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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“observation deck” (266 reviews)
“free view” (240 reviews)
“north tower” (185 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinjuku
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+81 3-5321-1111
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"observation deck"
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"north tower"
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"mt fuji"
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"free attraction"
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"great view of the city"
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"degree view"
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"free of charge"
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"excellent view"
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"shinjuku station"
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"top floor"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You get a good view from the top of metropolitan building. There are few gift shops and restaurants at the top level. you can stay as long as you want.

Thank PuneNidhi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great views of Tokyo and farther. Fun, free, must see. Two different towers. Did one during the day and one at night!

Thank SpencerFab
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The view is good from the observation deck but the only food source is an upmarket type restaurant which also has the best view of the city.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Happened to go up when there was a traditional market for an area in Japan which made for some interesting souvenirs. Views are fantastic even if a bit hazy. Amazing that these are still free given the amount of people going up all the time....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have visited this building twice now as the views are just breathtaking> On a clear day you can even see Mt Fuji. There are some great stores up in the viewing area also. Lots of cool little souvenirs, we purchased some great items as...More

Thank DogloverK8
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had great views of Tokyo from the observation tower. It was free! We went at night The only issue is that all the observation portals hv windows. That coupled with the observation deck hving some shops and a restaurant which were lit meant it...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went on my first evening to witness sunset on Tokyo. The line on the ground floor was ok, with 10 minutes wait. Once on the top you have different views on the city but always behind windows which made taking good pictures not so...More

Thank Mark_Daemen
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the recommended place if you will be visiting Tokyo. I advice that you take advantage of this "free" city view. We went there at night and the city lights were amazing. Some say that during day time (and with a good weather condition)...More

Thank Rovi Kristel I
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I decided to stop here to see the beautiful views of Tokyo. It is completely free to go to the (near)top and take in the views of Tokyo. It is typically pretty busy since it is free, and I think we waited...More

Thank Rebecca A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

happened upon here and found out the observation deck was free, that is rare indeed, great tokyo views

Thank Douglas William M
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department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the
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zigspal
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
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PMCTravels
April 19, 2017|
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Response from RegK2014 | Reviewed this property |
you can visit at your own leisure. No need for a tour.
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jihan r
February 5, 2017|
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Response from banj2015 | Reviewed this property |
Both are good. (if I remember correctly) northern one is better in the evening/afternoon because of the sunset.
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