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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 17 November 2011

The viewing from the TMG is a wonderful experience. It gave us a bird's eye view of Shinkuku and seeminly the rest of Central tokyo. Seeing the place from above allowed us to orient ourselves which really helped in our walking tour. The best part...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

there's a south & north observation deck, which you can visit both with a direct elevator to the 45th floor, if u visit in nov, do note to go around 4pm, where u can see the sunset & the sky turn dark blue, which is...More

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

I accessed the top level to get a view of the city and Mt Fiji, pretty impressive and nice that is was free!

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank angusboy02
Reviewed 7 November 2011

We visited the observatory in the South Tower of the complex. There are windows all around the observatory floor & the night-time views are excellent. You can really get a feel of the expanse of Tokyo city. Its a pity that one cannot shoot clean...More

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank nikhilkardale
Reviewed 5 November 2011

The observation floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building provides excellent (and free, unlike the equally interesting views from Sunshine City 60) views of Tokyo. When we went up we were lucky enough to be able to see Mt. Fuji as well. Highly recommended for...More

Date of experience: June 2011
Thank arkleseizure
Reviewed 20 October 2011

This government building has free guided tours, just go to the tourist office downstairs from the main entrance. Even if you don't want a tour you can just take the lifts to the 45th floor where there is an observatory giving 360 views of the...More

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank Inglanna
Reviewed 15 October 2011

If you are in the West Shinjuku area be sure to take a trip to the observation deck of the TGO building. It's free and there are great views of the city in all directions. We couldn't see Mt Fuji through the summer smog but...More

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank scotmum
Reviewed 13 October 2011

This building is practically a wonder - and certainly most impressive. We found quite a bit of interest in it (and last time we were there we were given a personal tour of the building. It was free.) However, the observation tower was unairconditioned and...More

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank sidneyxx
Reviewed 30 September 2011

Get there early to avoid the line. Take your camera. It doesn't take long to see the view but you may find yourself gazing for a while.

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank RobinB259
Reviewed 9 September 2011

Choice of 2 observation decks. Only building two is open late.

Date of experience: September 2011
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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