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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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Ranked #3 of 64 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and myself stayed in Shinjuku and we walked there at night. Beautiful view of the city and its free. Must view at nice as its a nicer view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Super fast lift to the top (almost ) of the building and you get 360 degree views of the city. Very pleasant restaurant to relax in and shop with decent gifts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

There are seven buildings in Tokyo where visitors can access a high-rise observation deck for spectacular 360 degree views of the city. Most have (nearly) floor-to-ceiling glass panels thereby offering the maximum amount of viewing space while one is open-air. Because they're all at different heights and are located in different parts of the city, the perspective from these galleries... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Probably the best place to get a 360 degree view of Tokyo. Go up the South tower (it's completely free) and there is a little cafe at the top if you want to grab an overpriced drink whilst looking at the views. Tokyo doesn't have much of a skyline for such a big city but it's still worth seeing. One... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

we visited both decks and found south tower is good enough for the view. walk around and follow the poster to the get an idea of city layout, it was cloudy and could see mt. fuji. short walk from shinjuku or metro line exit at the north side of the building. its free!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

we decided to have a meal here in the restuarant. there was a pianist playing and we had to pay 500 yen each for this. we didnt realise we also had to pay 1000yen to just sit in the restuarant. the food was small. I had a chicken leg with veg. I wouldnt recommend the restaurant but definietly go to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Take time to visit this tower, during the day, evening, views from here are always amazing. You can visit both entrances, both building. For posh lovers, take a drink in the bar/restaurant on the top of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the fact that it stayed open late ,entry I believe even beyond half past ten at night. The support staff was very polite and systematic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Easily walkable from the shinjuku shopping area this building offers great views if the city. What's better is that it's free! The toy / souvenir shop had some great gifts too (overpriced though). Beats paying for the sky tree

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We actually went for the toy store and got a great view while we were there! Also its free, so you can't beet that. It's a quick visit, but if your there do it.

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