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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 63 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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Salzburg, Austria
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

There are many viewing platforms in Tokyo, but this one is for free! Also this place wasn't crowded like others.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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129 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The attraction is free and offers views from the 45th floor, 202m above the ground. The glass is slightly tinted and fairly clean offering some good views over the city. The South tower offers better views over the Meiji Shrine area. In the afternoon this had better views over the city due to the location of the sun. If you... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The views are fantastic from the viewing floor of city hall and its free! We received a free tour from the observation floor by a very nice woman. She knew everything about Tokyo and its history.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It was a bit cloudy the day we went so we couldn't see Mt Fuji, but do you get great city views for free!! We took the underground walkway from the station and it is well signposted so easy to get there and maybe a 10 or 15 min walk from the station. Definitely worth a visit.

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Kingston, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The viewing towers are on the 45th floor on both the north and south tower.... Great views from both buildings

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Allows you to see all of the city and Mt Fuji on a clear day for free. Use the subway under pass to avoid walking in the sun.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We caught the subway to Shinjuku to this impressive office tower. The best part of going to the observation deck is it is free and open to the public. Although it was not the perfect weather conditions and we could not see Mt. Fuji, we enjoyed the views of the city and its surroundings. The massive and modern skyscrapers in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Can't believe this is free! Brilliant views at sunset ; apparently when it's very clear you can see all the way to Mt Fuji. Worth coming to see the skyscrapers in Shinjuku area.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Within walking distance of Shinjuku station. There is also a shuttle bus service that takes you from the station for around 100yen pp. Really great views of the city with café and souvenir shop. We were there on a Friday afternoon and it was fairly empty. Definitely worth a look.

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Bangalore, India
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We walked from Shinjuku to this place. Its huge and quite impressive but its also a lot of concrete. I did wonder why so much space was waste though especially given it is so much at a premium in Tokyo.

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