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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5321-1111
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very much worth making the trek to this building for good views of the city. The windows weren't very clean, so taking night time pictures wasn't the easiest thing to do. The best views are also reserved for the restaurant - there are a few...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Going up the South Tower provides a wonderful opportunity to see all around the city of Tokyo from the 45th floor. It is free and there is no limit on time you can spend.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 days ago

visit it during the day to explore inside as its' exterior was very impressive and grand. There is a super cool gift shop up there.

Thank 290loriar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This building needs improvement with their wheelchair services. It was quite hard when after dinner, they wouldn't let us out on the usual area where you enter, where our chauffeur could pick us up easily with my physically disabled uncle. They made it easy to...More

Thank katelim_87
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an absolute great way to see the Tokyo skyline, and if you're lucky you can catch a view of Mt Fuji. The panoramic view is beautiful, it's free and not overcrowded. Both towers offer a similar view and are accesible and free. Go...More

1  Thank Andrei L
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very impressive building with a striking architecture. In both towers there is an opportunity to take a free elevator ride to an observation deck. The ride starts on basement level and we had about a 15 minute wait when we were there,...More

Thank Anders C
Reviewed 6 days ago

My partner and i heard about this place for its observation deck so we decided to check it out. Very well organised entry and absolutely amazing views of Tokyo. Definitely a must do while in Tokyo.

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to have an overview of Tokio. It's free. You will be conducted to the elevator and then to a very high floor. You can buy some souvenirs there too.

Thank Miguel N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views from both the north and south towers. Easily accessible by subway. Best of all, it's totally free!

Thank EY9t9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very worth going to the 45th floor to see the exceptional view overlooking Tokyo city, really spectacular

Thank chrisine b
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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Can you just visit at your own leisure and go up to the top of do you HAVE to be part of a tour?
20 April 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
which building has the best view at day and night? the north or south building? thx
5 February 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.
Trip advisor says Mon-Fri until 6.45pm but .japan-guide.cm for example says North Observatory: 9:30 to 23:00 South Observatory: 9:30 to 17:30. Can anyone confirm the correct opening hours? I'm guessing the non TA times as I've seen people talk about going at night.
4 July 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