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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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Fantastic views for free

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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The view from the observation deck is spectacular. Its 55 seconds to the top.. 45 th floor.. Where the observation deck is. As we reached there we were gladly surprise and happy to accept free services of an English speaking guide. He identified all the buildings for us and told us about Tokyo. As foreign tourists this was a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From the observatory deck i. 45th floor, you can see Tokyo. If you're lucky you also can see Mt. Fuji. You can also can buy souvenir here with reasonable price.

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Wow, the government building is so big and high :) surrounded by large pedestrian when we walk to it. And at the observation area at the top we can see Tokyo from above. Great place to see Tokyo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect place to see Tokyo from above and its for free. I advice to see it in the late afternoon. The North tower is open h9- 21.Closed 2nd and 4nd monday of every month. Sud tower open 9.30 - 17.30. closed 1 and 3 thursday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the Government Building immediately after arriving, partly due to its proximity to our hotel (Hilton). If you are within walking distance and have the time, it's a great view of Tokyo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a public building and was very busy when we went in jan of 2016, travel up to the observation deck to see over the city and have views of mt fuji. there are nice little shops to buy souvenirs. we purchased tea and some hello kitty items for the kids.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is free and we didn't have to wait for the lift. However we went at night to get good views and found the bright internal lighting meant it wasn't possible to take photos or really see very much at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views from the South Tour. We were even approached by a ridiculously friendly local volunteer and she explained us through each section of the floor, looking out the windows. We learned lots of interesting facts and new places to visit during our holiday. Local products to purchase at reasonable prices too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's free and gives a nice view of Tokyo. Unfortunately it was a cloudy, a bit rainy day so we were not able to see Mt. Fuji. But anyway, a good place for sightseeing. If I remember correctly, the south terrace closes at 17 and north at 22.

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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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