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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, Shinjuku

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Government Building
Catch sweeping views of the city from one of the two public observation decks at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Completed in 1990, the postmodern building designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange references a Gothic cathedral. Inside, the governing bodies for the entire Tokyo metropolitan area have their headquarters. At 202 m (663 ft), the building's observation decks each contain a cafe and souvenir shop. One of them stays open late, providing glittering views of the skyline on clear nights. With our custom trip planner, Tokyo attractions like Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Considering that you have to pay for high-rise views from other towers in Tokyo, I'm glad there's a free option like this one. I visited last autumn and it was nice to see from up high these pockets o...  more »
  • I recommend you the south tower and it offers a view on the Tokyo Sky Tree. The visit of both towers is free but I recommend you to go in the morning to avoid the crowd.  more »
  • a visit to the Metropolitan building was worthwhile with an array of shopping of the local wares ranging from candies to pickle and added to that was the view of a part of japan during the sunset from...  more »
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  • View of Tokyo from above for free. Especially recommended at night. After 9pm is probably a better time, because a lot of people leave around that time. The staff is super nice!! I lost my phone and the service was helping me until I found it.
  • Go to the South Observatory for best views. Free and great view of Tokyo! The North's has a portion of the view reserved for 'Good View' cafe, so unless you est there you won't be able to see the best view from the North observatory. Lots of souvenirs atop both towers.
  • This place is fantastic ! Government building floor 45 and great view on Tokyo city for free ! There are 2 Observatories, North and South. Both have access from ground floor and view same. But visit both its gonna take you extra 10 min. South is open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m North opening time is 9:30 a.m. till 11p.m. Second floor of building where you will get off the elevator there is Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 exibition.
  • This place is free and the views are amazing! On a clear day you can see Mount Fuji. Definitely worth a visit. There are a lot of souvenir ships and even a restaurant, but I recommend just coming for the view. And make sure to stroll at the park nearby.
  • Amazing viewing point for Tokyo. As a tourist I was in awe of how massive Tokyo really is from up here! They do good food as well.