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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Great free high altitude viewing place

This building isn't as tall as the Tokyo Tower, but you get an outstanding view of the Tokyo Tower and the rest of downtown Tokyo. There are two towers in the building, both with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I stayed for two nights at Keio Plaza Hotel and this building was just next to it. People told me it's free to go up to the observatory deck to view the whole of Tokyo and it's best to go at night. So I did, it was amazing even though it was hazy that night. The lift ride up the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This building isn't as tall as the Tokyo Tower, but you get an outstanding view of the Tokyo Tower and the rest of downtown Tokyo. There are two towers in the building, both with viewing areas on the 48th floor. We went up the south tower because our guide said it was better than the north tower. When we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is one of the first places we visited when we arrived at Tokyo. It's a bit of a walk from Shinjuku Station, but it was nice to stretch our legs for a bit. We bought snacks from the station and had a bit of a sitdown halfway along before arriving at the Tokyo Gov building. We were lucky as... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you follow the signs from Shinjuju station you can walk through underground passageways for about one kilometre to reach this building. You can then take a free lift to the free observation deck and look out over a large part of Tokyo. Well worth a visit on a clear day, and you can also see Mount Fuji if the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great free sightseeing option for visitors. 45 floors up with exceptional views as far as the eye can see! You can even see Mt Fuji! Both towers are very similar, so just recommend you do one - I preferred the North Tower, however there is a cafe which blocks some of the view (you have to buy something which we... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It's a free attraction and the queue was not so bad, about 15 minutes or so, that's a plus. The view itself was great, I visited at night and the sky was clear, so I could see lights of Tokyo at night, you can even see tokyo tower. The negative is that when at night you can't take a great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was okay, it took a lot longer than it should've and after having a peek out the window at a few grey buildings I was done. I liked the gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Awesome view from the top and it's free - what's not to like! We visited around 5.30pm and didn't have to queue. Would love to go back and see the view at night one day.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

First thing first, this is a free attraction. There is a North Tower and a South Tower but we only went to one. The view was fantastic. You get a 360 degree of Tokyo and on a good day, can probably see Mt Fuji as well (we didn't - too hazy!) There is also a cafe where you can get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

A must-do if visiting Tokyo, to experience the FREE views of Tokyo from the penultimate floor (as far as Mount Fuji on a clear day, apparently, though it rarely is a clear day!). Note though that as it is free there can be long-ish queues, although we queued on a Saturday evening and got through within half an hour, which... More 

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Staying in Shinjuku

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Shinjuku
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.