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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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As featured in Tokyo on a budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #3 of 55 attractions in Shinjuku
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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Redditch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The 42nd floor observation rooms in the two towers are free to access and open into the evening. We were lucky to visit on a sunny day when Mt Fuji was visible in the distance which was great. There is also a tourist advice centre on the bottom floor with free English speaking guides to show you around.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

After hear about the two hour wait at Sky Tree (just to purchase tickets!) we decided to divert to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office instead. No tickets required. No line when we arrived at 4pm (although there were corrals set up for a longer line) and we were whisked to the 45th floor by the fastest elevator I've every been... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

View from 45 floor observation deck is quite breath taking. We went up both the North and South Decks. The tourist information center is very helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We went at night, there was no queue. The views are great, although the windows are not set up for photography (lots of reflections and marks). Good place to pick up a post card as well.

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Perth, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

You can go up both towers and see the slightly different views from each. We did not manage to see Mt Fuji at all, too hazy. Do look out for reflections in the windows when you are taking pictures, it is almost impossible to avoid them. The explanation of how the building was constructed is on the wall in one... More

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Haifa, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Open from 9 AM to 5 PM, completely free to go up. I recommend going to tower I and then going to tower J. What a view!!

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Tokyo, Japan
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful view over the city. Almost no waiting time at around 11:00. There is no charge for the two towers to go up there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The views are simply amazing and show just how massive Tokyo really is! On a clear day you can see as far as Mount Fuji. The best part is that there's no entrance fee! There's a shop and a cafe, so you can buy some momentos while you're up there enjoying the views.

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This time we actually visited the observation floors twice in the same day. A morning visit and a night time one. If you've got a little bit of spare time when visiting Tokyo it's well worth a visit. On a clear day a few years back I actually saw the snow peaked Mt Fuji which was a bit of a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a masterpiece of design. The marble interior stunning too and the view from the observation floor is great. Admission is free as well.

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