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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 29 March 2014

We visited this building on a walking tour of the city. A great place to view the city. on a clear day you can see Mt. Fuji.

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank ppbcup
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth of visit!! It's free and down stairs there is a tourist information centre where you can find new info about current exhibitions in Tokyo and a lot of materials about all 47 prefectures. The stuff is very helpful and kind. On a clear...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We were shown this place by our host family as an alternate to other places which were expensive and further from our accommodation. The view was fantastic - you could see almost all of Tokyo and we were lucky enough to see Mt Fuiji in...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank MonMika
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
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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
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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.

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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