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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 2 days ago via mobile

Free-observation decks over 202 meters, with a broad view of Tokyo and the surroundings, including Mount Fuji and the Tokyo Skytree. The two-towers complex is a project of the famous architect Kenzo Tange.

Thank Helio C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is worth a trip up to floor 45. A great view and it is free. Apparently there are a few buildings in Tokyo that you can go up to an observatory level for free. I only tried this one. It was free when I...More

Thank dek2105
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a chance to view Tokyo at night from the Tokyo government building and it’s free! They are open until 11:00 pm. After a nice walk and a great dinner- a nice place to view Tokyo. But it’s sad that there were numerous homeless people...More

Thank TessiEric R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Being right across the street at the Hyatt, we were able to visit the observation deck in the morning and evening. Great views of Tokyo and the surrounding mountains although we weren't able to see MT Fuji due to distant overcast. On the first floor...More

Thank emdpetey
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings are a 15-minute walk from the JR train station, and offer a free visit to their observation deck. We went later in the afternoon to avoid the longer queues, so there was a reasonable 15-minute wait for the elevator. The...More

Thank Monty S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very cool observatory on 45 floor. Go at night to see the city below. Be prepared to wait 30 plus minutes. We were able to see fireworks from afar. The buildings light up at night.

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free admission to the observation floor of the building(45th floor). Two observation floors one in the north tower and one in the south tower. South tower closed for renovation at time of our visit. Bag search before going up. Staff are very helpful and friendly.Good...More

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The South tower is closed for renovation until Spring 2019. This is free so we should not complain. The biggest thing for me is that if you go up there hoping to take good photos - good luck. People put their hands on the glasses...More

Thank Want2GoHome
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is close to metro train station, it is free and is on the 45th floor. The view is nice and you can scan the bar code and download info to your phone. We went up in the evening to see the night view. I...More

Thank Doubleggs
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came at night to see the cityscape and it was, of course, magnificent, but a bit like a train station with all the lines and jostling. Maybe they were backed up because security was doing bag checks of everyone headed up. There were signs...More

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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
28 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.