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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office

Address: 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture (Shinjuku)
Phone Number: +81 3-5321-1111
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Ranked #2 of 91 things to do 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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Ocoee, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The free entrance and beautiful views make it a must see attraction for us but when we rode the elevator to the 45th floor and hardly feel it moving we were amazed! I recommend going at night.

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Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Entrance to the Government building and the viewing platform at the top is free of charge which makes this easily a winner It would be a different story if there was a charge though

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The top of the building offers a pretty good view of the east city. The actual building its self and the interior in unimpressive. There was a small line up when we went there mid afternoon, but not bad. Fast lift!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I'd say one of the best decision I made on my trips to Tokyo. Went here twice and learned the hard way that its pretty much nothing to enjoy during the night. So here's a tip, come here 20-30 minutes before sunset to park your camera a nice spot next to the window to capture that picture perfect sunset photo.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

There is nothing not to like. You can go up to the top for free and from there you can see the entire city. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mount Fuji. It was clear when we went up and the view really was awe inspiring.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I live in Tokyo and never made a special attempt visit the Metropolitan Government Office. I thought that it is lame to accord a civil service building a tourist attraction status. However one day I found myself walking past it and was lured to walk into the court simply because its magnificence is magnetic. It is huge and stunningly beautiful-... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Long queues to go up (35m) and down (10m) Nothing spectacular to look at Bonus: it's for free (vs the expensive Taipei 101)

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

There are no shortage of places to see the view in Tokyo, but you'll have to shell out a large chunk of change to gain access to most of them. Unlike every other tower view in Tokyo, the Metropolitan Gov't office is free. What to expect.... lines to enter the elevator and bag search. Two towers to choose from. A... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this place was a bit of a trek from where we were hanging out, but the views were fantastic & totally worth it! i wouldn't recommend eating there (the food looked MEH) & the souvenirs were totally overpriced, but you get wonderful views, so can't complain. :)

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cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went up twice in the day then at night had a lovely meal in the evening and it wasn't expensive if it was london it would of been lovely view at night with a visit

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