• Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku houses the offices of the local government and is next to the local assembly hall. Tokyo Metropolis is one of Japan's 47 prefectures and in terms of population and tax income it is by far the largest. Even for visitors who are not interested in the central role that Tokyo plays in Japan's politics, the government building is worth a visit. It's twin tower features two observation decks that are open to the public and free of charge. They feature some of the best views in Tokyo, arguably on par with Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower. On clear days, especially in winter, you may be able to see Mt. Fuji in the distance.


2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
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Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 09:30~23:00

The northern viewing deck will be closed from May 1st, 2020 to January 14th, 2021.
The northern viewing deck is closed on the second and fourth Monday each month.
The southern viewing deck is closed on the first and third Tuesday each month.
When a holiday falls on the days above, the decks are closed the following day instead.
Closed on December 29th - 31st, and January 2nd - 3rd.

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Details such as opening times/fees etc are subject to sudden change. While we endeavor to keep our site up to date, we advise you check the official website for each spot for the latest information



WOW U-mediator
  • 2020-01-20

I would say this is the best place to watch Tokyo’s city view. It’s also free to enter and the waiting time wasn’t long so it’s highly recommended if you haven’t been here. I didn’t go up more than once because you have to get your bags and belongings scanned for security purposes and I didn’t feel like going through the whole process again.


WOW U-mediator
  • 2020-01-16

Visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building on 4 different occasions with friends and family and never got tired of it. Fantastic views of Shinjuku and the rest of the city, might even catch Mt. Fuji on a clear day. It is better than most observation decks because of its central location and also the fact that it is free. There is also a rather lacklustre souvenir shop, but feel free to skip it altogether. If you can definitely go during a sunset as you will see the whole city light up. Note: might get a little crowded during the weekends and holidays.


WOW U-mediator
  • 2019-12-16

The South observation deck at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building offers an amazing view of Tokyo. Entry is free and the queue was only 15 minutes long. A grand piano is present and was being played whilst I was there, creating a nice ambience to go along with the views. There is also a small gift shop


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