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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office

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Address: 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5321-1111
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8:00 am - 6:45 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The tallest building in Shinjuku, TMG No. 1 offers sweeping views of...

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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Tokyo up high

Great way to see the city on a fine day and it's free. Choice of aspect - north or south observatory - can see Mt Fuji as well

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bede C

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good view of Shinjuku though you will still be inside the observatory. Unlike the one in Osaka where you will be outside on top of the building

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great way to see the city on a fine day and it's free. Choice of aspect - north or south observatory - can see Mt Fuji as well

Thank Bede C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go up to the top floor and you can get an idea of how enormous Tokyo is! There is no charge and there are lots of souvenirs for sale.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited at night and unfortunately the view was obscured by a partly cloudy/foggy Tokyo sky. Still it was worth to visit. I find it extremely attractive that the sight is free of charge.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

its nothing special to see from up there. so boring just look at the building from the outside and thats about it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went on a weekday, one of the tower was closed. The queue was well organised & it took 10 to 15 min. Great view, you can see very far ahead on a clear sunny day. There's a restaurant (set meals were reasonably priced) & 2 souvenirs booths. Worth visiting since it's free of charge. Tips: Do check the opening... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office is locate near Shinjuku station. There are two towers that you can see Tokyo view from the observation decks at 45 floors for free! First thing you need to know is entrance is look like construction site do not be hesitate go stead my find an elevator to 45 floor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this in expectation to catch breath taking view of Tokyo. It turned out the weather was not in our favour but good stop nonetheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must do for great views of the city, we were lucky enough to have a volunteer guide explain some key facts. The best thing is that it's free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are in the area, don't miss out on this sometimes overlooked attraction. The building offers free lookout points from its north and south towers (I recommend you do the southern tower as better sights are had). Also, in the mid-levels, you can access the government workers' cafeteria from where one can purchase a cheap but yet delicious lunch.

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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.
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