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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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Great views over the city and beyond

Being travellers on a budget and Having read other reviews about the Government towers, we decided to give this a shot. We were not disappointed. There is a 360 degree view of the... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Being travellers on a budget and Having read other reviews about the Government towers, we decided to give this a shot. We were not disappointed. There is a 360 degree view of the whole of Tokyo and it's free! The view is spectacular and on a clear day, you can just about make out Mt. Fuji. Slightly crowded but you... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is really nice. You can walk from Shinjuku Station or take a metro directly to Tochomae Station and then enter into Building 1. There's a tourist center on the lobby floor where you can grab some brochures and maps. The staffs were so nice and polite. The observatory on the 45th floor is opened to public for free.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just to add, you will be faced with a choice: north tower or south tower. Choose the south. Definitely. The north has a cafe blocking 1/3 of the view. The south's cafe is in the center, allowing unobstructed panoramic views. Plus you can see Yoyogi Park and Imperial Palace, Tokyo Bay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An easily accessible tourist spot from Shinjuku JR Station where you could overview the skyline of the wider Tokyo city. Be prepared that it'll be crowded at night and it takes some time to wait for the lift to go downstairs. Anyway, the lift takes you only 55 seconds to reach the observatory on the 45th floor.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful building located in the middle of the city. Main draw would be the free observatory decks located in the south & north towers. South more for day while North opens a bit later good for night views. Great views from either one of them. With favorable weather conditions one can view Mount Fuji, the Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If u go on weekends the tower has about a 2minute line. The view is great and gives a different perspective to the skytree and tokuo tower

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want a panoramic view over Tokyo, go to the viewing platform on the 45th floor of the TMG. Easy to find from Shinjuki Station - and it is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A free observatory at 200 meters where we can have a panoramic view of the city of Tokyo and beyond. You could be luck and see Mount Fuji from here. It is in Shinjuku with free entrance and you have to pass by a control service. So you should not take big suitcases. We can go from 9h30am to 11pm.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy access via JR rail. Bit of walk but not too bad from station. Helpful staff. Worth a visit for sure for a great view and holiday snaps.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are a lot of observation platforms in Tokyo but this is probably the best value because it is absolutely free. The Touchou was the tallest building when it was built in Tokyo but it has been surpassed by other buildings and structures (Yokohama Landmark Tower for example and SkyTree). Nevertheless, it is free when the other observatories charge fees.... 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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