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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 yesterday via mobile

Followed the advice of others (TA reviews) then the signs from Shinjuku station for a night view of Tokyo. Of course there was a queu but only a twenty minute wait which was well worth it. And it's free!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If u want to see Tokyo from the roof for free just go there, take lift to the last floor and enjoy the view. U can also find few small souvenir shop and a restaurant.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank zar46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumble upon this and recalled I read so Where that you can see Tokyo for free - indeed you can/ go to the basement to take the lift to 45th floor and enjoy the view of Tokyo from day to night. Enjoy!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pakc2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From Shibuya station, this was a long walk through several travellators. When we finally reached the building, there was a Super long queue. The wait took about 40mins just to get to the elevator. The elevator ride to the TOP floor was swift. The observatory...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LP0700
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free place to see Tokyo from a height. if you have visited this place then you can avoid Sky Tree. Visit this place on a sunny day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PCM199
Reviewed 1 week ago

small queues , well organised , great view over the city, stays open till after dark , well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hou204
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In such an expensive city as Tokyo it is rare to come across anything that is free - especially when it is well worth paying money for. We visited on a sunny Saturday morning after visiting the flea market in the park. There was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank akmacca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because it's free. Only waited about 5-10 minutes on a weekday afternoon to get up to 45th floor. The South tower was closed for renovation. We went up north tower. Not sure if both were being used to get up normally. Anyway observation deck has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IVegas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go early so you don’t have to wait in the queue. We went to the north tower as I believe the south is closed for renovations There’s someone to guide you to the lift or just follow the crowd The lift goes to the 40th...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SGC60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously being a free attraction this is very popular but the queue is well managed and moves quickly. The views are worth seeing and on the day we went Mount Fuji was visible. There is a restaurant at the top and although we didn't eat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Warks
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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
29 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.