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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
8:00 am - 6:45 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Cool view of the city

How can you complain about a free viewpoint over the massive city of Tokyo. Lots of people but there was plenty of room to walk about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

How can you complain about a free viewpoint over the massive city of Tokyo. Lots of people but there was plenty of room to walk about.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It's a fast escalator ride to the top of the government buildings and there are two to chose from, buildings not governments! We went on what started as a sunny clear day but went later in and the fog or cloud had rolled in so it didn't work so well, not the fault of the free service. So credit to... More 

Thank Bob G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take time to go to the 45th floor of this building. The view across Tokyo are magnificent, particularly to Mt Fuji. It is free and well worth the visit

Thank Searene10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the Government towers is open to the public for fabulous views of the city. Open daily 9.30 - 11.00pm. An elevator whisks you up to the 45th floor to a 360 degree viewing area. There are a few souvenir shops and for those collecting the commemorative stamps a stamp desk. We went at night by metro, perfectly safe... More 

Thank Datchet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited in the day and at night great views and it's free, two towers you can go up with a shop and restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building actually offers two observation decks in each tower on the 45th floor (around 200m high). The North Observatory stays open until 10 pm. There's NO ENTRY FEE to go up and check the city out. They will check your bags for dangerous items before entering the elevator, though. Despite it being for free the line... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Towards the end of our holiday and becoming dollar conscious so decided to visit and check out the view from the observation deck. The signage from the train station was very good which made it simple to locate. The view was great although I recommended trying to go when the pollution is low. Some good souvenirs at the observation level... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building is also known as Tocho. Come early here as there is a long queue. You can see as far as Mount Fuji in the clear day. Nearest station is Tochomae in Toei Oedo line, one stop from shinjuku. You can also walk from Shinjuku in underground passage which take around 15 min.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

North tower and South towers great to visit. Also amazing courtyard out the front. Spectacular architecture

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The view from the top of the tower is excellent, it offers a 360 degree view from the tallest building in the area. Oh and it's free. Awesome

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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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