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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 64 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Free entry to both towers with fast trip up in the elevators and great views weather permitting. Unfortunately we couldn't see Mt Fuji as it was covered in clouds.

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Greifswald, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

From the 45th floor one has a great view all over the city FOR FREE! If you travel on a budget it is a great alternative to the Tokio Tower or Sky Tree.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Staying close by we were guided to visit the observation floors. Admission is free and the views are amazing - obviously rather weather dependant. There is a small snack bar/restaurant on the observation floor - although we didn't use it. Lifts were busy which meant a little wait in a queue to come back down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent city views, free entry and on good days you can even see Mt Fuji. Quick lift ride to the top of the northern tower will get you there.

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Sandnes, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a nice place to go if you will like to see Tokyo from abouve. It's free, and Sunday morning it was no waiting time. If you will see Tokyo by night, this is the place. After you have been to one of the two towers, you will need to go down and take the elevator up to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and myself stayed in Shinjuku and we walked there at night. Beautiful view of the city and its free. Must view at nice as its a nicer view.

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Newport Gwent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Super fast lift to the top (almost ) of the building and you get 360 degree views of the city. Very pleasant restaurant to relax in and shop with decent gifts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

There are seven buildings in Tokyo where visitors can access a high-rise observation deck for spectacular 360 degree views of the city. Most have (nearly) floor-to-ceiling glass panels thereby offering the maximum amount of viewing space while one is open-air. Because they're all at different heights and are located in different parts of the city, the perspective from these galleries... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Probably the best place to get a 360 degree view of Tokyo. Go up the South tower (it's completely free) and there is a little cafe at the top if you want to grab an overpriced drink whilst looking at the views. Tokyo doesn't have much of a skyline for such a big city but it's still worth seeing. One... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

we visited both decks and found south tower is good enough for the view. walk around and follow the poster to the get an idea of city layout, it was cloudy and could see mt. fuji. short walk from shinjuku or metro line exit at the north side of the building. its free!

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