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Went up the building for free. The queues were shorter at night. Good city views. There is also a... read more

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Claire W
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Great view from the observation area on the 45th floor. Large gallery area with shops and items to... read more

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The South Observatory will remain closed, due to remodeling work on the TMG Buildings. It is scheduled for a renewal opening around spring of 2019. (The Norh Observatory is open.)
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2-8-1 | 45th floor, TMG No.1 Building, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 163-8001, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed today

Long waiting lines and in the end you get upstairs with hundreds of people on top of each others to see Tokyo behind thick glass windows. It is not really worth it. And only two elevators take guests up and down so quite innefficient

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Reviewed yesterday

Went up the building for free. The queues were shorter at night. Good city views. There is also a toy store on the same floor which did loads of cool stuff.

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great view from the observation area on the 45th floor. Large gallery area with shops and items to purchase. Quite a small lift to the observation floor from the ground but very fast, well organised security prior to boarding lift. Would recommend, also its free...More

Thank mikeymost
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lines were long to get in took about 1/2 an hour standing in a line to get up to the observatory . Everyone was piled into the lift so if you are bad in small places give it a miss. You will have your bags...More

Thank MrsGee2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short walk from Tochomae to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building let you to a Day & Night Tokyo observation floor. Security check at ground floor-elevator service to the Tokyo observation floor. Free of charge.

Thank Jesdaa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being close to our place of stay we chose to visit it and have an arial view of the city, it is a very popular venue for the purpose. The rush was quite a lot on that evening, but full credit to the sense of...More

Thank Riptinder S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here just a few days ago. The government buildings are magnificent and iconic landmarks in Tokyo. We were very happy to find this free observation tower there and the elevator took us to the 45th floor. The 360 degree views of Tokyo are...More

Thank Dao1949
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a train to JR Shinjuku station and walked about 10-15 mins to this building one night. There was a very long queue of visitors, but the line moved quickly and smoothly. Bags and backpacks were checked by security before we were ushered into...More

1  Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visually this building captures you. The details in the design are amazing. And to keep within the Japanese standards these buildings are so clean.

Thank Nikks B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Government building was a great alternative to the Sky Tree. You can see the city view for free and we didn’t have any waiting lines. We went at night and the view was great. We saved $80 and a lot of time. There are...More

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department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
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