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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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All reviews free view observation deck north tower mt fuji degree view souvenir shop nice view free of charge night view free attraction top floor shinjuku station free entrance observatory elevator skytree queue
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Reviewed yesterday

Quite a long queue to get in. So get there and be prepared to wait. But its worth the wait because up there, you see the entire Japan with all the landmark buildings in Tokyo. Nice cafe up there for you to enjoy yourself and...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The towers are actually good at and the observatory deck as well. The only thing is that Tokyo is not that fascinating from above. You can see some skyscrapers and a good view of the city. However, the skytree tower's best view is reserved by...More

Thank Mahmoud E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A elevator to the top and you get to a touristy floor with souvenir shops and a restaurant (overpriced). The view is good for the being free. A queue for the elevator back down, but it moves fast.

Thank Sjur H
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building to have a view of Tokyo. We were not disappointed. The views were excellent and we highly recommend going at night to see the lights.

Thank Sean Roy D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The view of the Tokyo Skyline from the FREE observation deck was amazing. Can be busy, but worth the wait in line.

Thank Lyall F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the observation deck after dinner and the views were great. It took us a while to find the entrance but the guards were very helpful. I imagine the queue to get in can be long at times but we got straight in...More

Thank T0ny_O1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you have time to visit here, it’s probably worth it depending on the weather and how clear the skies are.

Thank fancytravelreviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

The building is the symbol of Tokyo Shinjyuku Area, Office Building of Tokyo Metoropolitan Government.Access is a little hard for the first visitor intended to get off trains at Shinjyuku Station as the walking distance is 10 minutes and the station is tremendously huge and...More

Thank NewYork5555
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good view and relatively easy to get to. You can walk straight from the Shinjuku-Ku station via the underpass

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s such a strange thing that you can find an observation deck with a 360 degrees view FOR FREE! It’s a good point that the government building offers this experience to everybody. Congratulations to the city government for it.

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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 RegK2014 | Reviewed this property |
you can visit at your own leisure. No need for a tour.