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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office

2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0023, Japan
+81 3-5321-1111
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Ranked #3 of 63 Attractions in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Lookouts
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The observatory deck at the Tokyo Metro Govt Tower has one of the nicest views of the city, and its free! If you're staying in Shinjuku this is a good place to hit up on a clear day. We went there on our first day in town and it really gives you an idea of how huge Tokyo actually is.... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Loved that the observatory was free. I wish i had watched the sunset from here, you can get pretty much 360 degree views with access to both towers. Would definitely recommend making a quick stop here if you're in Shinjuku.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I went to the observatory deck a long time ago and was really impressed by the view. However, this time round, I was totally disappointed. The glass was not clear which affected the view. Secondly, there are 2 hugh sourvenior shops on that floor, it makes it very difficult to enjoy the view at night due to the reflection.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is definitely worth a visit. The Government Office is easy to find by subway or metro and access to the Observatory is free. There are two sets of lifts on the ground floor, one for the north tower and one for the south tower. My husband & I arrived around 4.30pm and there were no lines to the lifts.... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Within walking distance of Shinjuku Station this is well worth a visit. Easy to find and with very friendly staff. The 45th floor Observation Decks afford wonderful panoramic views of Tokyo and beyond. Despite the sunny day, Fujisan unfortunately hid behind clouds in the distance and this is often the case. No queues and no crowds.

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

From the 45th floor, one can see the very best view of Tokyo. There are souvenir shops on the same floor as well, and a nice restaurant. Do not miss to go up there, once in Shinjunku.

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There are two observation decks from the bldg. Both have amazing views of Tokyo and beyond. From one side you can see Mt Fuji. If you're a fan of buildings and architecture, you'll find plenty to see from here. The Cocoon Bldg is right there and is spectacular. Downstairs is a nice gift shop. The courtyard of the bldg has... More

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Oroquieta City, Oroquieta, Philippines
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We visited the North & South Observation Decks on the 45th Floors..The view was amazing...altho the sky was cloudy at that time..August 2014...& Mt Fuji was nowhere in sight, yet Tokyo @ 360-degree view was awesome. If you don't have the time to tour the city, go to TMG bldg. There's also a food court on the 32nd or 34th... More

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Berlin, Germany
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

... if the weather is good. From the Government Office you can see the whole city and if you are lucky also Mt. Fuji. In the middle of the observation deck there is a small souvenir shop and a coffee place. Best thing though that you can go up there for free. I don't think that you can see much... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Why would you not take the time to go here if you're in Shinjuku?! It's so pretty and the staff are really friendly. I went on a Saturday and there were no lines at all. The views were amazing.

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