Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, Shinjuku

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Anyone with an interest in architecture will enjoy a trip to the top of Shinjuku Sumitomo Building. Step into the one-time fastest elevators in the world, which travel at 540 m (1,771 ft) per minute as they whisk you to the free observation platform and sky lounge restaurants that wait at the summit. At 210.3 m (690 ft) tall, it was the tallest building in the city until 1974, when it was surpassed. Take note of the building's unusual floor plan; built in a triangluar shape with its corners cut off, each of its sides reveal a different view of the city (with the obervatory and restaurants on each side). You'll also notice that the building's triangular atrium extends the full height of the building, creating an impressive sight. Use our Tokyo holiday builder tool to add Shinjuku Sumitomo Building and other attractions to your Tokyo vacation plans.
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  • Was insanely brilliant. Also in the end of the dinner, they will take you to see the sights from his height which is a must see. Don't miss it. The food is brilliant, not expensive, the staff is as al...  more »
  • Spectacular view of the city; panoramic floor with small shop with typical products. Considerable lift a breeze.
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  • Cool lobby. Restaurants on the top to get a great view of the city.
  • Nice office building. Very quiet inside.
  • Food trucks were parked at the entrance during lunch time and was a great place to grab food with coworkers in summer.
  • Nice central view in the city. It's nice how those people can make simple yet amazing things.
  • This district is quintessentially Japanese, skyscrapers and filled with Japanese going about in every direction!

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