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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great views and free!

We struggled to work out where to go but once we got there it was worth it, the views from the observatory were amazing, the building itself is great to look at and the gift shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We struggled to work out where to go but once we got there it was worth it, the views from the observatory were amazing, the building itself is great to look at and the gift shop had a few little bits too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Almost, but not quite, art decoish. Lovely viewed from the nearby park. Free access to the the 52nd (I think) floor viewing area, with some great views. Not so good as TOKYO CITY VIEW, but close. Excellent tourist office within.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

South and north towers have observation deck on 45th floor amazing views & surprisingly no charge even in busy times, staff handle queues into lifts very well . A cafe on 45th floor

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Metropolitan Government Office not only offers a free great view of the city. It also has a hidden gem of a cafeteria tucked away in one of the floors of the South Tower. We went to the South Tower because we intended to eat lunch at the employee’s cafeteria after visiting the Observation Deck. Sorry, I couldn't remember which... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Quite simply this is one of the best possible views of Tokyo an beyond, and it's totally free. Might be best to go later in your trip, as you'll be able to pick out landmarks you've already visited.

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Pasig City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office is very accessible and offer a very nice view of the Tokyo skyline -- for FREE!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's only on the 47th floor, so view is just ok compared to Skytree, but as its free, not bad if you're in the Shinjuku area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Interesting views from the Metropolitan Government Office. Recommend to visit on weekdays not weekends. There are two buildings and two observation decks to enjoy the view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to Tokyo, I went to visit the observatory on the 45th floor of the Metropolitan building at night. It is a free elevator ride up to the observation level. Unfortunately, at night, they do not dim the lights. There is a nice bar/restaurant on the level which has the lights dimmed at night and offers some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

They have two observatories at the last floors, south and north, but you have to take different elevators to get to each of them. But it's a great view, and best of all, is totally free!

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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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