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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office

Address: 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5321-1111
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Ranked #2 of 67 Attractions in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The tallest building in Shinjuku, TMG No. 1 offers sweeping views of Tokyo--all the way to Mt. Fuji...
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Type: Government Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Owner description: 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, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A free view can be hard to find in Tokyo. If you're in Shinjuku, take time to stop by the metropolitan building and check out the view. You can see the bay from the South Tower and on a good clear day you can see Fuji form the North.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Free, efficient lifts to the top of the building (there are two towers, pretty much the same view). Definitely can see all the way to Mt Fuji, as well as jawdropping view of most of Tokyo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I liked it because the view from the 45th floor is fantastic and the entry is free. When I went I could see Mount Fuji and Tokyo Sky Tree .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It's always good to go to a free top attraction! No queues on a saturday, so we went up both the north and south towers. Fuji wasn't visible, but it was exciting to see weather systems roll down over the mountains and hills in front of it. We took a cheap (Y1000/£5.20) curry lunch at the top with views towards... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Super easy to get to- signs will point you to an underground thoroughfare all the way to the doorstep. It is free and the views are great. Be warned at the top its just all shops of souvenirs etc.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It is great that you can get this view from a tall building for free BUT it is pretty busy and the floor that you view from is basically a tourist shop and restaurant. I would recommend getting there to watch the sunset, but get there early as there will be long lines for the elevator. Nighttime is good too... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

What more can you say, it's clean, it's free and the observation deck on the 45 floor offers great views of Tokyo...on the day we went we could even see Mt Fuji with snow on top. There is a cafe on the same floor if you want to stay for a while, toilets and a gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Easily reached from MTR. Quick lift to the viewing level and wrap around windows for good views. Hard to stop taking photographs .May see Mt Fuji on a good day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There are a few different options you can take if you want to get a birds-eye view of Tokyo (the Skytree, Tokyo Tower, Mori Tower), but if you're on a budget, the Metropolitan Government Office is the one to choose. I went to the Mori Tower on a previous trip (but not the other two), and while the view was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Shops open later than expected around Tokyo so head to the Tower and go up to see a beautiful view and a lovely gift shop for afterwards. Free and easy

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