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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

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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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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed today via mobile

Must see in Tokyo, free activity to go to level 45 to see the Observatory level. Great sunset views of all of Tokyo. You can even see Mt Fuji

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leewhitaker1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There was a small queue when we went. Only had to wait 15 minutes or so. Once you get the lift to the top you get a great 360 degree view of the surrounding area. You can stay as long as you like, no pressure...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Survived321
Reviewed 4 days ago

AMAZING views of tokyo. And it's 360 so you can walk all around to see the views. Better yet, it's free!! And the souvenir shop is pretty decent

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank anakaar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Staying nearby we ended up visiting twice. Once at night to see the lights and one amazingly clear morning when we could see all the way to Mount Fuji! As a free attraction it’s one of the best ways to get a great view of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anna99909
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great last thing to do in tokyo. The view is outstanding and we were lucky enough to have a clear view of mt fuji. The free volunteer guides are excellent. The restaurant looked really good too. This is a fantastic free service provided...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank perthtravellerhc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A freebie in Tokyo that offers a superb view ... what more do I need to say? Do yourself a favour and head out to Shinjuku.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank roamas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard that the views were good from the observation deck- they did not disappoint. My wife and I visited at night and were very impressed at the organisation in place. A simple process that works well. If you know what you are doing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 740neilp
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a highlight of Tokyo since it is not only a great view of the city on a nice day, but it is also free. I used to take visitors here since it opened and enjoy coming back despite now living abroad. Just be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank klhchicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to see the city from high up. Much less congested than TV Tower and Sky Tree. Can see Mt. Fuji on clear day. Easy access and was quickly up and down so went twice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cdaworld13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best free view in Tokyo! Was a little crowded at the top but people will move and it's easy enough to get a look after a short wait. There are some small shops at the top with great souvenirs and toys.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kane B
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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
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Anwar U
August 28, 2018|
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Response from JeanD1066 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. The TMG building is about a 15 min walk to the west of Shinjuku Station. If your hotel is on the same side then it’ll be easy. If your hotel is to the east of Shinjuku station then you need to allow extra time to... More
February 22, 2018|
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Response from TheChadi | Reviewed this property |
To visit the buildings themselves and have a tour of the government buildings that is accurate. But, the observation decks are open till late and run on a schedule which you can see on their website. Note that the south and... More
April 19, 2017|
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Response from RegK85 | Reviewed this property |
you can visit at your own leisure. No need for a tour.
Travel Forum Posts
Solomon T
Quezon City, Philippines
Getting around Shunjuku (5 Replies)
Hi hope someone can help me with this: I am planning a day in the Shinjuku area this coming April: 1) Lunch at Sumitomo Building 2) Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings 3) Shinjuku Gyoen 4) Takashimaya Times Square Assuming we're already at the Sumitomo building, can we get to destinations 2,3, and 4 by foot? We are traveling with my 7-year old daughter. Looking at the map, 1) to 2) seems very doable, and 3) to 4) also seems doable. I'm a bit intimidated by 2) to 3). Seems quite a...More
March 03, 2013|
Response fromSolomon T|
Thank you very much for the prompt reply. So, just to make sure I understand, a taxi driver will not find it ridiculous if, from Shinjuku Gyoen, we ask to be taken to Takashimaya Times Square?
Pelin Y
16-day Itinerary: Feedback Needed (5 Replies)
It'll be my first time in Japan, and here is my 16-day itinerary (18 June- 3 July). Your feedback is greatly appreciated, especially if I miss any important places or if I add too many things to do in one day. Thank you. 18-19-20 June -> Tokyo 18 June Shinjuku: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Yoyogi Park Meiji Jingu Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings Shibuya: Samurai Museum Golden Gai (bars) 19 June Tsukiji Fish Market Kaminarimon (Kaminari Gate) Asakusa Shrine ...More
May 26, 2017|
Response fromAndreia M|
No need to go see Osaka castle. Himeji castle is much better (I've been to both)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Tokyo Tour Guide Service (4 Replies)
Has anyone ever used the volunteer guides that work with the Tokyo Tourist Information Center Head Office at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings? I don't see any discussion in the forums on this topic and I wanted to use some of their services.
March 02, 2010|
Response frombibimbob|
I found 40 posts on volunteer guides in the Tokyo forum alone. Use the search function.