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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Buildings provide superb Tokyo city views from top level. Fast lifts to observation decks, and it’s all free!! Worth a look both at daytime and nighttime. Easily accessible from main Shinjuku area.

Thank BobMtMee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the third observatory I've been to and by far the least impressive. "Government Building" should have tipped me off. I preferred the Skydeck in Roppongi and the Tokyo Tower.

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to go thru security to get to the top floor and sometimes long lines, but worth is to see the phenomenal city views. You get almost 360 degree views as there are some sections that you will not be able to access. There...More

Thank SirenoD
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is free to enter. It is easily accessible from the JR Shinjuku Railway Station. There is an underground covered walkway from the station to the front of the building. It is not crowded and you do not wait long at...More

Thank Col20
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places to see the entire Tokyo skyline. There is also a gift shop at the top floor observation deck that has products from all over Japan. It is a great spot for souvenir shopping, and for picking up some of the...More

Thank Pat B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been very lucky to see Mt. Fuji. We got told later that the mountain is very shy. And it's for free!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building has a great observatory on the 45th floor which can be accessed from the first floor via an express elevator. It can be accessed easily by metro/subway and it has an information desk which will direct you to the the observatory elevators. There's...More

Thank Lacv75
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can be said - it's free to go up, and you get FANTASTIC views. It's also really nice to see inside a local government building in Japan as it's all part of the experience. Once you're at the top, there are 360 degree views...More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden gem. Head to the observatory on the 45F and get a free view of the city. One can see Tokyo tower, surrounding Shinjuku skyscrapers and the imperial palace. Believe that mountains can be seen too on a clear day. Best part is it's free,...More

Thank THCheam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friend and I missed this during previous trips and are glad we took the time on this visit to Shinjuku. Nice view, not terribly crowded early morning. We had breakfast on the 45th floor. Was good.

Thank Skai_808
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
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April 19, 2017|
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Response from RegK2014 | Reviewed this property |
you can visit at your own leisure. No need for a tour.
jihan r
February 5, 2017|
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Response from banj2015 | Reviewed this property |
Both are good. (if I remember correctly) northern one is better in the evening/afternoon because of the sunset.
July 4, 2016|
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Response from LynnLim85 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this information is provided from the official Tokyo Metropolitan Government building website: South Observation Deck: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (until 10:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month) North Observation... More