo from above. Souvenir shop inside.

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Goran M
Reviewed 19 April 2014

With a bright day you can get to ser Fuji and many of Tokyo landmarks. In winter also tokyo tower lit up. summer and spring it clases to early to get to see the lights at night. It is free.

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank leti p
Reviewed 18 April 2014

One of the best places to go to if you're not willing to fork out 2000yen for Tokyo Skytree but still get a good view of this amazing metropolitan. Be sure to pop by if you're in the Shinjuku area.

Date of experience: March 2014
2  Thank EJ_Heng
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Impossible to miss, there are directions here from Shinjuku Station and the building itself is impossible to miss. The views are great (not as good as Tokyo Skytree, but its free, so you have no right to complain) and you can see Mt Fuji on...More

Date of experience: January 2014
1  Thank ash_skywalker10
Reviewed 17 April 2014

The 42nd floor observation rooms in the two towers are free to access and open into the evening. We were lucky to visit on a sunny day when Mt Fuji was visible in the distance which was great. There is also a tourist advice centre...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank gaijin86
Reviewed 17 April 2014

After hear about the two hour wait at Sky Tree (just to purchase tickets!) we decided to divert to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office instead. No tickets required. No line when we arrived at 4pm (although there were corrals set up for a longer line)...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Audrey N
Reviewed 16 April 2014

View from 45 floor observation deck is quite breath taking. We went up both the North and South Decks. The tourist information center is very helpful.

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