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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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8:00 am - 6:45 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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 views!

It's a place to come and see beautiful views of the city - well organized, efficient elevator up and free.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a place to come and see beautiful views of the city - well organized, efficient elevator up and free.

Thank KasiaZG25
Ashford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can get some awesome views across Tokyo and it's all for free! Couldn't recommend this place any higher, to get a different perspective of the city.

Thank AshleyandYasmin
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't really beat this as a place to look over Tokyo. Sky Tree had zero visibility when we visited which was disappointing, so tried here a few days later and got some great views of Tokyo. Best of all, it's easy to get to, and admission is free!

Thank Rick_Smoker
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anyone looking for spectacular views of Tokyo without paying high prices should definitely not miss the observation decks in each tower of this office. There is no admission fee and there is lots of room when you get up there so it isn't too cramped. Also, there is a little toy shop in the middle of one of the decks... More 

Thank Ellen H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You must visit the South tower observatory for a brilliant view of the city, especially on a clear day when your bonus is the view of his Highness Mt. Fuji. Theres information on all the buildings you can see from each window. And the views are absolutely worth your time. The biggest bonus - its free!

Thank diva5
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When visiting the Tokyo metropolitan government building you are given 2 options, the south or the north view... The south has a complete 365 view, while the north side, has a lovely restaurant bar with reasonable pricing. We opted for the happy hour menu, has 2 glasses of wine and 2 beers for under 2,000 yen (about $18USD). Can't beat... More 

Thank Arli33
Udon Thani, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went in mid-January 2015, on a cold evening, the place was deserted, no wait at all straight up to the observatory deck. The view was fantastic by a clear sky, very windy. We almost had the place to ourselves .. Took the time to explore each side, except for the side occupied by the coffee shop. We watched planes... More 

Thank 216spring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting the Metropolitan Government Office is a must for any visitor to Tokyo who is keen to get a feel for the lay of the land. Its free, not difficult to find and well worth the effort! Going at dusk is a great time as you get 2 views; the daylight and then the night shots. Just do it!!

Thank Di S
Union Square, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On top of this building, there are two observation decks.(Each building has own business hours and operating days) I enjoyed great view of Tokyo. Free admission.

Thank seancase
Saugerties, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't bother with the high price attractions like Tokyo tower if you just want to have a great view of the city. The government office building observation deck is free, and if you go on a clear day, take the elevator to the south tower (left line) and you might catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji.

Thank Ryan S

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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.
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