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Address: 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
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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
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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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Tokyo metro government building

Free and fantastic clear day & what should we see in the distance- Mount Fuji- what a bonus. Teenage loved the gift shops on the observation floor - so did I .

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Brasil
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It's easy to find where to take the elevator and have the view of some parts of Tokyo, but sometimes it's too hot up on the 45th floor, there is a very pricey café above, some "informal"/confusing souvenir shops and the windows are a bit dirty, so it's not a perfect view. Highlight to the view to Mount Fuji, depending... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Free and fantastic clear day & what should we see in the distance- Mount Fuji- what a bonus. Teenage loved the gift shops on the observation floor - so did I .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings has two towers from where you can have a view of the Tokyo Skyline for free. There are willing volunteers who will give you a free tour of the whole building along with the Two towers. Visited here once during day, and then again at night to get the view. A great place indeed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went up 45th floor on the last day of Japan trip wishing for a glimpse of Mt Fuji after missing several chances from several location previous days due to weather condition. It was a sunny Friday & reached there around 9:15 AM. After queuing for a few minutes, we go up straight to 45th floor & there it is!!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can enjoy very good views of the city from the north or the south tower, on 45 floor. It s free. So its well worth to Go there

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just before visiting here, I've stayed Sky circus and Bunkyo civic center for enjoying Tokyo city view. It was over 6 p.m., so it is good time to enjoy night view. After a short waiting, I took elevator to 45th floor without difficulty. More than half of the floor is open to public, but the best view for Tokyo skytree... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free Observation deck. The elevator to go up is right in front of the building. The lines moved pretty fast when I went on weekday around 830. Whats better than free?!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One more observation deck in Tokyos hat ;-) best of it is free. Tricky to find the place. Look for the signboard "observatory" to find the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This building was right beside our hotel, they have a great panoramic view of Tokyo from the top floor, with no cost.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on mid Tues morning, small line, great start to our last day in Tokyo. Good price souvenirs for kids & adults. Looked like a nice formal restaurant but we did not try it out.

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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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