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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 08:00 - 18:45
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Japanese efficiency in full flow... You go in free of charge and the queuing system takes no time at all. Once you get up there you are free to wander around and look at the... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Japanese efficiency in full flow... You go in free of charge and the queuing system takes no time at all. Once you get up there you are free to wander around and look at the awesome views but better still, there are voluntary English speaking guides free of charge. Our guide was a lovely man who told us lots of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its free to visit the building, which is nice considering that Tokyo skytree and tokyo tower both have entrance fees (I've been to Toky tower, this is the least expensive and also worth a visit). The view: It was cloudy when we visited, but the view was still very good. You can see very far. Its not perfect for pictures... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are nearby this is a good one to try. The view from the 45th floor is spectacular. We went at night, and was a clear view so a good time to go. Free entry is a bonus, and there is a champagne bar / restaurant as well as the usual oppotunity to buy a fridge magnet. Entrance is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's free to visit so would recommend. We went at night and had great views of the city. Note. The entrance is the other side of the road to the actual building at the car park level.

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It is free! And for me is the best place to see Tokyo and Fuji. I was in Tokyo sky tree also, but I prefer this building views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here on our first night in Tokyo. Pretty easy to find. The entrance to the observatory is well marked. There was a small line, but we only waited a few minutes to board the elevators. Once on the 45th floor there is a restaurant and very large gift shop. The views are great and you can't beat the price...FREE!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice clear day so decided to go to the 45th floor observatory. We went to the north building observatory and there was quite the line for two elevators. Line went quickly though. We went during the day and the views were nice. You can see all across Tokyo and even Mt. Fuji, though it is quite far... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there in the afternoon. The queue was short and not so many people despite it was Sunday. The view from south tower is amazing, with Meiji shrine goodness green park right smack in the middle of concrete 'jungle'.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went up to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building to see if I could get a glimpse of Mt Fuji, no such luck as the elusive Fuji was covered in cloud. However the view of surrounding Tokyo is great and there is a Cafe and souvenir shop on the same level for something more to do. Met a volunteer guide who... More 

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One of the highest building in Shinjuku area, this tower have a free city-viewing floor at the top. Enjoy the Tokyo view in special place. Even you can see Mt. Fuji when weather's fine. 新宿都庁は西新宿で最も高いビルのひとつ 上層部にある無料の展望フロアからは、東京中の景色や天気が良ければ富士山の姿を楽しめます

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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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