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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Best free view of the city. Open from 09h30 to 23h00, the Tokyo Government building offer fantastic view of the city, from the south and north observatories. The top floor cafe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Rennes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Best free view of the city. Open from 09h30 to 23h00, the Tokyo Government building offer fantastic view of the city, from the south and north observatories. The top floor cafe is expensive but of course, you will also find vending machines at the top. The souvenir store alone is worth going up...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The observatory level gives great views towards Mt Fuji and Tokyo surrounds. Need to go through security. Just to check you are not carrying anything bad. A number of souvenir shops at the top.mwell worth the sunset visit.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Fantastic, free view in the middle of Shinjuku. The observation height from the Metropolitan Government Building is comparable to Tokyo Tower, and although it isn't as close to Tokyo Bay — it still offers an excellent look over the city. There is also a government-worker style cafeteria open to the public in the building, if you're looking to try some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This offers a great view of Tokyo and it's free! You really can't go wrong - visit both towers for two different perspectives. Great to go at dusk so you can watch the city light up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The views really are good. We saw it at night, I would recommend it if you're trying to fit something quick in. Also its close to the famous Yakitori Alley for yummy food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory. Closing days :South Observatory First & third Tuesday of each month. North Observatory Second and fourth Monday of each month. Both Observatory closed during the New Year holidays (Dec 29-31 & Jan 2-3) Opening hours 09.39 - 23.00 The South Observatory closed at 17.30. 23.00 on days the North Observatory is closed. Free admission to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Neat to be able to go right up to the top and see the views. We had a cloudy day, and even so could still see quite a ways. Also a gift shop and etc at the top. Don't forget to get your free tourist stamp to prove that you were there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped by here to see the start line of the Tokyo Marathon, and also check out the view of Tokyo. Free admission. We entered the building to see the north side to the observatory area and go through metal detectors. Take the elevator to the top floor and see the nice view of the city. Souvenirs and a restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great view of Tokyo from the observatory tower. Suppose to be able to have glimpse of Mt Fuji on a good day but not on my day. Was able to identify Tokyo Tower and The Cocoon. All these nice view come FOC. And, the building itself is majestic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great views. There was a bit of a line when you had to take the elevator. But the views are worth it. There is also a souvenir shop and a restaurant. I recommend going just before sunset, so you can see the views in day light and also at night with all the lights.

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Address: 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5321-1111
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:45 pm

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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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