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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

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Address: 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
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+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

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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Free and great view of Tokyo

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.

Reviewed July 22, 2016
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Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Two observation decks allow for FREE VIEWS of Tokyo and beyond! Yes, it totally free and the views are great! Don't waste money on Skytree, just come here!

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place and was amazed to see its Size and design. Marvelous construction and well maintained.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016

The government office has two towers that you can go up to look at the view across Tokyo, we did both. It's so worth doing as you get to experience the vista and if your lucky see Mt Fuji - very lucky as it is apparently only visible about 1 day per year. It is free to visit and is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Easy visit. Quick also and hassle free. Polite efficient staff. No lines on the day I went. Terrific view for free vs going to Park Hyatt and dealing with that hassle.

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York, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I visited with my friend and we went to one of the observation floors which offered an amazing view over tokyo and had all the landmarks labelled too. The only downside was that the queues for the other tower (presumably the one with the better view) were huge!

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016

We went there at night. The city lights are not very bright and the view is not much different than other cities. You won't regrade if skip this spot.

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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The view is simply stunning. I visited at night so I can't comment on a daylight view (or mount Fiji) but considering it's also free, there's no reason not to. Easily located, it's the perfect photo opportunity. It really puts into perspective how dense Tokyo is.

Thank Samantha C
Yokohama, Japan
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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I visited here with a Japanesse friend late on a Sunday evening and loved the views. It took about 15 minutes of waiting before we got to the viewing floor. Great views, free entrance located closed to the subway station. Also they have many souvenir shops to pick up some trinkets for friends. One of the few free tourist sights... More 

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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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