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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 #2 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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Oroquieta City, Oroquieta, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We visited the North & South Observation Decks on the 45th Floors..The view was amazing...altho the sky was cloudy at that time..August 2014...& Mt Fuji was nowhere in sight, yet Tokyo @ 360-degree view was awesome. If you don't have the time to tour the city, go to TMG bldg. There's also a food court on the 32nd or 34th... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

... if the weather is good. From the Government Office you can see the whole city and if you are lucky also Mt. Fuji. In the middle of the observation deck there is a small souvenir shop and a coffee place. Best thing though that you can go up there for free. I don't think that you can see much... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Why would you not take the time to go here if you're in Shinjuku?! It's so pretty and the staff are really friendly. I went on a Saturday and there were no lines at all. The views were amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visited the observation deck on this building when we visited Tokyo in March 2012. Easy to locate, the views are excellent. We saw Mount Fuji which apparently is quite a rare occurrence. English speaking staff were happy to help us work out the various buildings in the view. And all free!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

How can you not like this place? 45 floors up with a FREE observation deck! And we were greeted by a host who spoke perfect English and gave us a guided tour, pointing out all the important sights of the area. Also pointed out that free maps in English were available down on the 2nd floor. Gift shop prices were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It was next to our hotel Hyatt Regency, but we only visited at the last day. Going on the first day or earlier on your trip would be ideal. You get a panoramic view of tokyo city. Advisable to go around 3-5pm.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Great views over Shinjuku and the Tokyo Business District. And free!! It's close to the station so definitely worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Perfect spot to view Tokyo, beautiful by night. And it is all free. There are some turishops at the observation deck and a bit crowded. But worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The good point about TMGO is just free sightseeing and free observation deck, and good scenery around this building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The building is very easy to find. There are signs in Shinjuku train exit going to the building. The observatory is in 45th Floor and is open until 10PM for free. We went there at night and appreciated the view of the entire area. There is no limit on how long you can stay in the observatory. You can go... More

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