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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office

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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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A free view of Tokyo

Although I visited the Tokyo Skytree, I went to Metropolitan Government Office (North building) in the evening. The view is spectacular and you will definitely enjoy it. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although I visited the Tokyo Skytree, I went to Metropolitan Government Office (North building) in the evening. The view is spectacular and you will definitely enjoy it. They provide a free wifi so you can FaceTime your friends at home and share the view with them! Night view is amazing but here is a tip: place your phone directly on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at a hotel directly across the street from this building and visited the free enclosed observation deck. The views are excellent and the observation deck includes a nice shopping area where we purchased some souvenirs. The staff was friendly and the elevators were very efficient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went up to 45 th floor and got a good view of Shinjuku in Tokyo. There is no charge to go up to 45 th floor. They do check your backpack , purse when you go up. It takes 55 seconds to get up there. There are gift shops and a restaurant on that floor. You can enjoy the view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government office is located to the west of the enormous Shinjuku station. It is our second time to visit this free attraction. The first one in 2010 was at night. This time it was late afternoon and we were hoping to see Mt. Fuji. You can see the different buildings and districts to view on the labels... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the free guided tour to see this building. It's an impressive building, and hard to believe a Government building can be so well run. They show you around the building, and explain you a bit about the functioning of the Government. The tour ends on the observatory, where you get sweeping views of the city. A good way... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The best view from the city for free is from here. It's about a ten minute walk from Shinjuku station. If you're hungry, there's also a restaurant on top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Friday. No real long line ups but still lots of people nevertheless. Well worth a trip up. Take lots of pictures. Souvenirs are a bit pricey but hey you got in for free!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Free to go up and see the city of Tokyo. At the top, there are various products from various cities in Japan, even Fukushima. They were selling Fukushima food items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing beats free views over Tokyo! Easy to get to and definitely worth making the effort. There is an underground underpass from Shinjuku Station West Exit that goes directly here. Do it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit, especially since it's free! We went at sunset and it was great to watch Tokyo lighting up. Super fast lift whisks you up to the observation decks on the 45th floor, it was quite crowded when we visited and we had to queue for the lift and shuffle around with the crowds around the windows. It's... More 

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Shinjuku
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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