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Shinjuku Sumitomo Building

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Address: 2-6-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture

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Not worth your time

There are some nice restaurants in this building but as a tourist attraction, there is nothing much to see.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
Tokyo and California
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Tokyo and California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

There are some nice restaurants in this building but as a tourist attraction, there is nothing much to see.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Used to love this building 20 years ago for high-rise food. It's feeling a bit older now and there are newer options nearby such as Opera City which feel a bit nicer.

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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The view from the Shinjuku Sumitomo building is well worth seeing. Take the very comfortably fast elevator to the 51st floor! it is free.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A moribund looking office block that has outstanding restaurants on levels 49 upwards. During our 4 day stay in Tokyo, we went there twice - to Banya (level 49, near the restrooms - signs are in Japanese) and to Mon Cher Ton Ton (level 52)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Sake and Japanese cuisine. Absolutely fantastic! The staff make an effort to speak English but it's 100% Japanese. The food is delicious, I recommend the sashimi! The selection of sakes and drinks is wide and wonderful. The views over the city are fantastic.

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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 cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.